Statement on U.S. court ruling on conflict minerals regulations

April 17, 2014 -- Founded in 2008, the Responsible Minerals Initiative is a collaboration across industries of companies committed to conflict-free supply chains and supporting peaceful development in the Great Lakes region of Africa. The passage of the U.S. Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010 increased global awareness of conflict minerals issues, including that the use of these minerals affects many industries.

The goal of the CFSI is to allow companies to make informed decisions when sourcing minerals. Monday’s court ruling invalidating one aspect of the SEC final rule does not affect the programs of the CFSI. We will continue to engage with smelters and refiners to validate their conflict status and to assist our members to collect and manage data regarding the sources of minerals in their supply chains. The CFSI will also continue to monitor legal developments and assess any impact to our programs.


Julie Schindall
Director of Communications & Stakeholder Engagement
Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition / +1 571.858.5721 / +1 703.647.0967