New Conflict Minerals Legislation Has Far-reaching Impact across Manufacturing Supply Chains

By Heather Ashton – April 5, 2013
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At IDC Manufacturing Insights, we have been closely following the impact of the SEC's new requirements for identifying and disclosing the use of conflict minerals in manufactured goods. The official law passed in August 2012 (Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Act), and as of January 1, 2013 we are in the first year of reporting mandates. As such, the implications of the law are being felt throughout the manufacturing supply chain.


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