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Aleks Miziolek to Present at AIAG 2013 Corporate Responsibility Summit

Will Address Legal Considerations of Conflict Minerals Act

April 22, 2013

Aleks Miziolek, Director of Dykema’s Automotive Industry Group, will be a guest presenter at the AIAG 2013 Corporate Responsibility Summit. This two-day industry event—“Integrating Sustainability Into Your Business Plan and Practices”—is aimed at those in the automotive, heavy industry and technology sectors who are involved in matters of environmental sustainability and other corporate responsibility issues, and will take place in Novi, Michigan on April 24-25, 2013.

In an afternoon presentation on day two of the Summit, Miziolek will co-deliver—with Samuel Fogelman, Risk Consulting Partner at KPMG LLP—a presentation themed “Conflict Minerals: Internal Operations to Audit Compliance.” This 90-minute session, intended for both SEC filing and non-filing companies, will provide insight into “gray” areas of the law that do not have clear interpretations. Among the topics to be addressed:

  • An introduction to Form SD (required of filing companies, but dependent on information from non-filing companies)
  • An introduction to the five-step framework of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, and how to make certain your company process can be successfully audited to this framework
  • How to convert your company’s Conflict Minerals effort from a project to a sustainable process

AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) is a leading not-for-profit association where professionals from a diverse group of stakeholders—including retailers, suppliers of all sizes, automakers, manufacturers, service providers and representatives of academia and government—work collaboratively to streamline industry processes and sustain a seamless, efficient and responsible supply chain via development of global standards and harmonized business practices.

To learn more about the AIAG 2013 Corporate Responsibility Summit, or to register for this event, click here.