Conflict Minerals

Time is running out to meet the May 31, 2014 conflict minerals reporting deadline! Join your industry peers and engage with us now:

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.

Background

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: Mr. Marc E. Robling - Robert Bosch LLC

Co-Chair: Mr. Morris Brown - Chrysler Group LLC

The following communities are available for this initiative:

Participants

3TG Consulting Inc.
American Mitsuba Corporation
APB & Associates, Inc.
Boeing Commercial Airline Group
Caterpillar Inc.
Chassix
Chrysler Group LLC
Clark Hill PLC
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Delphi Corporation
DENSO International America, Inc.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dykema Gossett Law Offices
Ernst & Young LLC
Federal-Mogul Corporation
Ford Motor Company
General Motors Company
Global Advanced Metals
Green Status Pro
Hewlett Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard GmbH
Honda of America MFG., Inc.
I.d.e.a.
Intel Corporation
Inteva Products LLC
IPoint-Systems GmbH
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Lear Corporation
Luvata Ohio
Magna International Inc.
Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
Meritor, Inc.
Nissan North America
Oshkosh Corporation
PTC - Parametric Technology Corporation
PwC
Robert Bosch LLC
RSJ Technical Consulting
Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Inc.
Schneider Electric Sustainability Services
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Shanghai Huawei Management & Consulting LTD
Tenneco, Inc.
Tetra Tech
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
TRW, Inc.
University of Michigan
Visteon Corporation
Yazaki North America, Inc.

Resources/Links/Tools

Downloads
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: 274 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: 202 Mb)
Conflict Minerals in Cars
(pdf file size: 243 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)
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)

Links
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
www.chryslergroupllc.com
www.ford.com
www.gm.com
www.corporate.honda.com
www.toyota.com/about/our_values/