By Mickey North Rizza | November 24, 2015

Supply ManagementAs regulations tighten across the globe regarding the sourcing of conflict minerals, procurement organizations are racing to find ways to avoid fines and embarrassing headlines.

The materials in question – tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold – are well-known as critical parts of electronics equipment. However, these minerals show up in many more products than one might think – seat cushions, batteries, glass and much more – making the call to action one that nearly anyone in manufacturing or importing needs to heed.

While the nuances of regulations do differ from country to country, and in many places the details of the consequences are still evolving, the implications of non-compliance are shared…