APB & Associates, Inc. and Squire Sanders to Host Compliance Conferences

SCOMSDC Connections Magazine

Events at Corporate College to feature industry experts’ discussion on Corporate social responsibility and supply chain compliance including reporting of conflict minerals from war-torn countries

Corporate social responsibility, including labor, human rights, restricted substances, trade compliance, environmental guidelines, and other supply chain compliance regulations will be the focus at the two upcoming Conferences in 2014, including the Conflict Minerals Conference, on February 19, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by APB & Associates, Inc., along with co-sponsor, Squire Sanders, and hosted by Corporate College. The firm, along with its partners will also hold a Global Compliance Conference at Corporate College on June 11, 2014. “Over the past five years”, observes APB founder and President, Andre Bryan, a decorated Marine Corps captain, “compliance with international regulations has become a serious issue, and enterprises are being held accountable for the products they sell.” Two of the newest regulations are The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act which requires companies to provide details on their websites, about steps taken to remove slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Section 1502), is an attempt to stop rebel groups from illegally using profits to fund their activities in the minerals trade (tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold – “3TGs”) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It requires manufacturers and service companies to report conflict minerals in their supply chain. The first annual disclosure to the Securities and Exchange Commission is due May 31, 2014. The APB & Associates, Inc. Supply Chain Compliance Division helps enterprises develop strategic solutions for supply chain risk management and global compliance. For more information, call 216-541-2900 or visit

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