Investigating Mineral Sourcing Practices

Investigating Mineral Sourcing Practices

Description

Transparency in Conflict Mineral Supply Chains

In 2010, section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act introduced a legal requirement for companies that file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to report on their due diligence to ensure that their sourcing of certain minerals does not fund armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The publication of such reports represents an opportunity to increase corporate transparency, but to validate and realise this potential, the reports must be analysed.

We have defined a set of questions about how companies that produce electronic goods source the minerals required to produce those goods, and created metrics to record the answers to those questions. To contribute to this project, choose a company from the list on the bottom-right of this page, click the “Research” button, and try to find the answers to each question in their Conflict Minerals Report(s).

Each metric has a methodology section which explains how the answer for a company should be determined and includes tips for finding answers quickly.

Please include comments that support the answers you’re adding (e.g. by quoting from the source or explaining your reasoning). Good comments are very useful when checking answers or refining metrics.

Project goals:

To evaluate the quality of Conflict Mineral Statements that are produced by companies in accordance with section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. This year we want to establish a baseline against which we can measure the impact on companies, and in turn, on conflict mineral sourcing.

Suggested Reading:

Further Guidance:

Check out the following example company to see how the project organisers have used these metrics:

Xerox

100%
Known
100%
Unknown
100%
Not Researched
21.6%
Researched
21.6%
0.0%
78.3%
Of 833 potential records (119 Companies x 7 Metrics), 180 have been added so far.
Companies
Company Metrics Researched
12603780 small
Xerox
Research
5
0
2
12603963 small
Teradata
Research
5
0
2
12604194 small
Alcoa Inc.
Research
5
0
2
12604051 small
Tesla Motors
Research
5
0
2
12603895 small
Apple Inc.
Research
5
0
2
12603747 small
Visant
Research
5
0
2
12602954 small
Gap inc.
Research
2
0
5
12603770 small
Nucor
Research
3
0
4
12603768 small
Liberty Interactive
Research
4
0
3
12603795 small
VF
Research
1
0
6
12603771 small
FMC
Research
1
0
6
12603782 small
Whirlpool
Research
4
0
3
12603787 small
Stryker
Research
1
0
6
12603788 small
Parker-Hannifin
Research
1
0
6
12603766 small
Reynolds American
Research
1
0
6
12603764 small
Air Products & Chemicals
Research
3
0
4
12603763 small
Edwards Lifesciences
Research
1
0
6
12603767 small
Pall
Research
1
0
6
12603765 small
Brunswick
Research
3
0
4
12603794 small
Hanesbrands
Research
2
0
5
12603761 small
Precision Castparts
Research
1
0
6
12603772 small
Ecolab
Research
1
0
6
12603774 small
Western Refining
Research
1
0
6
12603793 small
Joy Global
Research
3
0
4
12603775 small
Oceaneering International
Research
1
0
6
12603784 small
Eastman Kodak
Research
1
0
6
12603759 small
Tech Data
Research
1
0
6
12603760 small
Tractor Supply
Research
1
0
6
12603762 small
Masco
Research
1
0
6
12603796 small
Huntsman
Research
2
0
5
12603792 small
WABCO Holdings
Research
3
0
4
12603797 small
PBF Energy
Research
1
0
6
12603785 small
Jabil Circuit
Research
1
0
6
12603758 small
Varian Medical Systems
Research
1
0
6
12603773 small
Avon Products
Research
3
0
4
12603789 small
TRW Automotive Holdings
Research
3
0
4
12603756 small
L-3 Communications
Research
2
0
5
12603781 small
Eastman Chemical
Research
1
0
6
12603777 small
Stanley Black & Decker
Research
1
0
6
12603790 small
Dover
Research
1
0
6
12603755 small
Nielsen Holdings
Research
1
0
6
12603786 small
L Brands
Research
2
0
5
12603754 small
Sherwin-Williams
Research
1
0
6
12604179 small
SanDisk Corporation
Research
1
0
6
12604133 small
Applied Materials
Research
1
0
6
12604213 small
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Research
1
0
6
12603783 small
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
Research
1
0
6
12603798 small
Waters Corporation
Research
1
0
6
12603778 small
Berry Plastics
Research
2
0
5
12603753 small
Bemis Company
Research
1
0
6
12603751 small
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc
Research
2
0
5
12603750 small
ViaSat Inc.
Research
1
0
6
12603749 small
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Research
1
0
6
12603776 small
R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company
Research
1
0
6
12603752 small
PPG Industries
Research
1
0
6
12602930 small
Amazon.com, Inc.
Research
3
0
4
12603748 small
PACCAR Inc.
Research
1
0
6
12603745 small
Citrix Systems
Research
1
0
6
12603744 small
Microchip Technology
Research
1
0
6
12603743 small
CareFusion
Research
1
0
6
12603742 small
Integrys Energy Group
Research
3
0
4
12602482 small
Qualcomm
Research
1
0
6
12604143 small
Motorola Solutions
Research
1
0
6
12604126 small
Cisco Systems
Research
3
0
4
12602481 small
Juniper Networks
Research
1
0
6
12604186 small
Intel Corporation
Research
1
0
6
12604136 small
Micron Technology
Research
1
0
6
12604132 small
Texas Instruments
Research
1
0
6
12602480 small
Broadcom
Research
1
0
6
12604133 small
Applied Materials
Research
1
0
6
12604030 small
Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Research
1
0
6
12604127 small
EMC
Research
1
0
6
12602479 small
Western Digital
Research
1
0
6
12604118 small
TE Connectivity Ltd.
Research
1
0
6
12604197 small
Corning Inc.
Research
1
0
6
12603652 small
Ford Motor Company
Research
1
0
6
12603688 small
General Motors Company
Research
1
0
6
12602962 small
Exxon Mobil
Research
1
0
6
12604185 small
Chevron Corporation
Research
1
0
6
12602478 small
IBM (International Business Machines Corporation)
Research
3
0
4
12604201 small
Intuit Inc.
Research
1
0
6
12602477 small
F5 Networks
Research
1
0
6
12602476 small
Fortinet, Inc.
Research
1
0
6
12602475 small
Cadence Design Systems
Research
1
0
6
12603779 small
Symantec
Research
1
0
6
12603696 small
Autodesk, Inc.
Research
1
0
6
12602614 small
Oracle
Research
1
0
6
12603623 small
Adobe Systems
Research
1
0
6
12603757 small
Bed Bath & Beyond
Research
1
0
6
12602933 small
Tiffany & Co.
Research
1
0
6
12603474 small
Home Depot
Research
1
0
6
12603614 small
Coach
Research
1
0
6
12603791 small
Ross Stores
Research
1
0
6
12603602 small
Baker Hughes
Research
1
0
6
12602473 small
Halliburton Company
Research
1
0
6
12603611 small
Schlumberger
Research
1
0
6
12602472 small
FMC Technologies
Research
1
0
6
12602471 small
National Oilwell Varco
Research
1
0
6
12603754 small
Sherwin-Williams
Research
1
0
6
12603752 small
PPG Industries
Research
1
0
6
12602474 small
Praxair, Inc.
Research
1
0
6
12602470 small
Albemarle Corporation
Research
1
0
6
12604057 small
Johnson&Johnson
Research
1
0
6
12603544 small
Pfizer
Research
1
0
6
12602469 small
Hasbro, Inc.
Research
1
0
6
12602468 small
Mattel
Research
1
0
6
12602467 small
SeaWorld Entertainment
Research
1
0
6
12602466 small
Callaway Golf Company
Research
1
0
6
12602465 small
Pool Corporation
Research
1
0
6
12602464 small
Westrock Company
Research
1
0
6
12602463 small
AptarGroup, Inc.
Research
1
0
6
12602462 small
Crown Holdings
Research
1
0
6
12602461 small
Graphic Packaging Holding Company
Research
1
0
6
12603795 small
VF
Research
1
0
6
12604074 small
Nike Inc.
Research
2
0
5
12602460 small
Leggett & Platt
Research
1
0
6
12602927 small
Under Armour
Research
6
0
1
12602459 small
Ralph Lauren Corporation
Research
1
0
6
12602458 small
Mohawk Industries
Research
1
0
6

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