Compliance with What? Conflict Minerals Due Diligence (Part II)

As I explained earlier this week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is in the process of formulating the rules that will implement Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act passed in 2010. Much rests on the SEC creating clear and simple rules with which companies can comply quickly.…

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Why Wait? Conflict Minerals Due Diligence (Part I)

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held consultations with industry and civil society last week on the conflict minerals provision (Section 1502) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. At a public roundtable hosted by the Commission in Washington DC SEC lawyers heard agreement (mostly) that conflict minerals due diligence should…

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