Over 80% of Industry professionals feel that complying with the Conflict Minerals Ruling* will take significant time and effort

Survey conducted across 10 major industries impacted by the Conflict Minerals Ruling

Industry Report

To encourage responsible sourcing by organizations, the SEC adopted Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on August 22, 2012. According to the ruling, all SEC-listed organizations that use 3TG metals in their products need to conduct a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) and disclose whether or not the minerals in those metals originated in the DRC or adjoining countries ("covered countries"). The deadline for conducting this RCOI and reporting the findings is May 2014.

This industry report based on a survey that targeted the relevant mid-to-senior level professionals across industries, provides a holistic picture of how various organizations are thinking about the conflict minerals ruling; how the level of awareness of the ruling differs across organizations and industries; what approaches can enable organizations to successfully manage their conflict minerals programs; and whether or not the ruling is likely to make a difference in the covered countries.