Conflict Minerals

Due to new laws, publicly traded companies are now required to report annually to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whether the products that they either manufacture, or contract to be manufactured, contain "conflict minerals" such as tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold, which are used in numerous automotive components with various applications.

The intent of the reporting requirements is to eliminate an important stream of funding for armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and surrounding countries, where some of the world's supply of conflict minerals is mined. Get our FREE guide on Conflict Minerals reporting.

The rules have global implications: even automotive industry companies headquartered outside of the United States, and those which do not report to the SEC, may be subjected to conflict minerals requests from customers that do report to the SEC.

In collaboration with our members, we have taken progressive steps to demonstrate our commitment to this issue, and developed resources to assist with the conflict minerals compliance process, including a web-based reporting tool, training, case studies, and other materials. By taking action and sharing lessons learned, we can help the entire industry meet these responsibilities effectively and efficiently.

Guides & Resources

Tools for everyone, whether you are new to the issue or working in the field.

Informational Modules

Free web training videos designed to provide support and training for conflict mineral reporters.

Conflict Minerals Work Group

Established to assist the industry in reporting to comply with the provisions of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act Sect 1502) and other global regulatory requirements. The following AIAG subgroups allow this to happen:

  • AIAG SET Team conducts outreach encouraging smelters to participate in smelter audits.
  • Communication/Events develops strategies for CMWG stakeholder outreach; identifies potential target audiences and communication opportunities (e.g., events, media, etc.)
  • Technical - Due Diligence creates/supports initiatives to develop tools & resources to assist companies in their reporting processes
  • Industry Best Practices recommends/drafts information to communicate common process for the industry
  • Training & Education supports on-going efforts to create awareness of conflict minerals reporting, and the resources available to assist the supply chain.

These companies are participating in this work group:


Current Participants

  • 3E Company
  • Aptiv B
  • Cubed Consulting, Inc.
  • Cooper-Standard Automotive
  • DENSO International America, Inc.
  • DXC Technology
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Company
  • Gentherm, Inc.
  • Honda North America, Inc.
  • ITW-Illinois Tool Works
  • Lear Corporation
  • Meritor, Inc.
  • Nissan North America
  • Robert Bosch LLC
  • RSJ Technical Consulting
  • Tenneco, Inc.
  • TI Automotive Systems, LLC
  • Toyota Motor North America
  • Visteon Corporation
  • Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors
  • Yazaki North America, Inc.

Program Director: Tanya Bolden - AIAG - (248) 213-4646

Looking to participate or inquire for more information about the Conflict Minerals work group? E-mail us!

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FREE! Guide for Conflict Minerals Reporting