"With respect to initiatives aimed at improving SOR validation, we continue to support the Responsible Minerals Initiative (“RMI”) as a member, as well as through participation in RMI plenary member conference calls and as a part of its Due Diligence Practice Team. The RMI has designed and manages the RMAP, a process designed to identify the SORs that process 3TG minerals. The RMAP consists of an independent third-party assessment of SOR management systems and sourcing policies to validate conformance with RMAP standards and current global standards, including the OECD Guidance. Our membership in the RMI, which we view as critical to our Program, gives us access to RCOI and smelter validation data, information regarding sourcing initiatives and regulatory developments, and valuable tools and resources which we are able to use to enhance our Program. Through our membership, we also support several complementary programs/organizations with which the RMI regularly collaborates to address conflict minerals issues from an industry perspective.
Throughout 2018, we also engaged with and actively participated as a member of several industry associations, particularly the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). The initiatives of the AIAG and its Responsible Minerals Working Group (formerly Conflict Minerals Working Group) include: efforts to improve supply chain transparency and compliance with the conflict minerals reporting requirements; development of best practices for conducting due diligence, supply chain engagement and reporting; development of common standards and reporting tools; engagement with SORs to promote conflict-free validation programs; and provision of training and awareness. In addition, we are an active member of the Responsible Sourcing Subcommittee of the AIAG’s Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee along with other Tier 1 Suppliers and OEMs. The Subcommittee is tasked with benchmarking industry-specific and multi-industry responsible sourcing initiatives, including Conflict Minerals reporting requirements, identifying best practices, and examining the benefits of a harmonized automotive industry approach to responsible material sourcing. Magna also actively participates in the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), including its activities relating to conflict minerals compliance."