The SEC’s New Conflict Minerals Rule

Starting in 2013, SEC registrants that manufacture products containing certain minerals from the Congo and neighboring countries will need to disclose the source of those elements under the SEC’s new Conflict Minerals Rule. Designed to reduce the assets of Congolese militias that profit from the mining and refining of tantalum, tin, gold, and tungsten, the new rule is intended to curb human rights violations in Central Africa. Learn about the key provisions of this regulation and what resources are available from several international industry groups that can help manufacturers and their suppliers comply.