• Industry: Consumer Markets, Diversified Industrials, Energy & Natural Resources, Technology, Telecommunications
  • Date: 11/16/2012

Conflict Minerals and Beyond Part Two: A More Transparent Supply Chain 

This publication focuses on the industry-wide implications of the conflict minerals provision of the Dodd-Frank Act, highlighting the importance of transparency and supply chain management; and includes key findings from those who are advanced in developing a DRC conflict-free supply chain.

This KPMG report is the second in a four-part series that covers Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The first report, published in September, focused on developing a compliance strategy.


This second report covers the minerals supply chain and argues that, although it is not easy to achieve a more transparent supply chain, the benefits are great. Mapping the supply chain benefits not only investors and policy makers, but consumers who want to be reassured the products they buy are not fueling conflict in central Africa. More transparency means more data which can be transformed into a competitive advantage.