Regulatory Compliance

Addressing regulatory compliance challenges faced by companies operating in resource-rich countries by providing upstream knowledge, on-the-ground advisory services and local due diligence is essential.  Specifically relating to the following:

          Dodd-Frank Act Section 1502 “Conflict Minerals” legislation


Focus Areas:

  • Dodd-Frank Act Section 1502 (Conflict Minerals)
  • Provenance identification and traceability 
  • Due diligence and Chain of Custody
  • Independent third-party audits to ensure the integrity of upstream “conflict-free minerals”supply chain
    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and its cultural implications
  • Child Labor Prevention Policies and Procedures including Audits

Our Approach:

  • Evaluate risk factors relative to the organization’s compliance obligations, considering laws and regulations, policies and procedures and local socio-cultural realities
  • Develop operational and logistical best practices and policies including conflict minerals and local management systems and controls
  • Align business and regulatory compliance to grow revenue, manage risks and reduce costs
  • Recognize the local cultural dimensions of applying U.S. and local laws and regulations
  • Communicate upstream findings on  suppliers on-the-ground

        Companies with robust internal conflict minerals policies, procedures and  practices enabling them to determine whether minerals used in the manufacture of their products are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjacent countries are in fact conflict-free as required by the Dodd-Frank Act Section 1502 “conflict minerals” legislation will benefit from a significant competitive advantage going forward. Others risk considerable damage to their band with a negative impact on shareholder value.  Erecting a comprehensive compliance architecture requires collaborating with companies like us with on-the-ground presence for a credible local due diligence and chain of custody audit.

Focus Areas

Strategic Advisory

Service Lines

Enterprise Risk Management
International Development
Regulatory Compliance
- Dodd-Frank Act Section 1502 "Conflict Minerals" Local Due Diligence support
Supply Chain Management
Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility
Cross-Cultural Management Training