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Materials Compliance and Transparency, Part 1 (PSX 2022 On Demand)



Course Description:
Recently, Apple cut ties with 12 suppliers who failed to meet their standards for complying with Regulation (EU) 2017/821, the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation. With the recent EPA focus on chemicals in articles, material disclosure requirements will also increasingly impact companies in the USA. Companies, governments and NGOs in general are shifting from focusing on substances alone to substances in materials or products. Gathering the required information at this granular level requires a great deal of transparency across the supply chain. Some industries have been grappling with this issue for a number of years already (for example, the automotive industry), others are just starting to get to grips with these challenges.

This presentation is designed to give a general overview of the topic, as well as allow for discussion using a roundtable format. The overview will focus on regulatory and other drivers, such as initiatives within specific industries, media and the public. The discussion will focus on attendees experiences, challenges and any collaborations or innovations. At the end of the session, we will reconvene and share findings with the aim to provide input to the PSS Board regarding the needs and concerns of members on this topic. This session is part 1 of two standalone sessions. Part 2 will follow with a fireside chat panel of industry experts sharing their experiences dealing with similar disclosure initiatives, the challenges they faced, and how their companies overcome these challenges to meet the legal obligations and customer expectations.

Contact Hours:
1 Contact Hour

Presentation Date:
10/19/2022

Presenters:
Zainab Ahmad