Conflict Minerals

What You Need to Know

Conflict minerals such as gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten, are necessary components in many manufactured goods.

As part of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 Congress adopted a disclosure requirement which requires that companies file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on their use of conflict minerals.

The NAM currently estimates SEC regulation could cost manufacturers $9 to $16 billion to implement, while not achieving the intended objective.