Conflict Minerals Resource Center

We have partnered with Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and seven of the worlds largest industry associations to raise awareness and provide education to help companies in the supply chain comply with the current SEC Conflict Minerals regulations.

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American Apparel & Footwear Association, Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association, National Association of Manufacturers, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, National Retail Federation (NRF), Toy Industry Association, and the United States Fashion Industry Association.


The 7 Associations, SRZ, and Source Intelligence launched the first cross-industry training and resource center to address the Securities and Exchange Commissions (SEC) Conflict Minerals compliance regulation.



This resource center provides information and training, frequently asked questions, case studies, news, and updates for vendors, suppliers, and other companies in the supply chains of the associations respective members.

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FAQ’s: Answers to your most frequently asked questions about Conflict Minerals

News: As new information comes in, we’ll keep you posted with live updates.

Tools and Training : Forms, videos, webinar content to help you get started.

Case Studies: Take a look at some real world examples and studies.

Compliance: What you need to know about your company’s compliance obligations.

Background: SEC Dodd-Frank 1502 rule, map of DRC and about the associations.

The CMRC supports more than 15,000 member companies, and this number is growing everyday. The Conflict Minerals Resource Center equips subscribers with all the resources they need to comply with both customer and legal Conflict Minerals requirements.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which companies are impacted by the Conflict Minerals Rule?

The Conflict Minerals rule applies to all companies that are Exchange Act registrants, including foreign private issuers, emerging growth companies and smaller reporting companies.

What if a company chooses not to comply with Section 1502?

If an issuer does not comply, it cannot raise new capital under the Exchange Act. Failure to comply may result in SEC enforcement proceedings and/or shareholder litigation.

What are conflict minerals?

Conflict Minerals” include cassiterite, columbite-tantalite (also known as coltan), gold, wolframite and three specified derivatives: tin; tantalum; and tungsten. The minerals currently covered by the rule frequently are referred to as the “three Ts and gold” (3TG).

Additional minerals or their derivatives may be added to the definition if the U.S. Secretary of State determines that they are financing conflict in the DRC or any adjoining country.

The links below describe Conflict Minerals, from relevant derivatives to some of the common uses of Conflict Minerals, underscoring the broad applicability of the Conflict Minerals rule.

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