The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to "conflict minerals," as directed by the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The definition of "conflict minerals" refers to gold, tin, tantalum, tungsten, and the derivatives of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, regardless of where they are sourced, processed or sold. In the future additional minerals may be designated by the U.S. Secretary of State.
The EU has imposed massive and unprecedented sanctions against Russia in response to the war of aggression against Ukraine. As part of the economic sanctions, the EU has imposed a number of import and export restrictions on Russia.
Proposition 65 (Prop 65), establishes a list of chemicals which the state of California’s risk assessment process has determined to present a risk of cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
The Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals or REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances or RoHS is European Union directive which concerns the use of certain dangerous materials in electrical and electronic devices.