Squire Sanders has developed an interactive tool to help reporting companies work through the SEC’s conflict minerals rule. In its Release, the SEC provided a flowchart that was intended as an overall guide to compliance with the rule. Squire Sanders developed an extensive annotation of the flowchart and the key terms of the rule, and put that annotation at the fingertips of those charged with compliance with the rule.
Squire Sanders’ SEC Conflict Minerals Flowchart provides big picture guidance, definitions and examples with accompanying release citations to help companies navigate the conflict minerals rule, release and SEC flowchart. The full text of the rule and the release should be consulted for additional guidance.