Investigating Mineral Sourcing Practices
PROJECT
Investigating Mineral Sourcing Practices
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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.

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

Xerox

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Of 833 potential records (119 Companies x 7 Metrics), 180 have been added so far.
Company Metrics Researched
Adobe Systems+image
Adobe Systems
Research
Air Products & Chemicals+image
Air Products & Chemicals
Research
Albemarle Corporation+Image
Albemarle Corporation
Research
Alcoa Inc.+image
Alcoa Inc.
Research
Amazon.com, Inc.+image
Amazon.com, Inc.
Research
Apple Inc.+image
Apple Inc.
Research
Applied Materials+image
Applied Materials
Research
Applied Materials+image
Applied Materials
Research
AptarGroup, Inc.+Image
AptarGroup, Inc.
Research
Autodesk, Inc.+image
Autodesk, Inc.
Research
Avon Products+image
Avon Products
Research
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc+image
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc
Research
Baker Hughes+image
Baker Hughes
Research
Bed Bath & Beyond+image
Bed Bath & Beyond
Research
Bemis Company+image
Bemis Company
Research
Berry Plastics+image
Berry Plastics
Research
Broadcom+Image
Broadcom
Research
Brunswick+image
Brunswick
Research
Cadence Design Systems+Image
Cadence Design Systems
Research
Callaway Golf Company+Image
Callaway Golf Company
Research
CareFusion+image
CareFusion
Research
Chevron Corporation+image
Chevron Corporation
Research
Cisco Systems+image
Cisco Systems
Research
Citrix Systems+image
Citrix Systems
Research
Coach+image
Coach
Research
Corning Inc.+image
Corning Inc.
Research
Crown Holdings+Image
Crown Holdings
Research
Dover+image
Dover
Research
EMC+image
EMC
Research
Eastman Chemical+image
Eastman Chemical
Research
Eastman Kodak+image
Eastman Kodak
Research
Ecolab+image
Ecolab
Research
Edwards Lifesciences+image
Edwards Lifesciences
Research
Exxon Mobil+image
Exxon Mobil
Research
F5 Networks+Image
F5 Networks
Research
FMC+image
FMC
Research
FMC Technologies+Image
FMC Technologies
Research
Ford Motor Company+image
Ford Motor Company
Research
Fortinet, Inc.+Image
Fortinet, Inc.
Research
Gap inc.+image
Gap inc.
Research
General Motors Company+image
General Motors Company
Research
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company+image
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Research
Graphic Packaging Holding Company+Image
Graphic Packaging Holding Company
Research
Halliburton Company+image
Halliburton Company
Research
Hanesbrands+image
Hanesbrands
Research
Hasbro, Inc.+Image
Hasbro, Inc.
Research
Hewlett-Packard (HP)+image
Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Research
Home Depot+image
Home Depot
Research
Huntsman+image
Huntsman
Research
IBM (International Business Machines Corporation)+image
IBM (International Business Machines Corporation)
Research
Integrys Energy Group+image
Integrys Energy Group
Research
Intel Corporation+image
Intel Corporation
Research
Intuit Inc.+image
Intuit Inc.
Research
Jabil Circuit+image
Jabil Circuit
Research
Johnson&Johnson+image
Johnson&Johnson
Research
Joy Global+image
Joy Global
Research
Juniper Networks+Image
Juniper Networks
Research
L Brands+image
L Brands
Research
L-3 Communications+image
L-3 Communications
Research
Leggett & Platt+Image
Leggett & Platt
Research
Liberty Interactive+image
Liberty Interactive
Research
Masco+image
Masco
Research
Mattel+Image
Mattel
Research
Microchip Technology+image
Microchip Technology
Research
Micron Technology+image
Micron Technology
Research
Mohawk Industries+Image
Mohawk Industries
Research
Motorola Solutions+image
Motorola Solutions
Research
National Oilwell Varco+Image
National Oilwell Varco
Research
Nielsen Holdings+image
Nielsen Holdings
Research
Nike Inc.+image
Nike Inc.
Research
Nucor+image
Nucor
Research
Oceaneering International+image
Oceaneering International
Research
Oracle+image
Oracle
Research
PACCAR Inc.+image
PACCAR Inc.
Research
PBF Energy+image
PBF Energy
Research
PPG Industries+image
PPG Industries
Research
PPG Industries+image
PPG Industries
Research
Pall+image
Pall
Research
Parker-Hannifin+image
Parker-Hannifin
Research
Pfizer+image
Pfizer
Research
Pool Corporation+Image
Pool Corporation
Research
Praxair, Inc.+Image
Praxair, Inc.
Research
Precision Castparts+image
Precision Castparts
Research
Qualcomm+image
Qualcomm
Research
R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company+image
R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company
Research
Ralph Lauren Corporation+Image
Ralph Lauren Corporation
Research
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.+image
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
Research
Reynolds American+image
Reynolds American
Research
Ross Stores+image
Ross Stores
Research
SanDisk Corporation+image
SanDisk Corporation
Research
Schlumberger+image
Schlumberger
Research
SeaWorld Entertainment+Image
SeaWorld Entertainment
Research
Sherwin-Williams+image
Sherwin-Williams
Research
Sherwin-Williams+image
Sherwin-Williams
Research
Stanley Black & Decker+image
Stanley Black & Decker
Research
Stryker+image
Stryker
Research
Symantec+image
Symantec
Research
TE Connectivity Ltd.+image
TE Connectivity Ltd.
Research
TRW Automotive Holdings+image
TRW Automotive Holdings
Research
Tech Data+image
Tech Data
Research
Teradata+image
Teradata
Research
Tesla Motors+image
Tesla Motors
Research
Texas Instruments+image
Texas Instruments
Research
Tiffany & Co.+image
Tiffany & Co.
Research
Tractor Supply+image
Tractor Supply
Research
Under Armour+image
Under Armour
Research
VF+image
VF
Research
VF+image
VF
Research
Varian Medical Systems+image
Varian Medical Systems
Research
ViaSat Inc.+image
ViaSat Inc.
Research
Visant+image
Visant
Research
WABCO Holdings+image
WABCO Holdings
Research
Waters Corporation+image
Waters Corporation
Research
Western Digital+Image
Western Digital
Research
Western Refining+image
Western Refining
Research
Westrock Company+Image
Westrock Company
Research
Whirlpool+image
Whirlpool
Research
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.+image
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Research
Xerox+image
Xerox
Research

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