This site is a resource for companies considering the independent private sector audit (IPSA) of the due diligence processrequired by Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank” or "Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals" (DFCM)). Our professionals have auditing experience and certifications, including professionals with holding Certifications in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Certified Professional Environmental Auditors.
The EHS Journal is an international online magazine was designed for and by environmental, health, and safety professionals for the purpose of sharing knowledge and facilitating discussion within our profession. Since their launch in January 2010, they have published articles and images from more than 200 contributors.
Global Reporting Initiative
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the most widely-adopted framework for reporting on Sustainability (or Non-Financial Information). GRI’s guidelines provide a framework and parameters for reporting on organization and governance, environmental, economic, and social issues. The G4 iteration of the guidelines introduces the concept of materiality analysis and reporting to non-financial reporting.
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Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC (DHC) has published thought leadership, presented to many groups, and has supported business and professional organizations.
Institute of Internal Auditors
Established in 1941, the Institute of Internal Auditors is the recognized professional association for internal auditors, with member also working in risk management, governance, and internal controls. The IIA has more than 180,000 members worldwide. The IIA’s certifications include the Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) professional and the Certified Professional EHS Auditor (CPEA).
Sustainable Accounting Standards Board
Stakeholders have been clamoring for more social, environmental, and non-financial information in financial filings. The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s mission is to develop and disseminate sustainability accounting standards for public corporations to disclose material, decision-useful information to investors. The SASB’s Board includes two former SEC commissioners and the Honorable Michael Bloomberg.