Sanmina: How an EMS Tackles Conflict Minerals Compliance

Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers in many regards resemble OEMs – they design, assemble, ship and even support end products. But the distinctions between the businesses are extremely important, particularly when it comes to matters of compliance. The conflict minerals provision of the Dodd-Frank Act, for example, requires manufacturers to disclose the use of tin,…

Ruling Adds No Clarity To Conflict Minerals Law

One of the lesser-known facts about the Dodd-Frank Act (also known as the “conflict minerals” rule) is that the provision has been challenged in court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit recently issued its ruling on a challenge by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) regarding the SEC’s conflict minerals rule, according to…

Molex Receives Applicant Membership in EICC

Molex Inc. has been formally accepted as an Applicant Member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). A coalition of the world’s leading electronics companies, the EICC facilitates collaboration between members and with customers, suppliers and others in the industry to work together on improving efficiency and social, ethical, labor standards and environmental responsibility in…