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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form SD
SPECIALIZED DISCLOSURE REPORT
Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
 
File No. 001-13595
 
13-3668641
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1900 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240
and
Im Langacher 44
CH-8606 Greifensee, Switzerland
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 1-614-438-4511 and +41-44-944-22-11
Shawn P. Vadala, Chief Financial Officer
1-614-438-4511
(Name and telephone number, including area code, of the person to contract in connection with this report)
Check the appropriate box to indicate the rule pursuant to which this form is being filed, and provide the period to which the information this form applies:
þ
 
Rule 13p - 1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p - 1) for the reporting period for January 1 to December 31, 2017.







Section 1 - Conflict Minerals Disclosure

Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report
 
Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (the “Company”) has filed a Conflict Minerals Report (the “Report”) pursuant to Rule 13p-1 of the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1). The Report is attached as Exhibit 1.01 to this Form SD. The Report is also publicly available at www.mt.com/businesspartner.

Item 1.02 Exhibit

The Company has filed a Conflict Minerals Report as required by Item 1.01.

Section 2 - Exhibits

Item 2.01 Exhibits

Exhibit 1.01 - Conflict Minerals Report as required by Items 1.01 and 1.02 of this Form.






SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


                            
 
 
 
METTLER-TOLEDO INTERNATIONAL INC.
Dated:
May 31, 2018
 
By:
/s/ Shawn P. Vadala
 
 
 
 
Shawn P. Vadala
 
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer



Exhibit


EXHIBIT 1.01

CONFLICT MINERALS REPORT OF
METTLER-TOLEDO INTERNATIONAL INC.
FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 2017


Background

We are a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. We have strong leadership positions in our businesses and believe we hold global number-one market positions in a majority of them. Specifically, we are the largest provider of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, and food retailing applications. We are also a leading provider of analytical instruments for use in life science, reaction engineering and real-time analytic systems used in drug and chemical compound development, and process analytics instruments used for in-line measurement in production processes. In addition, we are the largest supplier of end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging for food, pharmaceutical, and other industries.

We are committed to conducting our business ethically, legally, and in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. As part of this commitment we seek to understand the origin of the materials that go into our products and the social and environmental impacts their sourcing has. Accordingly, we take seriously the requirements of Rule 13p-1under the Securities Exchange Act. To ensure we meet these requirements we adopted a formal, company-wide conflict minerals policy, which we communicate to and enforce with our suppliers. This policy describes our commitment to compliance with conflict minerals requirements, supplier due diligence, and ongoing supply chain evaluation. It is publicly available as part of our Ethical, Social and Quality Standards at www.mt.com/businesspartner. We also actively engage our suppliers in an effort to determine the source of certain defined minerals, collectively referenced in this report as “3TG”1, in our products and if armed groups benefited from their production. The relevant product categories2 for our analysis were laboratory balances, pipettes, analytical instruments, automated chemistry solutions, process analytics, industrial weighing instruments, industrial terminals, transportation and logistics, vehicle scale systems, product inspection, and retail weighing solutions.

This report describes our engagement and its results, and was filed as Exhibit 1.01 to our Form SD for the reporting period for January 1 to December 31, 2017.
  

3TG Disclosure

After our reasonable country of origin inquiry (as described below), we concluded in good faith that for the period January 1 to December 31, 2017, 3TG were necessary to the functionality or production of products we manufactured and contracted to manufacture (“our products”).


Description of Inquiry/Analysis

We describe below the actions we took with respect to the 3TG that are necessary to the production or functionality of the products we manufactured or contracted to manufacture for sale in 2017.

Reasonable country of origin inquiry: We performed a reasonable country of origin inquiry on the materials in our products. We designed the country of origin inquiry to determine whether any of the 3TG necessary to the production or functionality of our products originated in the Conflict Region or are from recycled or scrap sources3. Our inquiry included our suppliers of materials containing 3TG or posing a high risk of containing 3TG. We contacted our major mechanical and electronic components suppliers in scope4, representing more than 85% of our 3TG risk categorized materials. We asked suppliers to define if they are using 3TG in their products, and if so, to identify the origin, mines, and smelters of the 3TG they provide. If the scope of our current inquiry were expanded to 100% of our necessary materials we expect the results would be similar to those detailed in this report.

To carry-out our reasonable country of origin inquiry we asked our suppliers to complete the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT)5. We reviewed the results of this supplier survey for reasonableness and red flags:

73% of the suppliers we contacted responded with a completed CMRT.





With respect to 87% of the responses we did not follow-up with our supplier because, for example, the 3TG provided either, (i) did not originate in the Conflict Region, (ii) we have no reason to believe they may have originated in the Conflict Region, (iii) came from recycled or scrap sources, or (iv) we reasonably believe they came from recycled or scrap sources.

Due diligence: Under the direction of a steering committee comprised of our Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, and Head of Supply Chain, our Procurement Compliance Expert performed follow-up due diligence on the source and chain of custody of approximately 13% of our country of origin inquiry responses. We subjected a response to due diligence if after the country of origin inquiry we could not determine that its 3TG either, (i) originated outside the Conflict Region, (ii) we have no reason to believe they may have originated in the Conflict Region, (iii) came from recycled or scrap sources, or (iv) we reasonably believe they came from recycled or scrap sources.

Our due diligence conformed to the five steps of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s “Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas,” which specifies establishing strong company management systems, identifying and assessing risks in the supply chain, designing and implementing a strategy to respond to identified risks, carrying out independent third-party audits of due diligence practices, and reporting annually on supply chain due diligence. Our due diligence approach is comprehensive, beginning at the commencement of our relationship, continuing throughout the relationship with active engagement, and concluding each cycle with an analysis of the information gathered. We leverage our membership with RMI (the Responsible Minerals Initiative, formerly called CFSI (Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative)) to complete our due diligence. Members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative founded RMI in 2008, and it has grown into one of the most utilized and respected resources for companies addressing responsible sourcing issues for 3TG.

Relationship Commencement
Supplier Engagement
Analysis
Supplier engagement due diligence. We perform due diligence at the commencement of our relationship with each supplier. This due diligence is leveraged with respect to 3TG suppliers.
Supplier surveys. We request additional country of origin and internal policy information from our suppliers using the most recently updated version of the CMRT published by RMI.
Industry cooperation. When available, we leverage resources available through industry cooperation. These efforts include checking suppliers, intermediaries, mines, and refineries against industry watch and conflict free lists. We also subscribe to, and participate in, the RMI collaborative database.
Policy communication and contracting. We have adopted a conflict minerals policy that we communicate to suppliers, and the public, at www.mt.com/businesspartner. We also seek to include a provision requiring due diligence support in all our supplier agreements. Where necessary, we will enforce our policies and agreements against suppliers.
Work done upstream. As a company positioned downstream in the supply chain we request copies of, and must rely on, the due diligence performed by our suppliers, who are positioned further up the supply chain.

Red flags. We follow-up on and address red flags discovered during our process.


Identification and Mitigation of Risks

Because we are positioned downstream, our principal risk is having suppliers with non-existent or inadequate due diligence to assure a responsible supply chain of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. Our due diligence sought to identify risks upstream by assessing the due diligence practices of those parties upstream. Where our due diligence identifies risks or red flags we seek to confirm that no facilities benefiting armed groups are in our supply chain and that 3TG from those facilities don't make their way into our products. In the coming period we plan to further evaluate what steps may be taken to mitigate the risk that our 3TG benefit armed groups, including reviewing our data management tools and processes to improve our due diligence. To mitigate the risk that the necessary conflict minerals benefit armed groups in the Conflict Region, we have reiterated our conflict minerals policy to our suppliers. We also have grievance mechanisms in place internally, and publically, to act as an early-warning risk-awareness system.

Independent Private Sector Audit

As permitted by applicable rules, we are not submitting an independent private sector auditor’s report with respect to this report.









Mine or Location of Origin

Our efforts to determine the mine or location of origin of our 3TG with the greatest possible specificity included the due diligence measures and the reasonable country of origin inquiry described above. In making our determination we relied on information our direct suppliers provided and information available on the RMI database. At times, we were unable to identify the mine or location of origin of our 3TG because our suppliers could not give us sufficient information to make the necessary determinations and contact details were not available to establish communication further down the supply chain.

The following tables list the recognized facilities that have processed the 3TG in our supply chain; however, some of these facilities' 3TG may not end up in our products and we do not request product specific information from our suppliers. We identified red flags with respect to certain of the facilities below. We are engaging with our suppliers that identified red flag facilities to eliminate the facility from our supply chain or mitigate any identified risks.

Metal
Smelter or Refiner Facility Name*
 
Location of Facility*
The following facilities have received a "conflict free" designation from an independent third party audit program as of May 22, 2018
 
Gold
Advanced Chemical Company
United States
Gold
Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.
Japan
Gold
Al Etihad Gold Refinery DMCC
United Arab Emirates
Gold
Allgemeine Gold-und Silberscheideanstalt A.G.
Germany
Gold
Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex (AMMC)
Uzbekistan
Gold
AngloGold Ashanti Corrego do Sitio Mineracao
Brazil
Gold
Argor-Heraeus S.A.
Switzerland
Gold
Asahi Pretec Corp.
Japan
Gold
Asahi Refining Canada Ltd.
Canada
Gold
Asahi Refining USA Inc.
United States
Gold
Asaka Riken Co., Ltd.
Japan
Gold
AU Traders and Refiners
South Africa
Gold
Aurubis AG
Germany
Gold
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines)
Philippines
Gold
Boliden AB
Sweden
Gold
C. Hafner GmbH + Co. KG
Germany
Gold
CCR Refinery - Glencore Canada Corporation
Canada
Gold
Cendres + Metaux S.A.
Switzerland
Gold
Chimet S.p.A.
Italy
Gold
Daejin Indus Co., Ltd.
Korea, Republic of
Gold
DODUCO Contacts and Refining GmbH
Germany
Gold
Dowa
Japan
Gold
DSC (Do Sung Corporation)
Korea, Republic of
Gold
Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd.
Japan
Gold
Emirates Gold DMCC
United Arab Emirates
Gold
Geib Refining Corporation
United States
Gold
Gold Refinery of Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
HeeSung Metal Ltd.
Korea, Republic of
Gold
Heimerle + Meule GmbH
Germany
Gold
Heraeus Metals Hong Kong Ltd.
China
Gold
Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Gold
Inner Mongolia Qiankun Gold and Silver Refinery Share Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
Ishifuku Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
Japan
Gold
Istanbul Gold Refinery
Turkey
Gold
Italpreziosi
Italy
Gold
Japan Mint
Japan
Gold
Jiangxi Copper Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
JSC Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Plant
Russian Federation
Gold
JSC Uralelectromed
Russian Federation
Gold
JX Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd.
Japan
Gold
Kazzinc
Kazakhstan
Gold
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC
United States





Gold
Kojima Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Japan
Gold
Korea Zinc Co., Ltd.
Korea, Republic of
Gold
Kyrgyzaltyn JSC
Kyrgyzstan
Gold
LS-NIKKO Copper Inc.
Korea, Republic of
Gold
Marsam Metals
Brazil
Gold
Materion
United States
Gold
Matsuda Sangyo Co., Ltd.
Japan
Gold
Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd.
China
Gold
Metalor Technologies (Singapore) Pte., Ltd.
Singapore
Gold
Metalor Technologies (Suzhou) Ltd.
China
Gold
Metalor Technologies S.A.
Switzerland
Gold
Metalor USA Refining Corporation
United States
Gold
Metalurgica Met-Mex Penoles S.A. De C.V.
Mexico
Gold
Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
Japan
Gold
Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd.
Japan
Gold
MMTC-PAMP India Pvt., Ltd.
India
Gold
Moscow Special Alloys Processing Plant
Russian Federation
Gold
Nadir Metal Rafineri San. Ve Tic. A.S.
Turkey
Gold
Nihon Material Co., Ltd.
Japan
Gold
Ogussa Osterreichische Gold- und Silber-Scheideanstalt GmbH
Austria
Gold
Ohura Precious Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
Japan
Gold
OJSC "The Gulidov Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant" (OJSC Krastsvetmet)
Russian Federation
Gold
OJSC Novosibirsk Refinery
Russian Federation
Gold
PAMP S.A.
Switzerland
Gold
Planta Recuperadora de Metales SpA
Chile
Gold
Prioksky Plant of Non-Ferrous Metals
Russian Federation
Gold
PT Aneka Tambang (Persero) Tbk
Indonesia
Gold
PX Precinox S.A.
Switzerland
Gold
Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd.
South Africa
Gold
Republic Metals Corporation
United States
Gold
Royal Canadian Mint
Canada
Gold
SAAMP
France
Gold
Safimet S.p.A
Italy
Gold
Samduck Precious Metals
Korea, Republic of
Gold
SAXONIA Edelmetalle GmbH
Germany
Gold
SEMPSA Joyeria Plateria S.A.
Spain
Gold
Shandong Zhaojin Gold & Silver Refinery Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
Sichuan Tianze Precious Metals Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
Singway Technology Co., Ltd.
Taiwan
Gold
SOE Shyolkovsky Factory of Secondary Precious Metals
Russian Federation
Gold
Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp.
Taiwan
Gold
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
Japan
Gold
SungEel HiMetal Co., Ltd.
Korea, Republic of
Gold
T.C.A S.p.A
Italy
Gold
Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
Japan
Gold
The Refinery of Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
Tokuriki Honten Co., Ltd.
Japan
Gold
Torecom
Korea, Republic of
Gold
Umicore Brasil Ltda.
Brazil
Gold
Umicore Precious Metals Thailand
Thailand
Gold
Umicore S.A. Business Unit Precious Metals Refining
Belgium
Gold
United Precious Metal Refining, Inc.
United States
Gold
Valcambi S.A.
Switzerland
Gold
Western Australian Mint (T/a The Perth Mint)
Australia
Gold
WIELAND Edelmetalle GmbH
Germany
Gold
Yamakin Co., Ltd.
Japan
Gold
Yokohama Metal Co., Ltd.
Japan
Gold
Zhongyuan Gold Smelter of Zhongjin Gold Corporation
China





Tantalum
Asaka Riken Co., Ltd.
Japan
Tantalum
Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd.
China
Tantalum
D Block Metals, LLC
United States
Tantalum
Exotech Inc.
United States
Tantalum
F&X Electro-Materials Ltd.
China
Tantalum
FIR Metals & Resource Ltd.
China
Tantalum
Global Advanced Metals Aizu
Japan
Tantalum
Global Advanced Metals Boyertown
United States
Tantalum
Guangdong Rising Rare Metals-EO Materials Ltd.
China
Tantalum
Guangdong Zhiyuan New Material Co., Ltd.
China
Tantalum
H.C. Starck Co., Ltd.
Thailand
Tantalum
H.C. Starck Hermsdorf GmbH
Germany
Tantalum
H.C. Starck Inc.
United States
Tantalum
H.C. Starck Ltd.
Japan
Tantalum
H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Tantalum
H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH
Germany
Tantalum
Hengyang King Xing Lifeng New Materials Co., Ltd.
China
Tantalum
Jiangxi Dinghai Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.
China
Tantalum
Jiangxi Tuohong New Raw Material
China
Tantalum
JiuJiang JinXin Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.
China
Tantalum
Jiujiang Tanbre Co., Ltd.
China
Tantalum
Jiujiang Zhongao Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.
China
Tantalum
KEMET Blue Metals
Mexico
Tantalum
KEMET Blue Powder
United States
Tantalum
LSM Brasil S.A.
Brazil
Tantalum
Metallurgical Products India Pvt., Ltd.
India
Tantalum
Mineracao Taboca S.A.
Brazil
Tantalum
Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd.
Japan
Tantalum
Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd.
China
Tantalum
NPM Silmet AS
Estonia
Tantalum
Power Resources Ltd.
Macedonia
Tantalum
QuantumClean
United States
Tantalum
Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda.
Brazil
Tantalum
RFH Tantalum Smeltery Co., Ltd./Yanling Jincheng Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.
China
Tantalum
Solikamsk Magnesium Works OAO
Russian Federation
Tantalum
Taki Chemical Co., Ltd.
Japan
Tantalum
Telex Metals
United States
Tantalum
Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC
Kazakhstan
Tantalum
XinXing HaoRong Electronic Material Co., Ltd.
China
Tin
Alpha
United States
Tin
Chenzhou Yunxiang Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd.
China
Tin
China Tin Group Co., Ltd.
China
Tin
CV Ayi Jaya
Indonesia
Tin
CV Dua Sekawan
Indonesia
Tin
CV Gita Pesona
Indonesia
Tin
CV United Smelting
Indonesia
Tin
CV Venus Inti Perkasa
Indonesia
Tin
Dowa
Japan
Tin
EM Vinto
Bolivia
Tin
Fenix Metals
Poland
Tin
Gejiu Fengming Metallurgy Chemical Plant
China
Tin
Gejiu Jinye Mineral Company
China
Tin
Gejiu Kai Meng Industry and Trade LLC
China
Tin
Gejiu Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Co., Ltd.
China
Tin
Gejiu Yunxin Nonferrous Electrolysis Co., Ltd.
China
Tin
Guangdong Hanhe Non-Ferrous Metal Co., Ltd.
China
Tin
Guanyang Guida Nonferrous Metal Smelting Plant
China
Tin
HuiChang Hill Tin Industry Co., Ltd.
China





Tin
Huichang Jinshunda Tin Co., Ltd.
China
Tin
Jiangxi Ketai Advanced Material Co., Ltd.
China
Tin
Jiangxi New Nanshan Technology Ltd.
China
Tin
Magnu's Minerais Metais e Ligas Ltda.
Brazil
Tin
Malaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC)
Malaysia
Tin
Melt Metais e Ligas S.A.
Brazil
Tin
Metallic Resources, Inc.
United States
Tin
Metallo Belgium N.V.
Belgium
Tin
Metallo Spain S.L.U.
Spain
Tin
Mineracao Taboca S.A.
Brazil
Tin
Minsur
Peru
Tin
Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
Japan
Tin
O.M. Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Thailand
Tin
O.M. Manufacturing Philippines, Inc.
Philippines
Tin
Operaciones Metalurgical S.A.
Bolivia
Tin
PT Aries Kencana Sejahtera
Indonesia
Tin
PT Artha Cipta Langgeng
Indonesia
Tin
PT ATD Makmur Mandiri Jaya
Indonesia
Tin
PT Babel Inti Perkasa
Indonesia
Tin
PT Bangka Prima Tin
Indonesia
Tin
PT Bangka Tin Industry
Indonesia
Tin
PT Belitung Industri Sejahtera
Indonesia
Tin
PT Bukit Timah
Indonesia
Tin
PT DS Jaya Abadi
Indonesia
Tin
PT Eunindo Usaha Mandiri
Indonesia
Tin
PT Inti Stania Prima
Indonesia
Tin
PT Karimun Mining
Indonesia
Tin
PT Kijang Jaya Mandiri
Indonesia
Tin
PT Lautan Harmonis Sejahtera
Indonesia
Tin
PT Menara Cipta Mulia
Indonesia
Tin
PT Mitra Stania Prima
Indonesia
Tin
PT Panca Mega Persada
Indonesia
Tin
PT Premium Tin Indonesia
Indonesia
Tin
PT Prima Timah Utama
Indonesia
Tin
PT Rajehan Ariq
Indonesia
Tin
PT Refined Bangka Tin
Indonesia
Tin
PT Sariwiguna Binasentosa
Indonesia
Tin
PT Stanindo Inti Perkasa
Indonesia
Tin
PT Sukses Inti Makmur
Indonesia
Tin
PT Sumber Jaya Indah
Indonesia
Tin
PT Timah (Persero) Tbk Kundur
Indonesia
Tin
PT Timah (Persero) Tbk Mentok
Indonesia
Tin
PT Tinindo Inter Nusa
Indonesia
Tin
PT Tommy Utama
Indonesia
Tin
Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda.
Brazil
Tin
Rui Da Hung
Taiwan
Tin
Soft Metais Ltda.
Brazil
Tin
Thaisarco
Thailand
Tin
White Solder Metalurgia e Mineracao Ltda.
Brazil
Tin
Yunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd.
China
Tin
Yunnan Tin Company Limited
China
Tungsten
A.L.M.T. TUNGSTEN Corp.
Japan
Tungsten
ACL Metais Eireli
Brazil
Tungsten
Asia Tungsten Products Vietnam Ltd.
Vietnam
Tungsten
Chenzhou Diamond Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Chongyi Zhangyuan Tungsten Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Fujian Jinxin Tungsten Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Ganzhou Huaxing Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.
China





Tungsten
Ganzhou Jiangwu Ferrotungsten Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Ganzhou Seadragon W & Mo Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Global Tungsten & Powders Corp.
United States
Tungsten
Guangdong Xianglu Tungsten Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Tungsten
H.C. Starck Tungsten GmbH
Germany
Tungsten
Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Hunan Chuangda Vanadium Tungsten Co., Ltd. Wuji
China
Tungsten
Hunan Chunchang Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Hydrometallurg, JSC
Russian Federation
Tungsten
Japan New Metals Co., Ltd.
Japan
Tungsten
Jiangwu H.C. Starck Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Jiangxi Gan Bei Tungsten Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Jiangxi Tonggu Non-ferrous Metallurgical & Chemical Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Jiangxi Xinsheng Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Jiangxi Yaosheng Tungsten Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Kennametal Fallon
United States
Tungsten
Kennametal Huntsville
United States
Tungsten
Malipo Haiyu Tungsten Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Moliren Ltd.
Russian Federation
Tungsten
Niagara Refining LLC
United States
Tungsten
Nui Phao H.C. Starck Tungsten Chemicals Manufacturing LLC
Vietnam
Tungsten
Philippine Chuangxin Industrial Co., Inc.
Philippines
Tungsten
South-East Nonferrous Metal Company Limited of Hengyang City
China
Tungsten
Tejing (Vietnam) Tungsten Co., Ltd.
Vietnam
Tungsten
Unecha Refractory metals plant
Russian Federation
Tungsten
Vietnam Youngsun Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.
Vietnam
Tungsten
Wolfram Bergbau und Hutten AG
Austria
Tungsten
Woltech Korea Co., Ltd.
Korea, Republic of
Tungsten
Xiamen Tungsten (H.C.) Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Xinfeng Huarui Tungsten & Molybdenum New Material Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Xinhai Rendan Shaoguan Tungsten Co., Ltd.
China
 
The following facilities have not received a "conflict free" designation from an independent third party audit program as of May 22, 2018
 
Gold
Chugai Mining
Japan
Gold
Abington Reldan Metals, LLC
United States
Gold
Atasay Kuyumculuk Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.
Turkey
Gold
Bangalore Refinery
India
Gold
Caridad
Mexico
Gold
Daye Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Ltd.
China
Gold
Degussa Sonne / Mond Goldhandel GmbH
Germany
Gold
Elemetal Refining, LLC
United States
Gold
Refinery of Seemine Gold Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
GCC Gujrat Gold Centre Pvt. Ltd.
India
Gold
Great Wall Precious Metals Co., Ltd. of CBPM
China
Gold
Guangdong Jinding Gold Limited
China
Gold
Guoda Safina High-Tech Environmental Refinery Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
Hangzhou Fuchunjiang Smelting Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
HwaSeong CJ CO., LTD.
Korea, Republic of
Gold
Kaloti Precious Metals
United Arab Emirates
Gold
Kazakhmys Smelting LLC
Kazakhstan
Gold
KGHM Polska Miedz Spolka Akcyjna
Poland
Gold
Kyshtym Copper-Electrolytic Plant ZAO
Russian Federation
Gold
L'azurde Company For Jewelry
Saudi Arabia
Gold
Lingbao Gold Co., Ltd.
China





Gold
Lingbao Jinyuan Tonghui Refinery Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
L'Orfebre S.A.
Andorra
Gold
Luoyang Zijin Yinhui Gold Refinery Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
Modeltech Sdn Bhd
Malaysia
Gold
Morris and Watson
New Zealand
Gold
Morris and Watson Gold Coast
Australia
Gold
Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat
Uzbekistan
Gold
Pease & Curren
United States
Gold
Penglai Penggang Gold Industry Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
Remondis Argentia B.V.
Netherlands
Gold
Sabin Metal Corp.
United States
Gold
SAFINA A.S.
Czech Republic
Gold
Sai Refinery
India
Gold
Samwon Metals Corp.
Korea, Republic of
Gold
Shandong Tiancheng Biological Gold Industrial Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
State Research Institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology
Lithuania
Gold
Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
Tony Goetz NV
Belgium
Gold
TOO Tau-Ken-Altyn
Kazakhstan
Gold
Yunnan Copper Industry Co., Ltd.
China
Gold
Universal Precious Metals Refining Zambia
Zambia
Tin
An Vinh Joint Stock Mineral Processing Company
Vietnam
Tin
CNMC (Guangxi) PGMA Co., Ltd.
China
Tin
Electro-Mechanical Facility of the Cao Bang Minerals & Metallurgy Joint Stock Company
Vietnam
Tin
Estanho de Rondonia S.A.
Brazil
Tin
Gejiu Zili Mining And Metallurgy Co., Ltd.
China
Tin
Modeltech Sdn Bhd
Malaysia
Tin
Nghe Tinh Non-Ferrous Metals Joint Stock Company
Vietnam
Tin
Super Ligas
Brazil
Tin
Tuyen Quang Non-Ferrous Metals Joint Stock Company
Vietnam
Tungsten
Ganzhou Haichuang Tungsten Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Ganzhou Yatai Tungsten Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Hunan Litian Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Jiangxi Dayu Longxintai Tungsten Co., Ltd.
China
Tungsten
Jiangxi Minmetals Gao'an Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd.
China
 

Countries of origin of the 3TG these facilities may process include:

Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, DRC, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kazakhstan,
Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe


* Smelter and refiner facility names and locations as reported by RMI as of May 22, 2018.

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1As used in this report, “3TG” refers to, collectively, columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, or their derivatives, which are limited to tantalum, tin, and tungsten.
2Product categories include the products described under the same headings in Part I, Item 1 of our 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.
3As used in this report: “Conflict Region” at the time of our analysis means the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the countries sharing an internationally recognized border with it, namely Angola, Burundi Central Africa Republic, The Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. 3TG from “recycled or scrap sources” means 3TG from recycled metals, which are reclaimed end-user or post-consumer products, or scrap processed metals created during product manufacturing. Recycled metal includes excess, obsolete, defective, and scrap metal materials that contain refined or processed





metals that are appropriate to recycle in the production of tin, tantalum, tungsten and/or gold. Minerals partially processed, unprocessed, or a bi-product from another ore are not included in the definition of recycled metal.
4The scope of our inquiry was limited to operations on our global enterprise platform, or Blue Ocean. “Blue Ocean,” as described in Part I, Item 1 of our 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, is our program to establish a global operating model with standardized, automated, and integrated processes, and high levels of global data transparency. Operations covered include units in Benelux, China, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, which account for our principal manufacturing operations. We have no reason to expect results would be materially different for operations not on Blue Ocean.
5The Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) is offered by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an initiative of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and Global e-Sustainability.