Conflict Minerals "Dodd Frank Section 1502 Ruling" Compliance Basics

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Conflict Minerals "Dodd Frank Section 1502 Ruling" Compliance Basics

What is the Dodd Frank Section 1502 Ruling, and Why Does it Matter?
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 “Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics" Goal: breaking down Dodd-Frank 1502 with out legalese, and explain why it matters.

In a nutshell, the rule requires public companies to conduct supply chain diligence and make disclosures concerning specified minerals and their derivatives contained in their products. In 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, which directs the SEC to issue rules requiring certain companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals if those minerals are “necessary to the functionality or production of a product” manufactured by those companies. Under the Act, those minerals include tantalum, tin, gold or tungsten.

The rule is intended to reduce a significant source of funding for armed groups that are committing human rights abuses in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and specific adjoining countries. By enacting the Conflict Minerals Statutory Provision, Congress intended to further the humanitarian goal of ending the violent conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been partially financed by the exploitation and trade of conflict minerals originating in the DRC. The SEC final rule explains that the exploitation and trade of conflict minerals by armed groups is helping to finance the conflict, which is characterized by extreme levels of violence, particularly sexual- and gender-based violence.

To learn more about how companies and their suppliers were able to respond to this regulation, download a copy of Conflict Minerals Year In Review.  This report was developed by Source Intelligence, a next generation supplier management tools company and the leading provider of conflict minerals compliance programs.

 

Keywords: Responsible Production & Consumption | Conflict Minerals | Dodd Frank Section 1502 | Source Intelligence | supply chain transparency

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