Conflict Minerals Regulation
In 2010, the US Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which directs the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue rules requiring certain companies to publicly disclose their use of conflict minerals.
On August 22, 2012, the SEC voted in favour of a Final Conflict Minerals Regulation.
The final rule requires all publicly traded companies to annually disclose information on the source(s) of conflict minerals contained within their product(s), and whether any of these minerals originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.
These minerals include tantalum, tin, gold and tungsten.
Under this final rule, companies are required to file a Conflict Minerals Report and are expected to exercise due diligence on the source of their conflict minerals.
Companies must disclose conflict minerals information on a calendar year basis – January 1 to December 31 – and this information must be provided using a form called Form SD.
Atlantis Electronics fully support the Conflict Mineral Law – For more information on this subject, please follow the following link to read our statement on Conflict Minerals.
Here is a list of companies that ECIA say conform to the Conflict Mineral Law: