Topic: Form SD

Court Upholds SEC Conflict Minerals Rule – First Reports Due in Less Than A Year

“[The] rule […] will require about 6,000 publicly traded companies to report whether their products contain four so-called conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where warlords use proceeds from the mineral sales to finance murder, rape and torture.” (The National Law Journal) On July 23, 2013, a federal court rejected a challenge… Read more »

SEC Clarifies Conflict Mineral Disclosure Rules: What You Need to Know

“Payments made to majority-owned government transportation services to supply people or materials to an extractive job site are considered ancillary or preparatory and not subject to disclosure.” (Holland & Knight) Late last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission published a set of Frequently Asked Questions on the agency’s conflict mineral and resource extraction disclosure requirements.… Read more »