Dynda Thomas focuses a significant portion of her practice on conflict minerals, responsible sourcing and supply chain transparency (including antislavery and human trafficking, forced labour, child labour and other human rights issues). She offers a rare combination of in-depth knowledge and real-world experience across many industry sectors. She helps organisations analyse legal requirements, develop and implement due diligence procedures, and draft reporting and disclosure ' all while being mindful of the various compliance and disclosure risks associated with such efforts. Dynda created and leads the Squire Patton Boggs Conflict Minerals team and is the founder of and contributor to the firm's Conflict Minerals Law blog (www.conflictmineralslaw.com). She focuses on best practices across industries to provide efficient, effective counselling, which includes supply chain investigations and undertaking enterprise risk analysis around responsible sourcing issues.
This Practice Note considers supply chain sustainability and sustainable procurement. It discusses how UN Global Compact leads the effort to improve organisations' supply chain sustainability performance. It provides guidance on establishing a supplier code of conduct and developing a supply chain sustainability programme addressing human rights, labour, environmental issues, corruption, litigation and risk management concerns.
This Practice Note considers the EU conflict minerals regime which, by requiring third party audits and disclosures about supply chain due diligence, seeks to reduce the financing of armed conflicts through the trade of minerals.
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