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The Conflict Minerals Effect Video Series Part III: Impact on Creation & Our Partners

The ethical sourcing of materials from conflict-free regions is a responsibility that most of us in the global EMS industry take very seriously, and not just when emerging legislation tells us it must be so. Prior to joining Creation, I was president of a company manufacturing bare printed circuit boards, and so I understand first-hand […]

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The Conflict Minerals Effect Video Series Part II: Industry Challenges

In the second installment of our video series on conflict minerals, I discuss industry challenges and the effectiveness of the Dodd Frank legislation. Regulating the origin of raw materials is easier said than done. While it has good intentions, the Dodd Frank Act is flawed and presents significant compliance barriers for electronics manufacturers. This is […]

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Introducing Our New Video Series: The Conflict Minerals Effect

Supply chain awareness is critical for OEMs. Especially when the raw materials used to make their electronic products might have ties to terrorist groups and human rights abuses in Central Africa. I recently had an opportunity to talk about this complicated social and economic issue, and am excited to announce a new three-part video series [...]
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What the Recent Conflict Minerals Compliance Ruling Means for Companies

Conflict minerals compliance is once again a hot topic in the manufacturing industry. As companies are preparing to file their 2015 reports due May 31st, 2016, it’s important to note that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) guidance for this reporting year has not changed, despite the recent legal headlines. Confusion arose when the […]

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Should CSR be Legally Enforced in all Regions?

Corporate Social Responsibility, or “CSR”, is often discussed in the business world. Most large companies will have CSR initiatives in place, and will likely have a section on their website detailing their involvement in the community or commitment to social and environmental stewardship. But are corporations doing enough? A few years ago, India became the first country […]

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Building Communities: Creation’s Milwaukee and Chicago Locations Recognized by Goodwill Industries

  Empowering people and communities through employment has long been the mission for Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin. For nearly a century, the non-profit organization has helped people with disabilities and disadvantages find paths to long-lasting, meaningful careers through education, training and job seeking services. Recently, Creation’s Chicago and Milwaukee business units were jointly honored […]

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