Should suppliers that provide stainless steel, brass or aluminum parts be considered in scope of a conflict minerals campaign for tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TGs)?
The industry expectation is that companies conduct an internal engineering analysis to determine scope for conflict minerals reporting. If you feel that parts do not contain 3TGs, based on this analysis, you may choose to exclude them and record your reasoning for the audit trail. You may also choose to survey the suppliers, and record the audit trail from the supplier determination. Either way is acceptable.
**Article contents valid as of 2019-03-18