189 answers have been researched
out of a potential 833 (119 Companies x 7 Metrics).

22.6 %


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:


Data Set
Company Group
Company Category
Adobe Systems+Image
Adobe Systems
California (United States)
Air Products & Chemicals+Image
Air Products & Chemicals
Pennsylvania (United States)
Albemarle Corporation+Image
Albemarle Corporation
North Carolina (United States)
Amazon.com, Inc.+Image
Amazon.com, Inc.
Washington (United States)
Apple Inc.+Image
Apple Inc.
California (United States)
Applied Materials+Image
Applied Materials
California (United States)
AptarGroup, Inc.+Image
AptarGroup, Inc.
United States
Arconic Inc.+Image
Arconic Inc.
New York (United States)
Autodesk, Inc.+Image
Autodesk, Inc.
California (United States)
Avon Products+Image
Avon Products
New York (United States)
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc+Image
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc
North Carolina (United States)
Baker Hughes+Image
Baker Hughes
Texas (United States)
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.+Image
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
New Jersey (United States)
Bemis Company+Image
Bemis Company
Wisconsin (United States)
Berry Plastics+Image
Berry Plastics
Indiana (United States)
California (United States)
Illinois (United States)
Cadence Design Systems+Image
Cadence Design Systems
California (United States)
Callaway Golf Company+Image
Callaway Golf Company
Massachusetts (United States)