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GAO issues annual report on conflict minerals filings in 2017

Under Dodd-Frank, the GAO is required to assess annually the effectiveness of the SEC’s conflict minerals rules in promoting peace and security and to report on the rate of sexual violence in the DRC and adjoining countries. The GAO has released its annual study on conflict mineral disclosures filed with the SEC in 2017.  The report is based on a random sample of 100 Forms SD, interviews with company representatives and other stakeholders. 

GAO report on gold supply chain reveals little progress in responsible sourcing

The GAO has issued a new report on conflict minerals focused in this instance on the supply chain for artisanal and small-scale mined (ASM) gold in the DRC region.  The report also addressed efforts to encourage responsible sourcing of ASM gold and sexual violence in the region since the GAO’s last report in August 2016.

GAO issues annual report showing only slight progress in disclosures on conflict minerals

by Cydney Posner The GAO has recently issued its third annual report on conflict minerals. The GAO is required by Dodd-Frank to report annually on the effectiveness of the SEC’s conflict minerals rule in promoting peace and security in the DRC and adjoining countries  (the “covered countries”) as well as […]

GAO issues second annual conflict minerals report

by Cydney Posner The GAO has issued its annual conflict minerals report to Congress, entitled  “Companies Face Continuing Challenges in Determining Whether Their Conflict Minerals Benefit Armed Groups.” The GAO is required to report annually on the effectiveness of the SEC’s conflict minerals rule in promoting peace and security in […]

New GAO report on conflict minerals compliance

by Cydney Posner By coincidence, the same day that the three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit  struck down (again) a portion of the conflict minerals rule (see this post), the GAO issued a report to Congressional Committees entitled “SEC CONFLICT MINERALS RULE Initial Disclosures Indicate Most Companies Were Unable to […]