Industry training program also available

Need guidance complying with the June 1 deadline for Conflict Minerals reporting? A new equipment-industry focused webinar from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) can help.

Companies that don’t comply with the reporting may face legal action. Click here to register.  

The free Conflict Minerals webinar is March 5 at 10 a.m. CST, and  is offered by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

The AEM webinar will review what Conflict Minerals are and where they come from and explain what the law expects of manufacturers and their suppliers.

Participants will also learn:

  • How to identify the most likely sources of Conflict Minerals in manufactured products
  • Specifics of the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template known as the CMRT

Training program reduces time, cost of compliance

AEM has also initiated a Conflict Minerals training program to help OEMs and supply chain companies better understand and more easily comply with the complex minerals-reporting rules mandated by the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act.

Key features of the AEM industry-focused Conflict Minerals training program:

  • CFSI, Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative and equipment industry leaders have reviewed program content
  • Suppliers can take one training and communicate participation to multiple OEMs
  • Exclusive interactive exercise guides participants through filling out the CMRT (Conflict Minerals Reporting Template)

For more information on the AEM Conflict Minerals webinar or training program, contact AEM’s Lydia Riesch (, tel: 414-298-4102).  

About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) -
AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 900 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.: Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.