Reporting Trace Amounts of Tin in Steel on a CMRT

Question Posed:

The Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) asks about tin in steel. If a product contains tin in steel, does a supplier need to answer “Yes” to Question 1 regarding the presence of tin, tungsten, tantalum and/or gold (3TGs), or can they consider a product with tin in steel void of 3TGs?

Answer Provided:

If engineering estimates for the product indicate the product contains 3TGs, but only “trace-level contaminants or naturally-occurring by-products such as tin in steel”, a company can answer “No” to Question 1 of the CMRT. If this route is taken, one option is to leverage the comments section to indicate why tin may be found in the product if tested, but this is considered out of scope of the CMRT’s line of questioning.

 

**Article contents valid as of 2019-03-18

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