CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jan 29, 2013) - Publicly traded manufacturing companies and their supply chains face a big challenge in 2013 to meet reporting requirements established by the SEC in the recently enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502, better known as the Conflict Minerals Rule. The regulated metals include tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold -- commonly referred to as the 3Ts/G. These metals appear in hundreds of semi-finished forms and thousands of manufactured products.
MetalMiner™, an industry-leading website, recently launched a white paper, The Definitive Guide to Conflict Minerals Compliance for Manufacturers. The paper covers the primary approaches companies have taken to address conflict minerals compliance. In addition, the guide examines underlying technologies and resources that can help support conflict minerals compliance efforts, along with an A-Z listing of conflict minerals and semi-finished metals.
"We developed this paper to move the discussion away from a purely legal analysis of the SEC rule toward the practical information and knowledge needed to actually implement solutions," said Lisa Reisman, managing editor of MetalMiner. "This topic is front and center for thousands of manufacturing organizations, not only here in the US, but globally."
The paper -- sponsored by Nucor, D&B and Supply Dynamics -- dives into specific issues surrounding conflict minerals compliance. Some of these issues include:
- Interpreting the meaning of questions on standard industry-wide reporting templates
- The purchase of conflict-free materials, such as steel hot-rolled coil from producers that also supply tinplate products, that are subject to conflict minerals requirements
- The more controversial elements of the rules involving trace materials.
The paper also examines how overseas companies will need to comply with the US rules.
The report is available for free upon http://agmetalminer.com/definitive-guide-to-conflict-minerals-compliance-for-manufacturers/ registration.
More information on conflict minerals is available at www.metalminer.com or by contacting Lisa Reisman at 773.525.9750, lreisman[at]agmetalminer[dot]com.
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