BANNOCKBURN, IL – IPC has released IPC-1081, Conflict Minerals Due Diligence White Paper.
This document provides practical examples for developing a conflict minerals compliance program within a firm. In addition, it contains examples of industry-specific information on where tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold are used in electronics.
IPC WP-1081 also discusses different methods for engaging suppliers.
“IPC-1081, Conflict Minerals Due Diligence White Paper is a great evolving central reference of relevant information compiled to help stakeholders develop their internal conflict minerals programs,” said E-30 committee co-chair David Carnevale, staff engineer, Energy and Environmental Compliance at Dolby Laboratories. “The committee assembled this resource to address a recently formed gap in which some ambiguity still exists.”
Though IPC WP-1081 does not establish mandatory practices, it was developed to be consistent with the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance, which is referenced in Dodd-Frank and the draft EU conflict minerals regulations.
Download the white paper at www.ipc.org/1081.