New Tulane University Study Aims to Assess Depth of Conflict Minerals Supply Chain

As previous research has shown, companies have expended considerable resources in order to comply with Dodd-Frank Section 1502 (DF1502).  While not all companies are required to submit mandatory information to the SEC, many companies, small and large alike, have had to respond to customer requests for information that will allow their customers, or companies further downstream, to meet their reporting obligation.  Tulane University, with stakeholder input, has put together a survey to gauge what companies are doing to generate and furnish the necessary information required by the law.  Not only will this survey yield benchmarks for companies, but it will also give policymakers a view of possible affects this law is having on the 3TG markets.

A notable feature of Tulane’s survey is that it seeks to reach deep down into 3TG supply chains, and supports Mandarin and French.  Yet the ultimate success of this survey hinges upon companies passing on the survey link to their suppliers encouraging participation, and they in turn requesting their suppliers participation and so on.  With the aggregate perspective of affected companies all stakeholders stand to be better informed.

As we helped develop the questionnaire, we can assure you that completing the questionnaire will not be a waste of your time.  It should only take 20 to 30 minutes to complete, and considering all the effort you have already invested in reporting, what is half an hour to now share with peers and decision makers what you did and how the law affected you?

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