GAO Reports on the SEC Conflict Minerals Rule

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
32
Issue: 
9
Abstract: 
On August 25, 2016, the General Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report examining (1) country disclosures filed in 2015 in response to the SEC conflict minerals regulations, (2) challenges to companies’ due diligence efforts related to the processing facilities in conflict minerals supply chains and efforts to mitigate those challenges, and (3) Commerce’s actions regarding its conflict minerals-related requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act.