asked companies a few questions to determine how far along they are in the process of complying with the SEC’s new conflict minerals rule. Questions included:

  1. Who is responsible for conflict minerals compliance?
  2. Do you currently expect that you will be required to file a Form SD?
  3. If you manufacture or contract to manufacture products and conflict minerals are only contained in your packaging, do you anticipate concluding that packaging is necessary to the functionality or production of your products? and
  4. How far along are you in preparing for conflict mineral compliance?

View the survey results and see how your own responses would compare. also highlighted the Squire Sanders interactive flowchart, which provides big picture guidance, definitions, and examples with accompanying release citations to help companies navigate the conflict minerals rule, release, and SEC flowchart.