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  • Not On Our Watch: EU Adopts Binding Conflict Minerals Law

    Yesterday, the European Union (EU) Parliament approved a new binding regulation on mineral imports from conflict-affected zones. The new rule obliges EU importers of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TGs) to undertake due diligence to ensure their supply chains are not fueling armed conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries of

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  • Business and Human Rights Legislation on the Rise

    The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council’s adoption of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in 2011 set a clear global expectation that businesses have a responsibility to respect human rights. These principles have underpinned the growth of national regulations aiming to ensure human rights due diligence on the part of businesses.

  • Anti-Human Trafficking and Your Supply Chain [eBook]

    The recent announcement of anti-human trafficking as a key priority of the Trump administration is generating considerable talk on what this focus means for businesses. While the exact implications of this announcement are yet to be seen, the key takeaway is clear: ethical sourcing is set to become an increasingly important part your company’s due

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  • Unverified Executive Order Calls for Alternative to Dodd-Frank 1502

    On February 8, 2017, UK-based The Guardian newspaper released what they allege to be a leaked draft of a Presidential Memorandum detailing a possible Executive Order (EO) on Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. While this leaked document highlights the uncertain future of the landmark conflict minerals rule, strong

  • ECHA Releases New Draft Guidance on Requirements for Substances in Articles

    The European Chemicals Agency has released a new draft guidance document aimed at assisting stakeholders in fulfilling their obligations under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation. The draft guidance elaborates on the judgement of the European Court of Justice on 10 September, 2015, with respect to complex articles, or the notion

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  • ‘Buy American, Hire American’: Your Supply Chain in the New Administration

    All new government administrations are inevitably associated with uncertainty. The election of President Trump is no exception. In particular, the new administration is already making waves in the manufacturing sector as companies consider how to reconfigure their supply chains to avoid being left behind in the new order – one which openly seeks to put

  • Emergent Standards & Expectations on Corporate Conduct: Why This Matters To Your Business [WEBINAR]

    As governments worldwide continue to set rigorous standards for corporate conduct, businesses are faced with ever-increasing regulatory requirements to comply with these growing initiatives. The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights reflect the global consensus on responsible business conduct, compelling states and the corporate sector to protect and respect human rights w...

  • Four New SVHCs Added to REACH Candidate List

                    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has officially added four substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List for authorization, bringing the total number of substances or groups on the list to 173.  The new additions of January 12, 2017 are: 4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A; BPA) Nonadecafluorodecanoic

  • Compliance Trends in 2017: What to Expect, How to Prepare

    Looking back on 2016, it was without doubt a year of political upheaval and increased scrutiny on the environmental, social and human rights implications of government regulations, corporate practices and consumer habits. In 2017, these changes will fuel additional compliance considerations for corporate supply chains around the world. While the future is anything but certain,

  • Top 10 Compliance Storylines from 2016

    For the compliance sector, 2016 was a critical year. It was a year in which regional government bodies around the globe took on greater responsibility as gatekeepers of environmental and human rights standards in the corporate sector. It was also the year of the investor, where corporate decision makers became more concerned with transparency and

  • ECHA Confirms Four SVHCs for January Candidate List, Proposes Two Others

    The Member State Committee (MSC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has agreed on four Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to be included in the January 2017 Candidate List update. To learn more about what constitutes an article under REACH, click here to download the whitepaper REACH: Applying the New Article Interpretation. These substances,

  • REACH Enforcement Action to Focus on CLP, SVHC and PIC

    The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement is set to launch a new enforcement campaign focusing on the classification and labeling of mixtures and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). This comes as part of its sixth major coordinated enforcement project under REACH and encompasses three key enforcement priorities for 2018. First, national enforcement authorities will

  • Health Risks Prompt EPA to Propose New Ban on TCE

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a ban on certain uses of the harmful chemical ‘trichloroethylene’ (TCE) due to the health risks it poses when used in aerosol degreasers and as a spot removal chemical for dry cleaning. This new push is the result of the Final Risk Assessment on TCE completed by

  • Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Assent Supply Chain Summit in San Jose

    On February 8th, the third installment of the Assent Supply Chain Summit Series will kick off in San Jose. Designed to provide organizations and their suppliers with in-depth education and actionable insights on due diligence, supply chain and compliance issues, the San Jose conference will give you the tools you need to stay up to

  • January Reporting Deadline for Vermont CDP Fast Approaching

    In 2014, the Vermont General Assembly passed Act 188 on the regulation of toxic substances as part of the Chemical Disclosure Program (CDP). With the first reporting deadline for the CDP on January 1, 2017 fast approaching, manufacturers of children’s products must report to the Vermont Department of Health (DoH) if they currently sell goods

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  • Government-Contracted Tech Firm Sued for Racial Discrimination

    The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against software company Palantir Technologies, alleging the company “systematically” discriminated against Asian job applicants. According to the complaint filed on September 21st, since at least January 2010 to present, Palantir utilized hiring processes, selection procedures and employee referral systems that “discriminate against Asian applicant...

  • An International Business & Human Rights Treaty: Is Your Company Prepared?

    The international community is moving towards the adoption of a legally-binding United Nations (UN) instrument that regulates the activities of corporations with regards to human rights. Under the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, many companies already report on human rights. However, this international instrument can be expected to go much further, requiring companies to carry out

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Generated 6 months ago

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  • REACH: Six New Substances Proposed for Candidate List

    Six new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) have been proposed for eventual addition onto the Candidate List for authorization. Substances with potential adverse effects on the environment and human health are labelled as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). European Union Member States or the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) can propose a substance be

Assent Compliance Inc

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Generated 6 months ago

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  • GAO Report Calls for Action to Improve Conflict Mineral Compliance

    The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a Report to Congressional Committees detailing its findings concerning the current implementation of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The report, titled SEC Conflict Minerals Rule: Companies Face Continuing Challenges in Determining Whether Their Conflict Minerals Benefit Armed Group...

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