KOHL'S CORPORATION

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM SD

SPECIALIZED DISCLOSURE REPORT

KOHL’S CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin

001-11084

39-1630919

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(Commission

File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

 

53051

 

 

 

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason J. Kelroy (EVP, General Counsel & Secretary)

(262) 703-7000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Name and telephone number, including area code, of the

person to contact 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 in this form applies:

 

 

 

 

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Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2019


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 1 - Conflict Minerals Disclosure

Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report

 

As provided for in Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Form SD, a Conflict Minerals Report is provided as an exhibit to this Form SD and is available at the following website: http://corporate.kohls.com/investors/financial-information.

 

The information contained on our website is not incorporated by reference into this Form SD or our Conflict Minerals Report and should not be considered part of this report or the Conflict Minerals Report.

 

Item 1.02 Exhibit

 

The Conflict Minerals Report described in Item 1.01 is filed as Exhibit 1.01 to this Form SD.

 

Section 2 - Exhibits

Item 2.01 Exhibits

 

Exhibit 1.01 - Conflict Minerals Report for the calendar year ended December 31, 2019.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 duly authorized undersigned.

 

Kohl’s Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Jason J. Kelroy

 

May 29, 2020

 

By: Jason J. Kelroy

 

Date

 

Title: Executive Vice President,

General Counsel & Secretary

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit

Description

1.01

Conflict Minerals Report for the calendar year ended December 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT 1.01

Exhibit 1.01

 

Conflict Minerals Report

  

Kohl’s Corporation has included this Conflict Minerals Report as an exhibit to its Form SD for calendar year 2019, as provided for in Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (collectively, the “Conflict Minerals Rule”). The date of filing of this Conflict Minerals Report is May 29, 2020.

 

Unless the context indicates otherwise, the terms “Kohl’s,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Kohl’s Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries.

 

As used herein and consistent with the Conflict Minerals Rule, “Conflict Minerals” or “3TG” are columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite and the derivatives tantalum, tin and tungsten, without regard to the location of origin of the minerals or derivative metals.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This document contains “forward-looking statements” made within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “may,” “intends,” “will,” “should,” “expects” and similar expressions or the use of the future tense are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that do not relate to historical or current facts or matters are forward-looking statements. Statements concerning current conditions may also be forward-looking if they imply a continuation of current conditions. Examples of forward-looking statements within this document include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the additional steps that we intend to take to mitigate the risk that our necessary 3TG benefit armed groups.

 

Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual actions or performance to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: (1) the continued implementation of satisfactory traceability and other compliance measures by our direct and indirect suppliers on a timely basis or at all; (2) whether smelters and refiners and other market participants responsibly source 3TG; and (3) political and regulatory developments, whether in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) or an adjoining country (collectively, the “Covered Countries”), the United States or elsewhere. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of the filing of this document. We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to publish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of the filing of this document or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Applicability of the Conflict Minerals Rule to Our Company

 

Kohl’s is a leading omnichannel retailer with more than 1,159 stores in 49 states.  We operate more than 1,159 Kohl’s department stores, a website (www.kohls.com) and 12 FILA outlets. Our Kohl's stores and website sell moderately-priced private and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, and home products. Our Kohl's stores generally carry a consistent merchandise assortment with some differences attributable to local preferences. Our website includes merchandise that is available in our stores, as well as merchandise that is available only online. Many of the products that we sell are third-party, national brand products that are available from many retailers, including Kohl’s, and therefore not in-scope for purposes of our Conflict Minerals Rule compliance. Our proprietary brand portfolio includes well-known established brands such as Apt. 9, Croft & Barrow, Jumping Beans, SO, and Sonoma Goods for Life, and exclusive brands that are developed and marketed through agreements with nationally-recognized brands such as Food Network, LC Lauren Conrad, and Simply Vera Vera Wang. 

 

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 We believe that we are subject to the Conflict Minerals Rule because of the degree of influence that we exercise over some of the materials, parts or components of some of the proprietary brand products that are manufactured for us and that contain necessary 3TG. However, for some of our proprietary brand products, we exercise no influence over the materials, parts or components of the products. Our involvement with those products is limited to having the manufacturer affix our proprietary brand name to the products. Those products and the related suppliers are therefore not in-scope for purposes of our compliance with the Conflict Minerals Rule. We do not manufacture any products.

 

We do not directly source 3TG from mines, smelters or refiners and believe that we are many levels removed from these market participants. However, through the efforts described below, we seek to ensure that our proprietary brand suppliers’ sourcing practices are consistent with our Conflict Minerals Policy described below.

 

For 2019, notwithstanding our due diligence efforts discussed herein, we were unable to determine the origin of at least a portion of the necessary 3TG in each of the products that we contracted to manufacture. However, none of the necessary 3TG contained in our in-scope products were determined by us to directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in a Covered Country. We did not conclude that any of our products were “DRC conflict free.” The terms “armed group” and “DRC conflict free” have the meanings contained in the Conflict Minerals Rule.

 

Our Conflict Minerals Policy

 

We are committed to sourcing products from companies that share our values around human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. To this end, we have adopted a company policy for the 3TG that are in our supply chain (“Conflict Minerals Policy”). The Conflict Minerals Policy includes, but is not limited to, our expectations that our suppliers:

 

1.Adopt and maintain a policy to reasonably assure that the 3TG in the products supplied to Kohl’s are conflict free. 

2.Establish their own due diligence programs to ensure conflict-free supply chains and take any other steps necessary to abide by the contractual certifications, warranties, covenants and representations provided to Kohl’s. Supplier due diligence programs are expected to be designed in conformity with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. 

3.Cooperate with our 3TG due diligence process, including by providing us, from time to time, with written certifications and other information concerning the origin of 3TG included in products supplied to Kohl’s. As part of our process, suppliers of Kohl’s proprietary-brand products will be expected to complete the Responsible Minerals Initiative’s (the “RMI”) Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (“CMRT”). 

4.Support industry efforts to enhance traceability and responsible practices in global mineral supply chains. 

Under our Conflict Minerals Policy, we reserve the right to require from any supplier at any time such additional information, certifications and documentation as we deem necessary to monitor or assess compliance with the Conflict Minerals Policy or other contractual certifications, warranties, covenants and representations provided to us.

We do not seek to embargo the Covered Countries and encourage our suppliers to continue to source responsibly from the Covered Countries.


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Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry Information

As required by the Conflict Minerals Rule, for 2019, we conducted a “reasonable country of origin inquiry” (“RCOI”). For our RCOI, to the extent applicable, we utilized the same processes and procedures as for our due diligence, in particular Steps 1 and 2 of the design framework contemplated in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, including the Supplement on Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten and the Supplement on Gold (Third Edition) (the “OECD Guidance”).  The OECD Guidance is described below in this Conflict Minerals Report. The specific goal of our RCOI was to determine whether the 3TG in our in-scope products originated in a Covered Country.

 

Inquiries were made of all suppliers that provided Kohl’s with proprietary brand products during 2019, regardless of whether the degree of influence we actually exercised over the materials, parts or components of the products brought them in-scope for purposes of our compliance with the Conflict Minerals Rule. We refer below to our suppliers of proprietary brand products for 2019 as “Suppliers.” For 2019, we reached out to 442 Suppliers.

The Suppliers identified to us 296 different smelters and refiners as potentially having processed the necessary 3TG contained in our potentially in-scope products. 235 of the smelters and refiners were listed as Conformant (as defined herein) by the RMI. Based on our RCOI, we concluded that 145 of these 296 smelters and refiners sourced entirely from outside of the Covered Countries. Our conclusion was based on information made available by the RMI to its members.

Based on the results of our RCOI, we conducted due diligence for 2019. These due diligence efforts are discussed below.

We use a third-party service provider (the “Service Provider”) to assist us with the collection, review, validation and analysis of the information received from the Suppliers. Some of the compliance activities described in this Conflict Minerals Report were performed by the Service Provider on our behalf.

Due Diligence Measures

 

Design Framework

 

We designed our due diligence measures relating to 3TG to conform with, in all material respects, the criteria set forth in the OECD Guidance.

  

Selected Elements of Design Framework and Due Diligence Program

 

The OECD Guidance established a five-step framework for due diligence as a basis for responsible global supply chain management of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. Selected elements of our due diligence program are discussed below. However, these are not all of the elements of the program that we have put in place to help ensure that the 3TG contained in our products are responsibly sourced. The headings below conform to the headings used in the OECD Guidance for each of the five steps.

 

1.OECD Guidance Step One: “Establish strong company management systems” 

a.We have a Conflict Minerals Policy. The Conflict Minerals Policy is posted on our website at https://corporate.kohls.com/content/dam/kohlscorp/investors/corporate-governance/ConflictMineralsPolicyMay2014.pdf. The information contained on our website is not incorporated by reference into this Conflict Minerals Report or the Form SD and should not  

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be considered part of this Conflict Minerals Report or the Form SD. The Conflict Minerals Policy is summarized earlier in this Conflict Minerals Report.

b.We have a working group led by our Legal team at the direction of our Executive Vice President, General Counsel. Some of the functional areas participating in the working group include Legal, Product Development and Social Compliance. We also include merchants and sourcing personnel in the compliance process. We supplement our compliance efforts with specialist outside counsel and the Service Provider. 

c.We communicate to our relevant merchants and other selected internal personnel our commitment to compliance with the Conflict Minerals Rule. We do so by email, telephone and in-person meetings. In addition, our senior leadership, selected Product Development team members, merchants and selected other internal personnel are educated and briefed on the Conflict Minerals Rule and our compliance plan. 

d.Kohl’s Terms of Engagement and our Merchandise Purchase Order Terms & Conditions, pursuant to which Kohl’s purchases products, contain terms to clarify our 3TG compliance expectations and drive compliance, including a provision requiring all suppliers to certify, warrant, covenant and represent that all merchandise sold to Kohl’s will be free of any 3TG financing conflict in a Covered Country. 

e.Through the Service Provider, we use the CMRT developed by the RMI to identify smelters and refiners in our supply chain. 

f.Records of due diligence processes, findings and resulting decisions and any other business records relating to 3TG due diligence are retained for at least five years. These records are retained on our behalf by the Service Provider and are generally stored in an electronic format. 

g.We have mechanisms for employees, suppliers and other interested parties to report potential violations of our Conflict Minerals Policy, including email and telephone hotline reporting mechanisms. The email address is Governance@Kohls.com and the hotline number is (800) 837-7297. 

2.OECD Guidance Step Two: “Identify and assess risk in the supply chain” 

a.For 2019, the Service Provider requested by email that the Suppliers provide us with information, through the completion of a CMRT, concerning the usage and source of 3TG in their products, as well as information concerning the Suppliers’ related compliance measures. Both we and the Service Provider followed up multiple times, if required, by email or phone with Suppliers that did not respond to the request within the specified time frame.  

b.Through the Service Provider, compliance training and other compliance resources were made available to the Suppliers. The training program was intended to help ensure the quality and completeness of the CMRTs received from the Suppliers.  An email also was sent to Suppliers that described our compliance program requirements and included a link to the Service Provider’s on-line supplier education portal and contact email addresses and telephone numbers for obtaining answers to questions and/or guidance on completing our survey request. 

c.The Service Provider reviewed the responses received from Suppliers for plausibility, consistency and gaps. It follows up by email or phone with Suppliers that submitted a response that triggered any one of seven specified quality control flags.  Responses were received from 95% of the Suppliers.   

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d.Smelter and refiner information provided by Suppliers was reviewed against the Service Provider's internal database. To the extent not in that database, it requests that the supplier confirm that the listed entity is a smelter or refiner. 

e.Smelter and refiner information also was reviewed by the Service Provider against the lists of Conformant and Active (as defined herein), or the equivalent, smelters and refiners published by the RMI, the London Bullion Market Association (“LBMA”) and the Responsible Jewellery Council (“RJC”). 

f.To the extent that a smelter or refiner identified by a supplier is not listed as Conformant or the equivalent by an independent third-party, the Service Provider attempts to contact the smelter or refiner to gain more information about its sourcing practices, including countries of origin and transfer and whether there are internal due diligence procedures in place or other processes that the smelter or refiner takes to track the chain of custody on the source of its 3TG. Internet research is also performed to determine whether there are any outside sources of information regarding the smelter’s or refiner’s sourcing practices.  For 2019, of the 296 smelters and refiners identified by Suppliers as having potentially supplied 3TG contained in our in-scope products, 235 were listed as Conformant by the RMI as of April 21, 2020. 

g.If a supplier is unable to provide a CMRT, the Service Provider requests information on the suppliers’ Tier 2 suppliers. The Tier 2 suppliers, and subsequent tiers of suppliers as identified to the Service Provider, are then contacted by the Service Provider following the procedures described above. 

h.Based on the information furnished by our suppliers, the Service Provider and other information known to us, we assess the risks of adverse impacts. 

3.OECD Guidance Step Three: “Design and implement a strategy to respond to identified risks” 

a.Our Executive Vice President, General Counsel charged with managing our 3TG compliance strategy periodically reports the findings of our supply chain risk assessment to other members of our senior leadership and to our Board of Directors or its Audit Committee. 

b.We address identified risks on a case-by-case basis. This flexible approach enables us to tailor the response to the risks identified. 

c.In addition, to the extent that identified smelters and refiners are not listed as Conformant, we seek to exercise leverage over these smelters and refiners to become Conformant through our participation in and support of the RMI. In addition, we also utilize information provided by the RMI to its members to monitor smelter and refiner improvement. 

4.OECD Guidance Step Four: “Carry out independent third-party audit of supply chain due diligence at identified points in the supply chain” 

a.In connection with our due diligence, we utilize and rely on information made available by the RMI concerning independent third-party audits of smelters and refiners to assess smelter and refiner due diligence and to determine whether the smelter or refiner is Conformant. 

b.We also support independent third-party audits by being a member of the RMI. 

5.OECD Guidance Step 5: “Report on supply chain due diligence” 

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a.We file a Form SD and a Conflict Minerals Report with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and make available on our website information from the Form SD and the Conflict Minerals Report. 

b.We include information concerning 3TG compliance in our Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which we make publicly available on our website. 

 

Product and Smelter and Refiner Information

 

In-Scope Products

 

See “Applicability of the Conflict Minerals Rule to Our Company” for further information concerning our potentially in-scope products. For a further discussion of our products generally, see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020. The information contained in our Form 10-K is not incorporated by reference into this Conflict Minerals Report or our Form SD and should not be considered part of this Conflict Minerals Report or our Form SD.

 

Identified Smelters and Refiners

 

The following table summarizes the smelter and refiner information provided by the Suppliers. See Annex A for a list of identified smelters and refiners and country of origin information. Annex A also contains additional information relating to the data presented in the table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conformant

Active

Smelter Look-Up Tab List Only

Tantalum

37

1

0

Tin

47

0

10

Tungsten

43

2

2

Gold

108

1

45

 

We endeavored to determine the mine or location of origin of the necessary 3TG contained in our in-scope products by requesting that the Suppliers provide us with a completed CMRT and through the other procedures followed by us and the Service Provider that are described in this Conflict Minerals Report.

 

None of the necessary 3TG contained in our in-scope products were determined by us to directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Covered Countries. However, we did not have sufficient information to determine whether or not any of our products were “DRC conflict free.” The terms “armed group” and “DRC conflict free” have the meanings contained in the Conflict Minerals Rule.

 

Due to our position in the supply chain, which is discussed earlier in this Conflict Minerals Report, we rely on our suppliers for accurate smelter and refiner information and our RCOI and due diligence measures do not provide absolute certainty regarding the source and chain of custody of the necessary 3TG contained in our in-scope products.

 

Future Risk Mitigation Efforts

 

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We intend to take the following additional steps for 2020, either directly or through the Service Provider, to mitigate the risk that the necessary 3TG in our in-scope products benefit armed groups:

 

1.Continue to encourage Suppliers that provided company level information for 2019 to provide product level information for 2020; 

2.Continue to engage with Suppliers that provided incomplete responses or that did not provide responses for 2019 to help ensure that they provide requested information for 2020; and 

3.Continue to communicate to new in-scope supplier our sourcing expectations, including through the dissemination of the Conflict Minerals Policy to them. 

All of the foregoing steps are in addition to the other steps that we took in respect of 2019, which we intend to continue to take in respect of 2020, to the extent applicable.

 

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Annex A

Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined in this Annex have the meanings set forth in the Conflict Minerals Report of which this Annex is a part.

Smelters and Refiners

In connection with our reasonable country of origin inquiry or due diligence, as applicable, the Suppliers identified to us the smelters and refiners listed below as having potentially processed the necessary 3TG contained in our in-scope products in 2019. Please see the notes that accompany the table for additional information concerning the data in the table.

Mineral

Smelter or Refiner Name

 

SOR Location

 

Status

Gold

8853 S.p.A.

Italy

Conformant

Gold

Abington Reldan Metals, LLC

United States

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Advanced Chemical Company

United States

Conformant

Gold

African Gold Refinery

Uganda

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Al Etihad Gold Refinery DMCC

United Arab Emirates

Conformant

Gold

Allgemeine Gold-und Silberscheideanstalt A.G.

Germany

Conformant

Gold

Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex (AMMC)

Uzbekistan

Conformant

Gold

AngloGold Ashanti Corrego do Sitio Mineracao

Brazil

Conformant

Gold

Argor-Heraeus S.A.

Switzerland

Conformant

Gold

Asahi Pretec Corp.

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Asahi Refining Canada Ltd.

Canada

Conformant


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Gold

Asahi Refining USA Inc.

United States

Conformant

Gold

Asaka Riken Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Atasay Kuyumculuk Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.

Turkey

Conformant

Gold

AU Traders and Refiners

South Africa

Conformant

Gold

Aurubis AG

Germany

Conformant

Gold

Bangalore Refinery

India

Conformant

Gold

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines)

Philippines

Conformant

Gold

Boliden AB

Sweden

Conformant

Gold

C. Hafner GmbH + Co. KG

Germany

Conformant

Gold

Caridad

Mexico

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

CCR Refinery - Glencore Canada Corporation

Canada

Conformant

Gold

Cendres + Metaux S.A.

Switzerland

Conformant

Gold

CGR Metalloys Pvt Ltd.

India

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Chimet S.p.A.

Italy

Conformant

Gold

Chugai Mining

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Daye Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Degussa Sonne / Mond Goldhandel GmbH

Germany

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Dijllah Gold Refinery FZC

United Arab Emirates

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

DODUCO Contacts and Refining GmbH

Germany

Conformant


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Gold

Dowa

Japan

Conformant

Gold

DS PRETECH Co., Ltd.

Korea, Republic of

Conformant

Gold

DSC (Do Sung Corporation)

Korea, Republic of

Conformant

Gold

Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd. East Plant

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd. North Plant

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd. West Plant

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Emirates Gold DMCC

United Arab Emirates

Conformant

Gold

Fidelity Printers and Refiners Ltd.

Zimbabwe

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Fujairah Gold FZC

United Arab Emirates

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

GCC Gujrat Gold Centre Pvt. Ltd.

India

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Geib Refining Corporation

United States

Conformant

Gold

Gold Refinery of Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Gold

Great Wall Precious Metals Co., Ltd. of CBPM

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Guangdong Jinding Gold Limited

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Guoda Safina High-Tech Environmental Refinery Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Hangzhou Fuchunjiang Smelting Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Heimerle + Meule GmbH

Germany

Conformant

Gold

Heraeus Metals Hong Kong Ltd.

China

Conformant

Gold

Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Conformant

Gold

Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only


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Gold

Hunan Guiyang yinxing Nonferrous Smelting Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

HwaSeong CJ CO., LTD.

Korea, Republic of

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Inner Mongolia Qiankun Gold and Silver Refinery Share Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Gold

International Precious Metal Refiners

United Arab Emirates

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Ishifuku Metal Industry Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Istanbul Gold Refinery

Turkey

Conformant

Gold

Italpreziosi

Italy

Conformant

Gold

Japan Mint

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Jiangxi Copper Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Gold

JSC Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Plant

Russian Federation

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

JSC Uralelectromed

Russian Federation

Conformant

Gold

JX Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Kaloti Precious Metals

United Arab Emirates

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Kazakhmys Smelting LLC

Kazakhstan

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Kazzinc

Kazakhstan

Conformant

Gold

Kennecott Utah Copper LLC

United States

Conformant


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Gold

KGHM Polska Miedz Spolka Akcyjna

Poland

Conformant

Gold

Kojima Chemicals Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Korea Zinc Co., Ltd.

Korea, Republic of

Conformant

Gold

Kyrgyzaltyn JSC

Kyrgyzstan

Conformant

Gold

Kyshtym Copper-Electrolytic Plant ZAO

Russian Federation

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

L'azurde Company For Jewelry

Saudi Arabia

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Lingbao Gold Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Lingbao Jinyuan Tonghui Refinery Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

L'Orfebre S.A.

Andorra

Conformant

Gold

LS-NIKKO Copper Inc.

Korea, Republic of

Conformant

Gold

LT Metal Ltd.

Korea, Republic of

Conformant

Gold

Luoyang Zijin Yinhui Gold Refinery Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Marsam Metals

Brazil

Conformant

Gold

Materion

United States

Conformant

Gold

Matsuda Sangyo Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd.

China

Conformant

Gold

Metalor Technologies (Singapore) Pte., Ltd.

Singapore

Conformant

Gold

Metalor Technologies (Suzhou) Ltd.

China

Conformant

Gold

Metalor Technologies S.A.

Switzerland

Conformant


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Gold

Metalor USA Refining Corporation

United States

Conformant

Gold

Metalurgica Met-Mex Penoles S.A. De C.V.

Mexico

Conformant

Gold

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Gold

MMTC-PAMP India Pvt., Ltd.

India

Conformant

Gold

Modeltech Sdn Bhd

Malaysia

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Morris and Watson

New Zealand

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Moscow Special Alloys Processing Plant

Russian Federation

Conformant

Gold

Nadir Metal Rafineri San. Ve Tic. A.S.

Turkey

Conformant

Gold

Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat

Uzbekistan

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

NH Recytech Company

Korea, Republic of

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Nihon Material Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Ogussa Osterreichische Gold- und Silber-Scheideanstalt GmbH

Austria

Conformant

Gold

Ohura Precious Metal Industry Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Gold

OJSC "The Gulidov Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant" (OJSC Krastsvetmet)

Russian Federation

Conformant

Gold

OJSC Novosibirsk Refinery

Russian Federation

Conformant


6


Gold

PAMP S.A.

Switzerland

Conformant

Gold

Pease & Curren

United States

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Penglai Penggang Gold Industry Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Planta Recuperadora de Metales SpA

Chile

Conformant

Gold

Prioksky Plant of Non-Ferrous Metals

Russian Federation

Conformant

Gold

PT Aneka Tambang (Persero) Tbk

Indonesia

Conformant

Gold

PX Precinox S.A.

Switzerland

Conformant

Gold

QG Refining, LLC

United States

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd.

South Africa

Conformant

Gold

Refinery of Seemine Gold Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

REMONDIS PMR B.V.

Netherlands

Conformant

Gold

Royal Canadian Mint

Canada

Conformant

Gold

SAAMP

France

Conformant

Gold

Sabin Metal Corp.

United States

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Safimet S.p.A

Italy

Conformant

Gold

SAFINA A.S.

Czech Republic

Active

Gold

Sai Refinery

India

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Samduck Precious Metals

Korea, Republic of

Conformant

Gold

SAMWON METALS Corp.

Korea, Republic of

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only


7


Gold

SAXONIA Edelmetalle GmbH

Germany

Conformant

Gold

SEMPSA Joyeria Plateria S.A.

Spain

Conformant

Gold

Shandong Humon Smelting Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Shandong Tiancheng Biological Gold Industrial Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Shandong Zhaojin Gold & Silver Refinery Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Gold

Sichuan Tianze Precious Metals Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Gold

Singway Technology Co., Ltd.

Taiwan

Conformant

Gold

SOE Shyolkovsky Factory of Secondary Precious Metals

Russian Federation

Conformant

Gold

Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp.

Taiwan

Conformant

Gold

Sovereign Metals

India

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

State Research Institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology

Lithuania

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Sudan Gold Refinery

Sudan

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Gold

SungEel HiMetal Co., Ltd.

Korea, Republic of

Conformant

Gold

T.C.A S.p.A

Italy

Conformant

Gold

Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.

Japan

Conformant

Gold

The Refinery of Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant


8


Gold

Tokuriki Honten Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Tony Goetz NV

Belgium

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

TOO Tau-Ken-Altyn

Kazakhstan

Conformant

Gold

Torecom

Korea, Republic of

Conformant

Gold

Umicore Brasil Ltda.

Brazil

Conformant

Gold

Umicore Precious Metals Thailand

Thailand

Conformant

Gold

Umicore S.A. Business Unit Precious Metals Refining

Belgium

Conformant

Gold

United Precious Metal Refining, Inc.

United States

Conformant

Gold

Valcambi S.A.

Switzerland

Conformant

Gold

Western Australian Mint (T/a The Perth Mint)

Australia

Conformant

Gold

WIELAND Edelmetalle GmbH

Germany

Conformant

Gold

Yamakin Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Yokohama Metal Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Gold

Yunnan Copper Industry Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Gold

Zhongyuan Gold Smelter of Zhongjin Gold Corporation

China

Conformant

Tantalum

Asaka Riken Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Tantalum

Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tantalum

CP Metals Inc.

United States

Active

Tantalum

D Block Metals, LLC

United States

Conformant


9


Tantalum

Exotech Inc.

United States

Conformant

Tantalum

F&X Electro-Materials Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tantalum

FIR Metals & Resource Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tantalum

Global Advanced Metals Aizu

Japan

Conformant

Tantalum

Global Advanced Metals Boyertown

United States

Conformant

Tantalum

Guangdong Zhiyuan New Material Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tantalum

H.C. Starck Co., Ltd.

Thailand

Conformant

Tantalum

H.C. Starck Hermsdorf GmbH

Germany

Conformant

Tantalum

H.C. Starck Inc.

United States

Conformant

Tantalum

H.C. Starck Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Tantalum

H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Conformant

Tantalum

H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH

Germany

Conformant

Tantalum

Hengyang King Xing Lifeng New Materials Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tantalum

Jiangxi Dinghai Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tantalum

Jiangxi Tuohong New Raw Material

China

Conformant

Tantalum

JiuJiang JinXin Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tantalum

Jiujiang Tanbre Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tantalum

Jiujiang Zhongao Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tantalum

KEMET Blue Metals

Mexico

Conformant

Tantalum

LSM Brasil S.A.

Brazil

Conformant

Tantalum

Metallurgical Products India Pvt., Ltd.

India

Conformant

Tantalum

Mineracao Taboca S.A.

Brazil

Conformant

Tantalum

Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Tantalum

Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tantalum

NPM Silmet AS

Estonia

Conformant

Tantalum

PRG Dooel

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of

Conformant

Tantalum

QuantumClean

United States

Conformant


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Tantalum

Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda.

Brazil

Conformant

Tantalum

Solikamsk Magnesium Works OAO

Russian Federation

Conformant

Tantalum

Taki Chemical Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Tantalum

Telex Metals

United States

Conformant

Tantalum

Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC

Kazakhstan

Conformant

Tantalum

XinXing Haorong Electronic Material Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tantalum

Yanling Jincheng Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tin

Alpha

United States

Conformant

Tin

An Vinh Joint Stock Mineral Processing Company

Viet Nam

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Tin

Chenzhou Yunxiang Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tin

Chifeng Dajingzi Tin Industry Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tin

China Tin Group Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tin

Dongguan CiEXPO Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Tin

Dowa

Japan

Conformant

Tin

Electro-Mechanical Facility of the Cao Bang Minerals & Metallurgy Joint Stock Company

Viet Nam

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Tin

EM Vinto

Bolivia

Conformant

Tin

Estanho de Rondonia S.A.

Brazil

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Tin

Fenix Metals

Poland

Conformant

Tin

Gejiu City Fuxiang Industry and Trade Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Tin

Gejiu Kai Meng Industry and Trade LLC

China

Conformant

Tin

Gejiu Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tin

Gejiu Yunxin Nonferrous Electrolysis Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tin

Gejiu Zili Mining And Metallurgy Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tin

Guangdong Hanhe Non-Ferrous Metal Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant


11


Tin

Guanyang Guida Nonferrous Metal Smelting Plant

China

Conformant

Tin

HuiChang Hill Tin Industry Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tin

Huichang Jinshunda Tin Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tin

Jiangxi New Nanshan Technology Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tin

Ma'anshan Weitai Tin Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tin

Magnu's Minerais Metais e Ligas Ltda.

Brazil

Conformant

Tin

Malaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC)

Malaysia

Conformant

Tin

Melt Metais e Ligas S.A.

Brazil

Conformant

Tin

Metallic Resources, Inc.

United States

Conformant

Tin

Metallo Belgium N.V.

Belgium

Conformant

Tin

Metallo Spain S.L.U.

Spain

Conformant

Tin

Mineracao Taboca S.A.

Brazil

Conformant

Tin

Minsur

Peru

Conformant

Tin

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation

Japan

Conformant

Tin

Modeltech Sdn Bhd

Malaysia

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Tin

Nghe Tinh Non-Ferrous Metals Joint Stock Company

Viet Nam

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Tin

O.M. Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Thailand

Conformant

Tin

O.M. Manufacturing Philippines, Inc.

Philippines

Conformant

Tin

Operaciones Metalurgicas S.A.

Bolivia

Conformant

Tin

Pongpipat Company Limited

Myanmar

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Tin

Precious Minerals and Smelting Limited

India

Conformant

Tin

PT Artha Cipta Langgeng

Indonesia

Conformant

Tin

PT ATD Makmur Mandiri Jaya

Indonesia

Conformant

Tin

PT Menara Cipta Mulia

Indonesia

Conformant

Tin

PT Mitra Stania Prima

Indonesia

Conformant

Tin

PT Refined Bangka Tin

Indonesia

Conformant

Tin

PT Timah Tbk Kundur

Indonesia

Conformant


12


Tin

PT Timah Tbk Mentok

Indonesia

Conformant

Tin

Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda.

Brazil

Conformant

Tin

Rui Da Hung

Taiwan

Conformant

Tin

Soft Metais Ltda.

Brazil

Conformant

Tin

Super Ligas

Brazil

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Tin

Thai Nguyen Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd.

Viet Nam

Conformant

Tin

Thaisarco

Thailand

Conformant

Tin

Tin Technology & Refining

United States

Conformant

Tin

Tuyen Quang Non-Ferrous Metals Joint Stock Company

Viet Nam

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Tin

White Solder Metalurgia e Mineracao Ltda.

Brazil

Conformant

Tin

Yunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tin

Yunnan Tin Company Limited

China

Conformant

Tin

Yunnan Yunfan Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

A.L.M.T. TUNGSTEN Corp.

Japan

Conformant

Tungsten

ACL Metais Eireli

Brazil

Conformant

Tungsten

Asia Tungsten Products Vietnam Ltd.

Viet Nam

Conformant

Tungsten

Chenzhou Diamond Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Chongyi Zhangyuan Tungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

CNMC (Guangxi) PGMA Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Tungsten

Fujian Ganmin RareMetal Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Fujian Jinxin Tungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Ganzhou Haichuang Tungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Ganzhou Huaxing Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Ganzhou Jiangwu Ferrotungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Ganzhou Seadragon W & Mo Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Global Tungsten & Powders Corp.

United States

Conformant


13


Tungsten

Guangdong Xianglu Tungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Conformant

Tungsten

H.C. Starck Tungsten GmbH

Germany

Conformant

Tungsten

Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Hunan Chuangda Vanadium Tungsten Co., Ltd. Wuji

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Hunan Chunchang Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Hunan Litian Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Hydrometallurg, JSC

Russian Federation

Conformant

Tungsten

Japan New Metals Co., Ltd.

Japan

Conformant

Tungsten

Jiangwu H.C. Starck Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Jiangxi Gan Bei Tungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Jiangxi Minmetals Gao'an Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd.

China

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

Tungsten

Jiangxi Tonggu Non-ferrous Metallurgical & Chemical Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Jiangxi Xianglu Tungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Active

Tungsten

Jiangxi Xinsheng Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Jiangxi Yaosheng Tungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

JSC "Kirovgrad Hard Alloys Plant"

Russian Federation

Active

Tungsten

Kennametal Fallon

United States

Conformant

Tungsten

Kennametal Huntsville

United States

Conformant

Tungsten

KGETS CO., LTD.

Korea, Republic of

Conformant

Tungsten

Lianyou Metals Co., Ltd.

Taiwan

Conformant

Tungsten

Malipo Haiyu Tungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Masan Tungsten Chemical LLC (MTC)

Viet Nam

Conformant

Tungsten

Moliren Ltd.

Russian Federation

Conformant

Tungsten

Niagara Refining LLC

United States

Conformant


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Tungsten

Philippine Chuangxin Industrial Co., Inc.

Philippines

Conformant

Tungsten

Tejing (Vietnam) Tungsten Co., Ltd.

Viet Nam

Conformant

Tungsten

Unecha Refractory Metals Plant

Russian Federation

Conformant

Tungsten

Wolfram Bergbau und Hutten AG

Austria

Conformant

Tungsten

Woltech Korea Co., Ltd.

Korea, Republic of

Conformant

Tungsten

Xiamen Tungsten (H.C.) Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Xinfeng Huarui Tungsten & Molybdenum New Material Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

Tungsten

Xinhai Rendan Shaoguan Tungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Conformant

 

We note the following in connection with the above table:

 

a)Not all of the included smelters and refiners may have processed the necessary 3TG contained in our in-scope products, since most Suppliers reported at a “company level,” meaning that they reported the 3TG contained in all of their products, not just those in the products that they sold to us. Some Suppliers also may have reported smelters and refiners that were not in our supply chain due to over-inclusiveness in the information received from their suppliers or for other reasons. In addition, the smelters and refiners reflected above may not include all of the smelters and refiners in our supply chain, since some Suppliers did not identify all of the smelters and refiners used to process the necessary 3TG content contained in our in-scope products, and not all of the Suppliers responded to our inquiries. 

 

b)The table only includes entities that were listed as smelters or refiners by the RMI. 

 

c)Smelter or refiner status information in the table is as of April 21, 2020. 

 

d)“Conformant” means that a smelter has successfully completed an assessment against the applicable Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (“RMAP”) standard or an equivalent cross-recognized assessment.  Smelters and refiners listed as “re-audit in progress” are still considered to be Conformant.    Included smelters and refiners were not necessarily Conformant for all or part of 2019 and may not continue to be Conformant for any future period. 

 

e)“Active” means that the smelter or refiner has committed to undergo an RMAP assessment, completed the relevant documents, and scheduled the on-site assessment. These may be in the pre-assessment, assessment, or corrective-action phases of the assessment. 

 

f)“Smelter Look-up Tab Only” means that a smelter or refiner is listed on the Smelter Look-up tab list of the CMRT, but is not listed as “Conformant” or “Active.” 

 

g)Smelter or refiner status reflected in the table is based solely on information made publicly available by the RMI, without independent verification by us. 

 

h)Smelter and refiner country location is based on information published by the RMI, without independent verification by us. 


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Country of Origin Information

 

The identified countries of origin of the 3TG processed by the Conformant smelters and refiners listed in the table above may have included the countries in the categories listed below, as well as other countries, based on information provided by the RMI to its members. The Company has not been able to reliably determine the country of origin of any of the other smelters or refiners listed in the table.

 

Angola*

Estonia

Laos

Saudi Arabia

Argentina

Ethiopia

Luxembourg

Sierra Leone

Armenia

Finland

Madagascar

Singapore

Australia

France

Malaysia

Slovakia

Austria

Germany

Mali

South Africa

Belarus

Ghana

Mexico

South Sudan*

Belgium

Guinea

Mongolia

Spain

Bermuda

Guyana

Morocco

Suriname

Bolivia

Hong Kong

Mozambique

Sweden

Brazil

Hungary

Myanmar

Switzerland

Burundi*

India

Namibia

Taiwan

Cambodia

Indonesia

Netherlands

Tajikistan

Canada

Ireland

New Zealand

Tanzania*

Central African Republic*

Israel

Niger

Thailand

Chile

Italy

Nigeria

Turkey

China

Ivory Coast

Papua New Guinea

Uganda*

Colombia

Japan

Peru

United Arab Emirates

Czech Republic

Jersey

Philippines

United Kingdom

Djibouti

Kazakhstan

Poland

United States

Democratic Republic of Congo*

Kenya

Portugal

Uzbekistan

Ecuador

Korea

Russia

Vietnam

Egypt

Kyrgyzstan

Rwanda*

Zambia*

 

 

 

Zimbabwe

 

* Represents a Covered Country.

 

Alternatively, or in addition, some of the Conformant smelters and refiners may have sourced from recycled or scrap sources.

 

 


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