This site presents the latest information about Dodd-Frank Section 1502, which deals with requirements surrounding conflict minerals. It excerpts and links to articles and commentary from public and private sector sources, including government agencies, law firms, consulting firms, industry associations and industry.
These regulations are controversial, but even the companies affected by them, and the trade associations representing them, generally voice support for the goals of the legislation. Managing global supply chains effectively is one of the central challenges of the modern commercial era. This legislation promises to heighten those challenges.
The purpose of this site is not to air debates about the legislation. Rather, it is to provide useful information to help companies understand how the regulations will affect them; to identify expert sources of information and advice; and to help firms comply with the applicable regulations in a timely and cost effective manner. While we link to legal sources, nothing on this Web site should be construed as legal advice.
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