More About Supply Chain Assurance
Along with information regarding mineral source, is now often required by customers of gold and tungsten products. This is a result of section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank wall street reform and consumer protection act, passed in 2010.
Dodd-Frank requires that sec-listed companies publicly disclose if any of the gold or tungsten products they sell are not “conflict free.” Therefore, every business in the direct or indirect supply chain of sec-listed companies will need an assurance system to make this determination. They will also need to communicate their commitment to a responsible supply chain and details about their assurance system, to their customers.