Conflict minerals: new rules and next steps

How we can help

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A prudent approach to addressing the rule’s requirements includes three key steps:

Applicability and readiness


Reporting and assurance

Our organization has experience in both generally accepted government auditing standards-related assurance engagements and matters related to conflict minerals.

We can help you take those steps with:

  • Our multi-disciplinary network: Our network includes dedicated forensic, supply chain and sustainability professionals who assist clients from across industries and in countries around the world. As needed, our teams access the deep knowledge and resources of EY, tapping into professionals with core competencies in information technology, environmental health and safety (EHS), internal audit, supply chain risk management, sustainability reporting and assurance and a range of other key areas.

  • Our experience: Our organization has experience in both GAGAS-related assurance engagements and matters related to conflict minerals, including Responsible Jewellery Care Certification and the Department of Defense statutory restrictions on the acquisition of specialty metals not melted or produced in the United States. We have also authored assurance opinions and conclusions on a wide range of sustainability and corporate social responsibility disclosures.

  • Our global reach: We are the most globally integrated Big Four organization, bringing together more than 167,000 people across 152 countries. With competencies in assurance, tax, advisory and transactions, our professionals are ready to address your needs regardless of the geography of your supply chain or its complexity.