Stakes are rising for U.S. public companies that need to file annual reports on their Conflict Minerals activities and findings.

As of the next filing on May 31, 2016, large companies may no longer declare that their products are “conflict undeterminable,” according to Michael Rohwer of the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative.

In addition, Rohwer says, large companies will increasingly be under surveillance for Conflict Minerals compliance by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders, including customers.

Complete details are available in Rohwer’s column which appeared in the latest issue of AEM’s Regulated Substances Brief. To read the full article, click here.

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The AEM Regulated Substances Brief provides content on chemical substances. It informs readers about the business risks and opportunities regarding the substances involved in the products they supply, along with regulations affecting their supply chain.

Topics include:

  • EU RoHS
  • Conflict Minerals
  • Emerging Regulatory Developments

For more information, contact AEM’s Director, Materials Management John Wagner (, tel: 414-298-4164).