“80% of Companies Don’t Know if their Products Contain Conflict Minerals” – Harvard Business Review – January 5, 2017

On January 5, 2017 Harvard Business Review published an article about research it conducted of conflict minerals reports submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2014 and 2015, in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, passed by Congress in 2010.

According to the article, “(o)nly about 1% of the companies were able to declare that their products were conflict-free beyond a reasonable doubt. Of the rest, 19% declared that they had no reason to believe their products contained DRC conflict minerals. The remaining 80% admitted that they were unable to determine their raw materials’ country of origin.”

Registered users may read the article on the Harvard Business Review internet site.