Jenner & Block

Client Advisory: Miner-ity Report: The SEC Proposes New Disclosure Requirements for Companies Using "Conflict Minerals" in Manufacturing

In this advisory, William L. Tolbert Jr., Elaine Wolff and Alexander J. May summarize the SEC's proposed rules regarding additional disclosures required of companies using “conflict minerals” originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or any adjoining country, in the manufacture of products.  The authors discuss the companies that the proposed rules will apply to, the "conflict minerals" which will trigger the additional disclosures and the 3-step process the SEC is proposing to determine the disclosures (if any) that companies must make.