Conflict Minerals

Join your industry peers and engage with us now as we begin to prepare for the 2nd year of Conflict Minerals Reporting to meet the May 31, 2015 deadline.

New Release Conflict Minerals: Help us Understand Your Challenges Initial - Supplier Survey Analysis

If you're new to the issue:

If you're already working on conflict minerals:

For everyone:

For more information, read the Background section below or click on the tab for Resources/Tools/Link at the bottom of the page.


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.

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.

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

Co-Chair: Ms. Marilyn Smith - General Motors Company

Co-Chair: Mr. Marc E. Robling - Robert Bosch LLC

The following communities are available for this initiative:


APB & Associates, Inc.
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Delphi Corporation
DENSO International America, Inc.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Federal Mogul
Federal-Mogul Corporation
Ford Motor Company
General Motors Company
Global Advanced Metals
Hewlett-Packard GmbH
Honda North America, Inc.
Inteva Products LLC
IPoint-systems Gmbh
ITW-Illinois Tool Works
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Lear Corporation
Luvata Ohio
Magna International Inc.
Meridian Lightweight Technologies
Meritor, Inc.
Nissan North America
Oshkosh Corporation
PwC - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Robert Bosch LLC
RSJ Technical Consulting
Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Inc.
Tenneco, Inc.
Tetra Tech
Tetra Tech | Engineering and Consulting Services Group
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
University of Michigan
Visteon Corporation
Yazaki North America, Inc.


AIAG Executive Summary Post Rule
(pdf file size: 324 Mb)
Case Study of Automakers and Supplier to Conflict Minerals Reporting
(pdf file size: 855 Mb)
Conflict Mineral Reporting Checklist
(pdf file size: 273 Mb)
Conflict Minerals Compliance Reporting Process: A Collaborative Case Study
(pdf file size: 423 Mb)
Conflict Minerals Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Document
(pdf file size: 260 Mb)
Conflict Minerals in Cars
(pdf file size: 243 Mb)
Conflict Minerals Vice Presidents Letter to Suppliers
(pdf file size: 114 Mb)
Developing a Responsible Supply Chain Conflict Minerals
(pdf file size: 172 Mb)
Dykema: News & Insight on SEC adopts final rule
(pdf file size: 283 Mb)
EICC-GeSI Template Training Letter
(pdf file size: 234 Mb)
IMDS Summit October 4, 2012 - Conflict Minerals Presentation
(pdf file size: 1,144 Mb)
OEM Letter to Suppliers
(pdf file size: 6,176 Mb)
Reasonable Practices to Identify Sources of Conflict Minerals White Paper
(pdf file size: 465 Mb)
Ruling on Challenge to Dodd-Frank July 2013
(pdf file size: 557 Mb)
Supplier Communication Template
(pdf file size: 92 Mb)
Tin Smelter Letter: Compliance with "Conflict Minerals" Requirements - Update
(pdf file size: 712 Mb)
Tungsten Smelter Letter: Compliance with "Conflict Minerals" Requirements - Update
(pdf file size: 713 Mb)

AICPA Conflict Minerals Resources

Conflict Free Smelter (CFS) Program

Conflict Free Smelter (CFS) Program FAQ

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Frequently Asked Questions

EICC GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template

iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform

OECD Guidance Document

State Department Map on the Conflict Region

State Department Position- Guidance by OECD

OEM Web sites


2016 Corporate Responsibility Summit
Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing IV - 08/04/2015

IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference - 10/13/2015

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