Conflict minerals disclosure reports (Jun 2014)

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 4 June 2014

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued the final rule implementing Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act requiring that companies using gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum make efforts to determine if those materials came from the Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country. The rule requires companies to report publicly on the "due diligence" review of their supply chain to determine whether their mineral purchases are funding armed groups in DRC, and to have their reports independently audited. The initial reporting period started in Jan. 2013 and the deadline was 2 Jun 2014. [refers to Apple, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle]

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Related companies: Apple HP (Hewlett-Packard) Intel Oracle