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ESG for Extended Minerals Compliance

Assent helps you see deeper into your supply chain to gain smarter insights and meet your extended minerals goals for the responsible sourcing of cobalt and mica.

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Extended Minerals: ESG Deep Supply Chain Due Diligence

Demand for cobalt has grown due to its use in lithium-ion batteries. The increased presence of cobalt and mica in supply chains impacts investor interest, reputational risk, and customer requirements. To keep up with the market’s growing ESG expectations, manufacturers must complete due diligence for cobalt and mica.

‹ In a three-part mini-documentary series, Assent explores artisanal cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to show how manufacturers can take proactive steps toward responsible sourcing.

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A Rise in Cobalt & Mica ESG Reporting

While there are currently no legal requirements regarding cobalt and mica sourcing, many manufacturers voluntarily use the Extended Minerals Reporting Template (EMRT) to build a sustainable responsible minerals program. Some companies have made cobalt and mica due diligence a contractual supplier requirement.

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Risks of Extended Minerals Non-Compliance

Not meeting responsible minerals guidelines comes with several challenges:

  • Economic loss: Lose investors or contracts.
  • Reputational damage: Bad PR around extended minerals in your products could have devastating consequences.
  • Supply chain issues: delays in material sourcing due to supply chain disruptions.

Learn more about recent enforcement actions that demonstrate why proactive compliance is a business must.

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Extended Minerals Case Study

Growing Better With Cobalt & Responsible Minerals: GE Appliances

GE Appliances, a Haier Company, wanted to take its corporate social responsibility program a step further by adding cobalt and mica to its responsible minerals management. After expanding with Assent to add automated EMRT surveys, their Supplier Quality Manager went from spending 60% of his time on conflict minerals tracking to five percent.

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Extended Minerals Solution Capabilities

Robust Data Collection

Gather defensible due diligence data with disclosures that are based on a deep understanding of regulations, materiality, and best practices.

Full Supply Chain Visibility

Deep-map your supply chain risk beyond surface-level disclosures by monitoring suppliers for topics material to your business, so you can prioritize suppliers with a strong ESG track record.

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The Assent ESG Advantage

We’re the only supply chain sustainability management platform built specifically for complex manufacturers. Our solution is built on industry best practices, so you can manage data in a single platform across the company and build the missing foundation you need to mitigate hidden extended minerals risks.

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Assent’s Complete Supply Chain Sustainability Platform

Our extended minerals compliance solution is just one part of Assent’s platform. Learn more about our comprehensive approach to supply chain sustainability management.

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See why our supply chain sustainability platform is the number one choice for the world’s most sustainable complex manufacturers looking to manage Extended Minerals compliance.