Tulane University is seeking input from companies that implemented conflict minerals compliance programs under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. This study will gather data on actual implementation costs and externalities related to company activities behind the first Form SD/CMR filings.
Dr. Chris Bayer, who authored the University’s original cost analysis of the SEC proposed regulation in 2011, will act as the study coordinator, providing continuity of knowledge and expertise. Several major industry associations from a spectrum of industry sectors are suggesting that their members participate in the study.
Given the credibility that the SEC gave to the first Tulane cost analysis in 2011, we believe that this study will also be well received by regulators and policymakers.
All stakeholders stand to benefit from the findings, which will reveal realities of Section 1502 regulatory compliance. More information about this study can be found at http://www.payson.tulane.edu/welcome-tulanes-conflict-minerals-post-filing-survey
The deadline for participation is July 31, 2014, so don’t delay.