Prior to the November 1 closing of the reopened public comment period on SEC’s proposed conflict minerals regulations, several companies and individuals filed new or updated comments. Among the commenters are two organizations serving environmental, health and safety auditing practitioners.
The comments support (a) the use of Performance Audits as an appropriate audit standard for the Conflict Minerals Reports under SEC, and (b) appropriate auditor expertise and certification beyond ISO19011 for various audits within a conflict minerals management system.
The Auditing Roundtable is a professional organization dedicated to the development and professional practice of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) auditing. Founded in 1982, the Roundtable represents the voice of the profession with more than 800 members. The Roundtable’s comments can be read here.
The Board of Environmental Auditor Certification (BEAC) is an independent, nonprofit corporation established in 1997 to issue professional certifications relating to environmental, health, and safety auditing and other scientific fields. BEAC was originally created as a joint venture between the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and The Auditing Roundtable. BEAC is a member of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB), a third-party accreditation board, and is recognized by the American Chemistry Council (ACC); the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA); the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE); the Auditing Association of Canada (AAC) ; the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI); and the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). BEAC’s comments can be read here.