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SEC receives first conflict minerals report

Companies have until June 2 to submit reports detailing their dealings with four minerals from the DRC

Conflict minerals compliance has been in the spotlight for U.S. businesses in recent months as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently set forth rules that require companies to file reports should they use four specific minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo: tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold. The first report has been submitted by Siliconware Precision Industries in the form of a filed Form SD — the new report through which companies must file their conflict mineral reports by June 2.

The reports must include analysis of a company’s supply chain management in order to determine at which levels conflict minerals may have been used. Siliconware Precision Industries manufactures semiconductor packaging, and Compliance Week reports that the company says it has implemented the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.

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Juliana Kenny

Juliana Kenny is a contributor to, covering a range of topics including patent litigation, conflict mineral laws, executive compensation, and antitrust regulation. Juliana earned B.A.s...

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