Investigating Mineral Sourcing Practices

Investigating Mineral Sourcing Practices

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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.
Companies
Company Metrics Researched
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Adobe Systems
Research
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Air Products & Chemicals
Research
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Albemarle Corporation
Research
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Alcoa Inc.
Research
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Research
12603895 small
Apple Inc.
Research
12604133 small
Applied Materials
Research
12604133 small
Applied Materials
Research
12602463 small
AptarGroup, Inc.
Research
12603696 small
Autodesk, Inc.
Research
12603773 small
Avon Products
Research
12603751 small
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc
Research
12603602 small
Baker Hughes
Research
12603757 small
Bed Bath & Beyond
Research
12603753 small
Bemis Company
Research
12603778 small
Berry Plastics
Research
12602480 small
Broadcom
Research
12603765 small
Brunswick
Research
12602475 small
Cadence Design Systems
Research
12602466 small
Callaway Golf Company
Research
12603743 small
CareFusion
Research
12604185 small
Chevron Corporation
Research
12604126 small
Cisco Systems
Research
12603745 small
Citrix Systems
Research
12603614 small
Coach
Research
12604197 small
Corning Inc.
Research
12602462 small
Crown Holdings
Research
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Dover
Research
12604127 small
EMC
Research
12603781 small
Eastman Chemical
Research
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Eastman Kodak
Research
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Ecolab
Research
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Edwards Lifesciences
Research
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Exxon Mobil
Research
12602477 small
F5 Networks
Research
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FMC
Research
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FMC Technologies
Research
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Ford Motor Company
Research
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Fortinet, Inc.
Research
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Gap inc.
Research
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General Motors Company
Research
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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Research
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Graphic Packaging Holding Company
Research
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Halliburton Company
Research
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Hanesbrands
Research
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Hasbro, Inc.
Research
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Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Research
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Home Depot
Research
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Huntsman
Research
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IBM (International Business Machines Corporation)
Research
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Integrys Energy Group
Research
12604186 small
Intel Corporation
Research
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Intuit Inc.
Research
12603785 small
Jabil Circuit
Research
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Johnson&Johnson
Research
12603793 small
Joy Global
Research
12602481 small
Juniper Networks
Research
12603786 small
L Brands
Research
12603756 small
L-3 Communications
Research
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Leggett & Platt
Research
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Liberty Interactive
Research
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Masco
Research
12602468 small
Mattel
Research
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Microchip Technology
Research
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Micron Technology
Research
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Mohawk Industries
Research
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Motorola Solutions
Research
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National Oilwell Varco
Research
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Nielsen Holdings
Research
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Nike Inc.
Research
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Nucor
Research
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Oceaneering International
Research
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Oracle
Research
12603748 small
PACCAR Inc.
Research
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PBF Energy
Research
12603752 small
PPG Industries
Research
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PPG Industries
Research
12603767 small
Pall
Research
12603788 small
Parker-Hannifin
Research
12603544 small
Pfizer
Research
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Pool Corporation
Research
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Praxair, Inc.
Research
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Precision Castparts
Research
12602482 small
Qualcomm
Research
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R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company
Research
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Ralph Lauren Corporation
Research
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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
Research
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Reynolds American
Research
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Ross Stores
Research
12604179 small
SanDisk Corporation
Research
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Schlumberger
Research
12602467 small
SeaWorld Entertainment
Research
12603754 small
Sherwin-Williams
Research
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Sherwin-Williams
Research
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Stanley Black & Decker
Research
12603787 small
Stryker
Research
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Symantec
Research
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TE Connectivity Ltd.
Research
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TRW Automotive Holdings
Research
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Tech Data
Research
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Teradata
Research
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Tesla Motors
Research
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Texas Instruments
Research
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Tiffany & Co.
Research
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Tractor Supply
Research
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Under Armour
Research
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VF
Research
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VF
Research
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Varian Medical Systems
Research
12603750 small
ViaSat Inc.
Research
12603747 small
Visant
Research
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WABCO Holdings
Research
12603798 small
Waters Corporation
Research
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Western Digital
Research
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Western Refining
Research
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Westrock Company
Research
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Whirlpool
Research
12603749 small
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Research
12603780 small
Xerox
Research

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