The conflict mineral rule, which falls under section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, affects any industry that has 3TG in its supply chain. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank” or the “Act”) focuses
on assuring stability in the U.S. financial markets, but also covers non-financial companies that
use extract minerals, oil and gas.
Title XV of the Act includes sections relating to Conflict Minerals
(Section 1502), Mine Safety Disclosures (Section 1503) and Payments to Governments by Resource
Extraction Issuers (Section 1504). In passing these sections into law, the U.S. Congress aims
to improve transparency and provide investors and citizens new tools to hold companies and
governments accountable for their actions.