Worried about the potential presence of conflict minerals within your company’s supply chain? Top automakers and Apple sure are. Well, then it’s your lucky day, because the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a new set of guidelines on April 7 that govern conflict mineral disclosure requirements within the Dodd-Frank Act.
The guidelines come as a set “frequently asked questions,” following a similar pattern from a first disclosure on May 30, 2013. These guidelines primarily deal with conflict minerals coming from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its adjoining countries specifically.