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Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence Legislation – Resources for Compliance

Over the last year, several jurisdictions have proposed or adopted mandatory human rights due diligence legislation that requires a more robust corporate response to human rights risks and adverse impacts.

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Conflict Minerals Compliance in 2022 – Resources for Compliance

Practices: ESG, CSR and Business and Human Rights

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Calendar 2021 U.S. Conflict Minerals Rule filings are due on May 31. Although the substantive requirements have not changed since last year, there are nevertheless changes to disclosure, policies and procedures to consider. On a webinar earlier this month, Michael Littenberg, Ropes & Gray Partner and Global ESG, CSR and Business and Human Rights Practice head, provided five filing tips that all filers should consider. The webinar and accompanying slides can be accessed here.

The following are just some of the additional Ropes & Gray resources available to assist with conflict minerals compliance, both under the U.S. Conflict Minerals Rule and globally:

Revisiting Conflict Minerals Compliance – Developments, Trends and Action Items for the Current Reporting Year and Beyond

SEC Issues Updated Statement on Conflict Minerals Rule

The EU Conflict Minerals Regulation – Frequently Asked Questions and Take-Aways for Downstream Companies (or Why Should I Care About Yet Another New Supply Chain Regulation?)

Conflict Minerals Compliance – European Commission Publishes Global List of Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

Swiss Conflict Minerals and Child Labor Due Diligence Legislation Takes Effect – Will Require Due Diligence and Reporting by Many U.S.-Based Multinationals Doing Business in Switzerland

Numerous additional alerts, articles and white papers relating to conflict minerals compliance are available on our website.

Ropes & Gray is a leader in advising companies on global conflict minerals compliance. Active in this space since well before the adoption of the Conflict Minerals Rule, we advise many of the world’s leading companies – across all major industries – on compliance in this area. We are the only law firm member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative. With more than 400 member companies, the RMI is one of the most utilized and respected resources for companies from a range of industries addressing responsible mineral sourcing issues in their supply chains.

About Ropes & Gray’s ESG, CSR and Business and Human Rights Practice

Ropes & Gray has a leading ESG, CSR, and business and human rights compliance practice. We offer clients a comprehensive approach in these subject areas through a global team with members in the United States, Europe, and Asia. In addition, senior members of the practice have advised on these matters for more than 30 years, enabling us to provide a long-term perspective that few firms can match.

For further information on the practice, click here.

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