Obian Group

New Conflict Minerals Social Responsibility Research Service Delivers Rating Reports

Obian Group releases Conflict Minerals Rating Reports for Semiconductor and Consumer Electronics Industries


Westport, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/23/2015 -- Obian Group announces the introduction of the first professional research reports that analyze, rate and peer-compare corporations' Conflict Minerals Programs. Over 1,200 SEC-registered corporations and tens of thousands of their suppliers have established Conflict Minerals Programs to meet the regulatory requirements of Dodd-Frank Section 1502, more commonly known as the Conflict Minerals Rule.

Obian Group reports are used by socially responsible investors, corporate executives, and institutional purchasing agents. These decision makers have a need to quickly understand the quality and effectiveness of a corporation's Conflict Minerals Program before investing in it or purchasing its products.

Each report evaluates five-like companies. For example, Consumer Electronics - Diversified covers leading consumer brands, Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung. Semiconductors - Large Cap summarizes and compares the Conflict Minerals Programs of Advanced Micro Devices, Intel, Micron Technology, Qualcomm and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation.

Obian Group's rating methodology uses publicly available sources, such as the Form SD that registered companies must file annually with the SEC, to evaluate over 50 factors that demonstrate a firm's commitment to Conflict Minerals Social Responsibility. The four critical program components, Management Support, Conformance with Regulation, Supply Chain Risk Management and Quality of Conflict Minerals Program are assessed. Summarizing both the quantitative analysis and qualitative research findings, a corporation is classified as Leader, Strong, Adequate, Minimalist or Laggard for Conflict Minerals Social Responsibility.

Obian Group Conflict Minerals Social Responsibility research reports are available at

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