The Elephant in the Room of Current Conflict Minerals Compliance ‘Solutions’

SOURCE: Source 44


November 15, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Companies have limited options to meet the requirements of Dodd-Frank Section 1502. Most companies don’t have human or capital resources to build an internal force to implement the supplier tracing, data collection and reporting required in the supplier due diligence process. To date, companies have had two options: 1) hire consultants on an hourly basis to collect supplier data, or 2) purchase 'do-it-yourself' software. The elephant in the room? Neither of these options includes sufficient resources to manage and verify the data.

Source 44’s Supplier Engagement Team is the only comprehensive solution that offers the necessary resources to take on the burden of supplier data collection and reporting. This expert team of specialists engages directly with suppliers, collects and aggregates information, talks their language, and does it all on their schedule. No other solution on the market offers a complete service including:

·         24/7 operation for worldwide supplier accessibility

·         Handles calls in seven different languages with access to many more

·         Experts in engaging with suppliers globally

·         Trained in OECD framework for supply chain due diligence

·         Supported by cloud technology, accessible anywhere anytime

·         Direct access to quantifiable metrics across all administrative functions in real time

·         Rapidly scale supplier due diligence efforts up or down based on needs

·         Every call is recorded and accessible to meet tracking and audit requirements

Why settle for a ‘solution’ that implies taking man-hours away from your company when the obvious choice is Source 44’s Supplier Engagement Team?

For more information on Source 44’s Supplier Engagement Team call 877. 916. 6337 ext:1001 or visit


About Source 44

Source 44, home of Source Intelligence®, delivers a unique blend of cost-effective technology, expertise and data to rapidly improve supply chain sustainability and transparency. We guarantee our solutions are tailored to the distinct challenges that retailers and manufacturers face when they set out to define and meet sustainability targets, from assessing suppliers for increased supply chain transparency and brand protection to complying with conflict minerals requirements. Each solution is powered by proprietary algorithms within Source Intelligence® and complemented by a 24/7 Supplier Engagement Team to enable companies to meet sustainability goals like never before. Source 44 is headquartered in Solana Beach, CA, with additional offices in San Diego and San Francisco.

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Contact Info:

Lauren Gambaccini
Source 44
+1 (877) 916-6337 ext. 1007

KEYWORDS: Environment, Technology. Innovation & Solutions, Conflict Minerals, Dodd-Frank Act, supply chain, Source 44, suppliers, section 1502

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