Companies should make their Conflict Minerals Policy or Responsible Sourcing Policy easily accessible, so you may be able to find it using your preferred search engine to search for “[Company Name here] conflict minerals policy” or “[Company Name here] responsible sourcing policy”. Companies may use another name for this policy – such as “conflict minerals sourcing policy” or “conflict minerals standard”.
The policy will typically be available in PDF on a company's website. The policy may sometimes form part of a more general company policy (e.g., on supply chains) or may sometimes be included as a section within a company's "Conflict Minerals Report". A “Conflict Minerals Report” is a report that certain companies are required to file on an annual basis under US law. You can find a company’s Conflict Minerals Report and more information about it through our metric.
If you can find a Conflict Minerals or Responsible Sourcing Policy for a company, set their value to “Yes” and add the source. Where applicable, you should also say whether the company has a stand-alone policy on Conflict Minerals or Responsible Sourcing, or whether it forms part of a more general company policy (for example, on supply chains). If the company's policy is not a stand-alone document but included within another document, you should set their value to "partial".
If you can't find a Conflict Minerals or Responsible Sourcing Policy for a company, you should set their value on this metric to “No”, and include some details of how/where you searched as a “Report” source.