Those toiling away for the second required conflict minerals filings are sure to wonder whether the law is having any positive impact. Politico has an interesting article about a trip to the DRC in an attempt to answer that question. The author was told “not a single mine was tagging its output so that buyers could identify the mine at which it had originated.” “Tagging is very expensive, . . . We don’t have the partners to pay for it.” Of course, it’s only one person’s perspective.
Elm Sustainability Partners LLC also has a good checklist to use for final preparation of your conflict minerals filing.
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