SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News
  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • IPC Invited to Participate in Pilot Evaluation of OECD Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Guide

IPC Invited to Participate in Pilot Evaluation of OECD Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Guide

Sep 06, 2011

Six Member Companies Join Pilot Implementation

 IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® and six IPC-member companies have agreed to participate in a pilot evaluation program to review and refine the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) due diligence guidance for conflict minerals. IPC members participating in the study encompass the breadth of the electronics supply chain: PCB manufacturer Circuit Connect; component manufacturers Freescale Semiconductor and TriQuint Semiconductor; raw material supplier Alpha, a business of Cookson Electronics; and two EMS firms, including EPIC Technologies. IPC believes participation in this study by these members will help the OECD identify important changes to their draft guidance.

“We are being given a chance to test the practicality of guidelines that may be required by our customers,” says Bruce Moloznik, vice president of Global Marketing with Alpha. “It’s important that we take this proactive approach to make sure the guidelines are practical and can be implemented from a commercial perspective.”

Recently endorsed by the U. S. State Department, The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas provides recommendations for global responsible supply chains of minerals to help companies to respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral or metal purchasing decisions and practices. Because it is anticipated that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may base regulatory compliance with the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals laws on the OECD guidance, participation in the pilot evaluation program is vitally important to the electronics manufacturing industry.

Bhawnesh Mathur, CEO, Epic Technologies agrees, “We appreciate the opportunity to help define appropriate due diligence steps while at the same time reviewing our own compliance program.”

The pilot study of the OECD due diligence guidance will run for one year and is scheduled to be completed in June 2012.

For information on IPC initiatives in the area of conflict minerals, visit www.ipc.org/minerals or contact Fern Abrams, IPC director of government relations and environmental policy at +1 703-522-2287 or Fabrams@ipc.org.

 


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,000 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.85 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.

Feb 19, 2018 -

IPC Releases New IPC/PERM-2901, Pb-free Design and Assembly Implementation Guide IPC-PERM-2901 addresses the impact of Pb-free on reliability and service life for aerospace, defense and high-performa

Feb 14, 2018 -

Show Floor Sells Out for IPC APEX EXPO 2018

Feb 12, 2018 -

IPC Invites Industry Leaders to Submit Poster Abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2018 in San Dieg

Feb 08, 2018 -

IPC STEM Outreach Program Introduces Students to the Electronics Industry at IPC APEX EXPO 2018

Feb 05, 2018 -

Industry 4.0 Gets Significant Boost at IPC APEX EXPO 2018 More than 20 companies to participate in IPC CFX Showcase

Jan 31, 2018 -

IPC Welcomes New Senior Director of Education Programs

Jan 28, 2018 -

IPC’s Enterprise Membership Option Simplifies Dues Structure

Jan 22, 2018 -

Salary Budgets are Rising, Says New IPC Salary Study

Jan 11, 2018 -

IPC North American EMS and PCB Statistical Programs Open

Jan 08, 2018 -

IPC INTRODUCES INNOVATION AWARDS AT IPC APEX EXPO 2018 Award recognizes outstanding products and services in the electronics industry

881 more news from Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) »

Feb 20, 2018 -

STI Announces Marietta Lemieux’s Selection as Presenter at “Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference”

Feb 20, 2018 -

BTU to Show the PYRAMAX 125N Dual Lane Reflow Oven at productronica China

Feb 20, 2018 -

Five Reasons to Visit Creative Electron at IPC APEX

Feb 20, 2018 -

Magneti Marelli chooses on TRI's PCBA Inspection Solutions

Feb 20, 2018 -

TRI to Feature Revolutionary DFF 3D AOI at IPC APEX 2018

Feb 20, 2018 -

Expanding Sales Growth sees New Directors Appointed at Europlacer Americas

Feb 20, 2018 -

ZESTRON to Demonstrate VIGON® RC 303 at IPC APEX 2018

Feb 19, 2018 -

Horizon Sales Heads to San Diego for APEX!

Feb 19, 2018 -

Cogiscan Is Growing: New Regional Sales Manager for the Americas

Feb 19, 2018 -

CyberOptics Demonstrates Advanced Airborne Particle Sensing Technology Recognized as Best Known Method (BKM) at SEMICON China

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

IPC Invited to Participate in Pilot Evaluation of OECD Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Guide news release has been viewed 821 times

  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • IPC Invited to Participate in Pilot Evaluation of OECD Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Guide
pcb components vacuum pick up

Capillary Underfill process