Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals SEC Dodd Frank Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law on July 21, 2010. SEC Issuers must provide disclosure under Conflict Mineral Provision if "Conflict Minerals are necessary to the functionality or production of a product manufactured".

Conflict Minerals include 3TGs (Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold) that are found to be financing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country[1] (collectively known as the "Covered Countries").

[1] A country that shares an internationally recognized border with the DRC, which presently includes Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia."

Making a Conflict Minerals Declaration in the Supplier Portal

Once you receive a campaign email, you can make a declaration:

  1. Review the Conflict Minerals reporting regulation details. 

  2. To send the CMRT upload confirmation to a different supplier contact than the original campaign recipient, enter the contact’s details in the Provide Alternate Email Address field:



  3. Click the Upload CMRT Form button. 

  4. Using the File Explorer window, browse your organization’s resources, attach a completed CMRT form and click Open

    The Supplier Portal extracts your declaration scope from the form.

  5. When you upload a Company Level CMRT, the system will ask if the CMRT applies to some or all of the products you sell to your customer:



  6. If you select No, it applies to SOME, you will be required to select the applicable parts. 

    If you select Yes, it applies to ALL, you will not be required to select parts. 

    Note: When you upload a Product Level CMRT, by default the system requires you to select the applicable parts:



    Use the checkboxes to select the parts your declaration applies to and then click Continue.

  7. Upon successful upload of your CMRT, click Done to finish your declaration:



    The system will send an email with details of the quality of the CMRT contents to the original supplier contact.

    If your upload is unsuccessful, the system will present you with information explaining the upload problem:



    Upload a new CMRT and click Re-Upload CMRT Form to continue.
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