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Does the company have a publicly available Conflict Minerals Report?
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Conflict Minerals Report

Under US law, certain companies are required to file with the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) a report which describes their efforts to source tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG) responsibly from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding countries – called a “Conflict Minerals Report”. This metric states whether a company files a Conflict Minerals Report (or CMR), and links to it as a source when it exists.

The trade in minerals has been linked to conflict and human rights abuses in countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Afghanistan and Colombia. These minerals – sometimes called “conflict minerals” – are used in a wide variety of goods we use every day like smartphones, laptops and cars.

The term “adjoining country” or "covered country" is defined in Section 1502(e)(1) of the Dodd-Frank Act as a country that shares an internationally recognised border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, which presently includes Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. See Page 6 of the Act.


We have collected several hundred "SD Filings" submitted by companies in response to the Dodd-Frank Act. Most of these filings include a Conflict Minerals Report - but some companies file to say that they are not required to submit a Conflict Minerals Report.

If the SD filing source contains a conflict minerals report set the value to "Yes".

If the SD filing does not contain (or link to) a conflict minerals report, set the value to "No". If this is the case, it is unlikely that you will be able to find answers for the other Amnesty International designed metrics about conflict minerals reports - and so we recommend that you choose a different company to research.

If you want to research a company that doesn't have existing sources related to Conflict Minerals, this page has tips on how to find their conflict minerals report.