We previously announced that we are conducting a thorough review of all the 2013 conflict minerals filings and that Georgetown Law School has joined the effort. So far, the team has reviewed approximately 850 of the 1300, and here are a few interesting things we have found.
Number of unique SIC codes across all 1300 filers: 268
Percent of the 850 filing only a Form SD: 17%
Number of relevant suppliers:
High – 38,700
Low – 1
Average – 835
These are only a few of the 20 criteria assessed. When the effort is complete, Georgetown will use the data as the basis for additional legal analysis. Elm will make it available on a customized basis for client engagements, presentations and further publications.