By Michelle Graff
New York--The Jewelers Vigilance Committee is hosting a 45-minute webinar next month that will explain the Dodd-Frank Act and steps suppliers must take to assure customers that minerals are conflict-free.

The webinar, Supply Chain Assurance for Gold and Tungsten, will be held April 7 at 2 p.m. EST.

JVC Senior Counsel Suzan Flamm will present the seminar, which will cover the fundamentals of the Dodd-Frank’s conflict mineral provisions, its impact on the jewelry industry and the steps to take to implement a supply chain assurance program.

Flamm also will mention resources available to help with challenges presented by Dodd-Frank, including JVC’s supply chain assurance kit.

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires that companies listed with the Securities and Exchange Commission disclose through a filing if any of the products they sell made with gold or tungsten are not conflict-free, meaning they benefitted armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or one of its nine neighboring countries. 

Registration for the webinar is available here.


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