Form SD AtriCure, Inc.

 



UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM SD

Specialized Disclosure Report

 

 



ATRICURE, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

 

 



 





 

 

 

 

 

Delaware

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

000-51470

(Commission File Number)

34-1940305

(IRS Employer Identification No.)



 



 

 

 

7555 Innovation Way

Mason, OH

(Address of principal executive offices)

45040

(Zip Code)



 



 

M. Andrew Wade

(513) 755-4100

(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:

_X_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

AtriCure, Inc. (AtriCure or the Company) evaluated its products during the year ended December 31, 2019 and determined that certain products manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by the Company contain conflict minerals which are necessary to the functionality or production of such products.  As is required, the Company has conducted a good faith reasonable country of origin inquiry (RCOI) designed to determine whether the necessary conflict minerals came from recycled or scrap sources or originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.

AtriCure’s RCOI process included conducting an inquiry of our direct suppliers using the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative’s Conflict Minerals Reporting Template. We relied upon our suppliers’ representations regarding the origin of their minerals and their smelter data to determine the existence and source of conflict minerals within our supply chain. Based on the results of our RCOI, we exercised due diligence on the source and chain of custody of the conflict minerals.

The Company has filed a Conflict Minerals Report (CMR). A copy of the Company’s CMR is furnished as Exhibit 1.01 to this Form SD and is incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the Company’s CMR is also available on the Company’s website at www.atricure.com.

Item 1.02    Exhibit

A copy of the Company’s Conflict Minerals Report required by Item 1.01 is provided as Exhibit 1.01 hereto.

Section 2.    Exhibits

Item 2.01    Exhibits

(d)  Exhibits




 

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.



 

 

 



 

ATRICURE, INC.



 

 

 

Dated:

May 28, 2020

By:

/s/ M. Andrew Wade



 

 

M. Andrew Wade



 

 

Chief Financial Officer










AtriCure, Inc.

Conflict Minerals Report

For the Year Ended December 31, 2019



This report for the year ended December 31, 2019 (the Reporting Period) is presented to comply with Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Rule).  The Rule was adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to conflict minerals as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act). The Rule imposes certain reporting obligations on SEC registrants whose manufactured products contain conflict minerals which are necessary to the functionality or production of their products. Conflict minerals are defined as cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, gold, wolframite, and their derivatives, which are limited to tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (collectively, 3TG) for the purposes of this assessment. Additionally, this report is presented to comply with the Public Statement on the Effect of the Recent Court of Appeals Decision on the Conflict Minerals Rule issued by the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24, 2014 and the Updated Statement on the Effect of the Court of Appeals Decision on the Conflict Minerals Rule issued on April 7, 2017, which states that companies must continue to comply with the requirements of Items 1.01(a) and (b) of Form SD, which require a description of the company’s reasonable country of origin inquiry, however, companies will not face enforcement actions if they fail to conduct due diligence on the source and chain of custody of conflict minerals required by Item 1.01(c) of Form SD (collectively, the SEC Statements). These requirements apply to all registrants, whatever the geographic origin of the conflict minerals and whether or not they fund armed conflict.



If a registrant can establish that the conflict minerals originated from sources other than the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country (the Covered Countries), or from recycled and scrap sources, it must submit a Form SD which describes the Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) completed.



If a registrant has reason to believe that any of the conflict minerals in its supply chain may have originated in the Covered Countries, or if it is unable to determine the country of origin of those conflict minerals, then the issuer must exercise due diligence on the conflict minerals’ source and chain of custody. The registrant must annually submit a Conflict Minerals Report (CMR) to the SEC that includes a description of those due diligence measures.



Forward-Looking Statements



Forward-looking statements contained in this CMR are made based on known events and circumstances at the time of release, and, as such, are subject in the future to unforeseen uncertainties and risks. Statements in this CMR which express a belief, expectation or intention, as well as those that are not historical fact, are forward-looking statements, including statements related to the Companys compliance efforts and expected actions identified in this CMR. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, among other matters, the Companys customers requirements to use certain suppliers, the Companys suppliers responsiveness and cooperation with the Companys due diligence efforts, the Companys ability to implement improvements in its conflict minerals program and the Companys ability to identify and mitigate related risks in its supply chain. If one or more of these or other risks materialize, actual results may vary materially from those expressed. For a more complete discussion of these and other risk factors, see the Companys other filings with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The Company makes these statements as of the date of this disclosure and undertakes no obligation to update them unless otherwise required by law.





AtriCure, Inc. (the Company, AtriCure, we, or our)  provides innovative technologies for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and related conditions.  The Company sells cardiac tissue ablation and left atrial appendage exclusion devices to medical centers globally through its direct sales force and distributors. 3TG can be found in certain AtriCure devices. Therefore, certain products that AtriCure manufactures and distributes are subject to the reporting obligations of Rule 13p-1.



2.

Products and Facilities Overview



AtriCure’s product lines are classified as follows:



Radio Frequency (RF) Ablation Devices. Our Isolator Synergy System and related RF devices, such as our multifunctional pens and linear ablation devices, along with the COBRA Fusion® Surgical Ablation System and EPi-Sense® Guided


 

Coagulation System with VisiTrax®  Technology represent our primary RF product lines.  Devices include single-use disposable RF products that come in multiple configurations and are powered by an RF generator. Physicians use these devices to ablate cardiac tissue for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias in both open and minimally invasive procedures.



cryoICE Cryoablation System. The cryoICE cryoablation system consists of the cryoICE BOX generator along with a singleuse disposable probe. The cryoICE cryoablation system is used to ablate cardiac tissue for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and to provide temporary pain relief to thoracic surgery patients via ablation of peripheral nerves.  



AtriClip System. Our AtriClip system is designed to exclude the left atrial appendage by mechanically clamping the appendage from the outside of the heart, eliminating blood flow between the left atrial appendage and the atrium while avoiding contact with circulating blood.



LARIAT System. The LARIAT System is a suture-based solution for soft-tissue closure and is compatible with a wide range of anatomical shapes. The Lariat System includes a suture loop coupled to a single-use disposable applier. The loop is designed to occlude the left atrial appendage by mechanically cinching the appendage from the outside of the heart, eliminating blood flow between the left atrial appendage and the atrium while avoiding contact with circulating blood.



We manufacture a substantial majority of the disposable and implantable products we sell and generally purchase items that would be deemed capital equipment (generators).  Throughout 2019, we inspected, assembled, tested and packaged our products in our facilities in Mason, Ohio and Redwood City, California.  Our products are sterilized by third-party sterilizers at their facilities.



3.

Conflict Minerals Program



The Company designed its conflict minerals program to conform, in all material respects, to the five-step framework of the second edition of The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance, the Supplement on Tin, Tantalum, and Tungsten, and the Supplement on Gold, specifically as they relate to our position in the minerals supply chain as a “downstream” company:



Step 1: Establish strong company management systems

Step 2: Identify and assess risks in the supply chain

Step 3: Design and implement a strategy to respond to identified risks

Step 4: Carry out independent third-party audit of smelter/refiner due diligence practices

Step 5: Report annually on supply chain due diligence



The Company relied upon multi-stakeholder initiatives that provide verification processes for conflict-free minerals from smelters or refiners who may provide those minerals to companies in our supply chain. The Company, as a purchaser of component parts or finished products, is many steps removed from the mining of conflict minerals. The Company does not purchase raw ore or unrefined conflict minerals and conducts no purchasing activities directly in the Covered Countries.



The statements below are based on the activities performed to date and in good faith by AtriCure and are based on the information available at the time of this filing. Factors that could affect the accuracy of these statements include, but are not limited to, the complexity of the supply chain, incomplete supplier data or available smelter data, errors or omissions by suppliers or smelters, the ability of suppliers to identify smelters, evolving definition and confirmation of smelters, incomplete information from industry or other third-party sources, continuing guidance regarding the SEC final rules and other factors.





The following describes the measures taken to reasonably determine the country of origin and to exercise due diligence in the mineral supply chain in conformance with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.



Step 1:  Establish strong company management systems



a.

Conflict minerals team – AtriCure established a conflict minerals team that includes individuals from the appropriate departments. The team was structured to ensure critical information reached relevant employees and suppliers.

b.

Supplier engagement – AtriCure provided informational materials to our queried suppliers related to the conflict minerals disclosure requirements and conflict minerals compliance.

c.

Company level grievance mechanism – AtriCure has established a grievance mechanism as a risk-awareness system for issues, including conflict minerals issues. Stakeholders can communicate directly and confidentially with our Chief Compliance Officer.


 

d.

Records management – AtriCure will maintain records relating to our conflict minerals program in accordance with the recommended five-year record retention guidelines.



Step 2:  Identify and assess risks in the supply chain



a.

Identify products in scope – The conflict minerals team conducted a detailed review of the products manufactured or contracted to be manufactured during the Reporting Period to identify products that should be deemed in-scope.

b.

Conduct Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) – AtriCure utilized the industry-developed Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) to query suppliers for conflict minerals information. The Company requested this information from tier 1 suppliers who provide material and components for the products deemed in-scope by the conflict minerals team. The responses submitted by our suppliers were evaluated to determine the Company’s reporting obligation based on this RCOI.

c.

Completed additional follow-up – AtriCure contacted direct suppliers to ensure they responded to the request for conflict minerals information by the requested date. AtriCure also worked to clarify and validate the information provided by certain suppliers, such as distributors.

d.

Identify smelters/processors – AtriCure compiled a list of smelters/processors in our supply chain using supplier responses in their CMRTs. The Company reconciled this list to the list of smelter facilities designated by the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative’s (CFSI) Conflict-Free Smelter Program. We have provided the listing within this report.



Step 3:  Design and implement a strategy to respond to identified risks



As part of the risk mitigation process, the Company reconciled the list of smelters collected from suppliers to the list of smelter facilities designated as “conflict free” by the CFSI’s Conflict-Free Smelter Program. AtriCure continues to develop the process used to identify suppliers that potentially provide materials and components that contain Conflict Minerals and conduct a good-faith RCOI of its supply chain, including a risk-based evaluation of our suppliers’ responses.



Step 4:  Carry out independent third-party audit of smelter/refiner due diligence practices



AtriCure is relying on the CFSI’s published lists to verify the conflict-free status of smelters/processors that source from Covered Countries. The Company has not been subject to an independent private sector audit in accordance with the SEC Statements.



Step 5:  Report annually on supply chain due diligence



AtriCure has determined that a portion of the conflict minerals used to manufacture our products may have originated from the Covered Countries. Accordingly, this Conflict Minerals Report has been filed with the SEC and is available on our website at http://www.atricure.com.





Based on the due diligence measures described above, including the RCOI process, the Company does not have sufficient information to conclusively determine the countries of origin of all the 3TG necessary to the Company’s product functionality or production or whether the 3TG used in its products were from recycled or scrap sources or whether or not any conflict minerals may have, in fact, directly or indirectly financed or benefitted any armed groups in a Covered Country.



Based on the information received from our suppliers, the facilities listed in the table below may have been used to process conflict minerals used in certain AtriCure products.





 

 

Metal

Facility Name

Facility Location

Gold

8853 S.p.A.

ITALY

Gold

Abington Reldan Metals, LLC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Advanced Chemical Company

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

African Gold Refinery

UGANDA

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 Córrego do Sítio Mineração

BRAZIL

Gold

Argor-Heraeus S.A.

SWITZERLAND

Gold

Asahi Pretec Corp.

JAPAN

Gold

Asahi Refining Canada Ltd.

CANADA

Gold

Asaka Riken Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

Gold

Atasay Kuyumculuk Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.

TURKEY

Gold

AU Traders and Refiners

SOUTH AFRICA

Gold

AURA-II

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Aurubis AG

GERMANY

Gold

Bangalore Refinery

INDIA

Gold

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines)

PHILIPPINES

Gold

Bauer Walser AG

GERMANY

Gold

Boliden AB

SWEDEN

Gold

C. Hafner GmbH + Co. KG

GERMANY

Gold

Caridad

MEXICO

Gold

CCR Refinery – Glencore Canada Corporation

CANADA

Gold

Cendres + Métaux S.A.

SWITZERLAND

Gold

CGR Metalloys Pvt Ltd.

INDIA

Gold

Chimet S.p.A.

ITALY

Gold

Chugai Mining

JAPAN

Gold

Codelco

CHILE

Gold

Daejin Indus Co., Ltd.

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Gold

Daye Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Degussa Sonne / Mond Goldhandel GmbH

GERMANY

Gold

Dijllah Gold Refinery FZC

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Gold

Do Sung Corporation

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Gold

DODUCO Contacts and Refining GmbH

GERMANY

Gold

Dongguan Standard Electronic Material Co., Ltd

CHINA

Gold

Dowa

JAPAN

Gold

DS PRETECH Co., Ltd.

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Gold

Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

Gold

Elemetal Refining, LLC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Emirates Gold DMCC

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Gold

Faggi Enrico S.p.A.

ITALY

Gold

Fidelity Printers and Refiners Ltd.

ZIMBABWE

Gold

FSE Novosibirsk Refinery

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Gold

Fujairah Gold FZC

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Gold

Gansu Seemine Material Hi-Tech Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

GCC Gujrat Gold Centre Pvt. Ltd.

INDIA

Gold

Geib Refining Corporation

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Gold Refinery of Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd.

CHINA


 

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

HeeSung Metal Ltd.

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Gold

Heimerle + Meule GmbH

GERMANY

Gold

Henan Yuguang Gold & Lead Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Heraeus Metals Hong Kong Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG

GERMANY

Gold

HeTai Gold Mineral GuangDong Ltd. Co.

CHINA

Gold

House of Currency of Brazil (Casa da Moeda do Brazil)

BRAZIL

Gold

Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Hunan Guiyang yinxing Nonferrous Smelting Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

HwaSeong CJ CO., LTD.

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Gold

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

CHINA

Gold

International Precious Metal Refiners

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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

Jin Jinyin refining company limited

CHINA

Gold

Jinli Enterprice Co.,Ltd

TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA

Gold

Jinlong Copper Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Johnson Matthey Inc.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

JSC Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Plant

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Gold

JSC Uralelectromed

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Gold

JX Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

Gold

K.A Rasmussen as

NORWAY

Gold

Kaloti Precious Metals

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Gold

Kazakhmys Smelting LLC

KAZAKHSTAN

Gold

Kazzinc

KAZAKHSTAN

Gold

Kennecott Utah Copper LLC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

KGHM Polska Miedz Spolka Akcyjna

POLAND

Gold

Kojima Chemicals Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

Gold

Korea Metal Co., Ltd.

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Gold

Korea Zinc Co., Ltd.

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Gold

Kosak Seiren

JAPAN

Gold

Kyrgyzaltyn JSC

KYRGYZSTAN

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

LS-NIKKO Copper Inc.

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Gold

Luoyang Zijin Yinhui Gold Refinery Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Marsam Metals

BRAZIL

Gold

Materion

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Matsuda Sangyo Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

Gold

Metahub Industries Sdn. Bhd.

MALAYSIA

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 OF AMERICA

Gold

Metalúrgica Met-Mex Peñoles 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

Modeltech Sdn Bhd

MALAYSIA

Gold

Morris and Watson

NEW ZEALAND

Gold

Morris and Watson Gold Coast

AUSTRALIA

Gold

Moscow Special Alloys Processing Plant

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Gold

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

TURKEY

Gold

Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat

UZBEKISTAN

Gold

NH Recytech Company

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Gold

Nihon Material Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

Gold

Novosibirsk

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Gold

Nyrstar Metals

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Ögussa Österreichische Gold- und Silber-Scheideanstalt GmbH

AUSTRIA

Gold

Ohio Precious Metals LLC.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Ohura Precious Metal Industry Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

Gold

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

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Gold

OJSC Kolyma Refinery

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Gold

OJSC Novosibirsk Refinery

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Gold

PAMP S.A.

SWITZERLAND

Gold

Pease & Curren

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Penglai Penggang Gold Industry Co., Ltd.

CHINA

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 Précinox S.A.

SWITZERLAND

Gold

QG Refining, LLC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd.

SOUTH AFRICA


 

Gold

Refinery of Seemine Gold Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Remondis Argentia B.V.

NETHERLANDS

Gold

REMONDIS PMR B.V.

NETHERLANDS

Gold

Republic Metals Corporation

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Royal Canadian Mint

CANADA

Gold

SAAMP

FRANCE

Gold

Sabin Metal Corp.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Safimet S.p.A

ITALY

Gold

SAFINA A.S.

CZECHIA

Gold

Sai Refinery

INDIA

Gold

Samduck Precious Metals

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Gold

Samwon Metals Corp.

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Gold

SAXONIA Edelmetalle GmbH

GERMANY

Gold

SEMPSA Joyería Platería S.A.

SPAIN

Gold

Shan Dong Huangjin

CHINA

Gold

Shan Tou Shi Yong Yuan Jin Shu Zai Sheng Co. Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Shandong Humon Smelting Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Shandong Tiancheng Biological Gold Industrial Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Shandong Yanggu Xiangguang Co. Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Shandong Zhaojin Gold & Silver Refinery Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Shandong Zhongkuang Group Co.,Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Shenzhen fujun material technology co.,ltd

CHINA

Gold

Shenzhen Heng Zhong Industry Co.,Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Shenzhen Zhonghenglong Real Industry Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Sichuan Tianze Precious Metals Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Singway Technology Co., Ltd.

TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA

Gold

Sino-Platinum Metals Co.,Ltd

CHINA

Gold

So Accurate Group, Inc.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

SOE Shyolkovsky Factory of Secondary Precious Metals

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Gold

Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp.

TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA

Gold

Sovereign Metals

INDIA

Gold

State Research Institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology

LITHUANIA

Gold

Sudan Gold Refinery

SUDAN

Gold

Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

Gold

SungEel HiMetal Co., Ltd.

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Gold

Super Dragon Technology Co., Ltd

CHINA

Gold

T.C.A S.p.A

ITALY

Gold

Taicang City Nancang Metal Material Co.,Ltd

CHINA

Gold

Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.

JAPAN

Gold

The Refinery of Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Tokuriki Honten Co., Ltd.

JAPAN


 

Gold

Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Tony Goetz NV

BELGIUM

Gold

TOO Tau-Ken-Altyn

KAZAKHSTAN

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 OF AMERICA

Gold

Universal Precious Metals Refining Zambia

ZAMBIA

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

Yunnan Copper Industry Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Zhao Yuan Gold Mine

CHINA

Gold

Zhe Jiang Guang Yuan Noble Metal Smelting Factory

CHINA

Gold

Zhongyuan Gold Smelter of Zhongjin Gold Corporation

CHINA

Gold

Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd. Gold Refinery

CHINA

Tantalum

Asaka Riken Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

Tantalum

Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tantalum

CP Metals Inc.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tantalum

D Block Metals, LLC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tantalum

Duoluoshan

CHINA

Tantalum

E.S.R. Electronics

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tantalum

Exotech Inc.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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 OF AMERICA

Tantalum

Guangdong Rising Rare Metals-EO Materials Ltd.

CHINA

Tantalum

Guangdong Zhiyuan New Material Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tantalum

Guizhou Zhenhua Xinyun Technology Ltd., Kaili branch

CHINA

Tantalum

H.C. Starck Co., Ltd.

THAILAND

Tantalum

H.C. Starck GmbH Laufenburg

GERMANY

Tantalum

H.C. Starck Hermsdorf GmbH

GERMANY

Tantalum

H.C. Starck Inc.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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

Hi-Temp Specialty Metals, Inc.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


 

Tantalum

Jiangxi Dinghai Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tantalum

Jiangxi Tuohong New Raw Material

CHINA

Tantalum

Jiujiang Janny New Material Co., Ltd.

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 OF AMERICA

Tantalum

King-Tan Tantalum Industry Ltd.

CHINA

Tantalum

LSM Brasil S.A.

BRAZIL

Tantalum

Metallurgical Products India Pvt., Ltd.

INDIA

Tantalum

Mineração 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

Plansee SE Liezen

AUSTRIA

Tantalum

Plansee SE Reutte

AUSTRIA

Tantalum

Power Resources Ltd.

MACEDONIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF

Tantalum

QuantumClean

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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 OF AMERICA

Tantalum

Tranzact, Inc.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tantalum

Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC

KAZAKHSTAN

Tantalum

XinXing HaoRong Electronic Material Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tantalum

Yichun Jin Yang Rare Metal Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tantalum

Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Group Co. Ltd

CHINA

Tin

Alpha

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tin

An Vinh Joint Stock Mineral Processing Company

VIET NAM

Tin

BML

INDONESIA

Tin

Chenzhou Yunxiang Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

Chifeng Dajingzi Tin Industry Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

China Tin Group Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

CIMSA, S.A.

SPAIN

Tin

CNMC (Guangxi) PGMA Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

Cooper Santa

BRAZIL

Tin

Cooperativa Metalurgica de Rondonia Ltda.

BRAZIL

Tin

CV Ayi Jaya

INDONESIA

Tin

CV Dua Sekawan

INDONESIA

Tin

CV Duta Putra Bangka

INDONESIA


 

Tin

CV Gita Pesona

INDONESIA

Tin

CV JusTindo

INDONESIA

Tin

CV Makmur Jaya

INDONESIA

Tin

CV Prima Timah Utama

INDONESIA

Tin

CV United Smelting

INDONESIA

Tin

CV Venus INTI perkasa

INDONESIA

Tin

Dongguan CiEXPO Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

Dowa

JAPAN

Tin

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

VIET NAM

Tin

Elmet S.L.U.

SPAIN

Tin

EM Vinto

BOLIVIA (PLURINATIONAL STATE OF)

Tin

Estanho de Rondonia S.A.

BRAZIL

Tin

Feinhütte Halsbrücke GmbH

GERMANY

Tin

Fenix Metals

POLAND

Tin

GALVA-METALL GmbH

GERMANY

Tin

Gejiu City Fuxiang Industry and Trade Co., Ltd.

CHINA

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 Yunxi Group Corp.

CHINA

Tin

Gejiu Yunxin Nonferrous Electrolysis Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

Gejiu Zili Mining And Metallurgy Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

Global Advanced Metals

AUSTRALIA

Tin

Gold Bell Group

CHINA

Tin

GUANG XI HUA XI CORP

CHINA

Tin

Guangdong Hanhe Non-Ferrous Metal Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

Guangxi Huaxi Group

CHINA

Tin

Guanyang Guida Nonferrous Metal Smelting Plant

CHINA

Tin

H. Kramer & Co.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tin

Hongqiao Metals (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

HuiChang Hill Tin Industry Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

Huichang Jinshunda Tin Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

Hunan Xianghualing Tin Co. ltd

CHINA

Tin

Jiangxi Ketai Advanced Material Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

Jiangxi New Nanshan Technology Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

JU TAI INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD.

CHINA

Tin

Linwu Xianggui Ore Smelting Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

Ma’anshan Weitai Tin Co., 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 OF AMERICA

Tin

Metallo Belgium N.V.

BELGIUM

Tin

Metallo Spain S.L.U.

SPAIN

Tin

Mineração Taboca S.A.

BRAZIL

Tin

Ming Li Jia smelt Metal Factory

CHINA

Tin

Minsur

PERU

Tin

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation

JAPAN

Tin

Modeltech Sdn Bhd

MALAYSIA

Tin

Nghe Tinh Non-Ferrous Metals Joint Stock Company

VIET NAM

Tin

Novosibirsk Processing Plant Ltd.

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Tin

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

THAILAND

Tin

O.M. Manufacturing Philippines, Inc.

PHILIPPINES

Tin

OMSA

BOLIVIA (PLURINATIONAL STATE OF)

Tin

Phoenix Metal Ltd.

RWANDA

Tin

Pongpipat Company Limited

MYANMAR

Tin

Precious Minerals and Smelting Limited

INDIA

Tin

PT Alam Lestari Kencana

INDONESIA

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 Babel Surya Alam Lestari

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Bangka Kudai Tin

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Bangka Prima Tin

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Bangka Putra Karya

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Bangka Serumpun

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Bangka Timah Utama Sejahtera

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Bangka Tin Industry

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Belitung Industri Sejahtera

INDONESIA

Tin

PT BilliTin Makmur Lestari

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Bukit Timah

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Cipta Persada Mulia

INDONESIA

Tin

PT DS Jaya Abadi

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Eunindo Usaha Mandiri

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Fang Di MulTindo

INDONESIA

Tin

PT HP Metals Indonesia

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Inti Stania Prima

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Justindo

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Karimun Mining

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Kijang Jaya Mandiri

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Koba Tin

INDONESIA


 

Tin

PT Lautan Harmonis Sejahtera

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Menara Cipta Mulia

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Mitra Stania Prima

INDONESIA

Tin

PT O.M. Indonesia

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Panca Mega Persada

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Pelat Timah Nusantara Tbk

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Premium Tin Indonesia

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Prima Timah Utama

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Rajawali Rimba Perkasa

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Rajehan Ariq

INDONESIA

Tin

PT REFINED BANGKA TIN

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Sariwiguna Binasentosa

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Seirama Tin Investment

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Stanindo Inti Perkasa

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Sukses Inti Makmur

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Sumber Jaya Indah

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Timah Nusantara

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Timah Tbk Kundur

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Timah Tbk Mentok

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Tinindo Inter Nusa

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Tirus Putra Mandiri

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Tommy Utama

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Wahana Perkit Jaya

INDONESIA

Tin

PT Yinchendo Mining Industry

INDONESIA

Tin

Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda.

BRAZIL

Tin

Rui Da Hung

TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA

Tin

Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.

MALAYSIA

Tin

Shang You Xin Mao Tin Company Ltd

CHINA

Tin

Shenmao Technology Inc.

TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA

Tin

Sizer Metals PTE

SINGAPORE

Tin

Soft Metais Ltda.

BRAZIL

Tin

Sun Surface Technology Co Ltd

CHINA

Tin

Super Ligas

BRAZIL

Tin

Thai Nguyen Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd.

VIET NAM

Tin

Thaisarco

THAILAND

Tin

Tianshui ling bo technology co., Ltd

CHINA

Tin

TIN PLATING GEJIU

CHINA

Tin

Tin Technology & Refining

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tin

Tuyen Quang Non-Ferrous Metals Joint Stock Company

VIET NAM

Tin

Univertical International (Suzhou) Co., Ltd

CHINA

Tin

VQB Mineral and Trading Group JSC

VIET NAM

Tin

White Solder Metalurgia e Mineração Ltda.

BRAZIL


 

Tin

Wu Xi Shi Yi Zheng Ji Xie She Bei Company

CHINA

Tin

Wuxi Lantronic Electronic Co Ltd

CHINA

Tin

Xianghualing Tin Minerals

CHINA

Tin

Yifeng Tin

CHINA

Tin

Yunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

Yunnan Chengo Electric Smelting Plant

CHINA

Tin

Yunnan Tin Company Limited

CHINA

Tin

Yunnan Yunfan Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

Zhongshan Jinye Smelting Co., Ltd

CHINA

Tin

Zhuhai Quanjia

CHINA

Tungsten

A.L.M.T. Corp.

JAPAN

Tungsten

ACL Metais Eireli

BRAZIL

Tungsten

Asia Tungsten Products Vietnam Ltd.

VIET NAM

Tungsten

Chenzhou Diamond Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

China Molybdenum Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Chongyi Zhangyuan Tungsten Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

CNMC (Guangxi) PGMA Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Dayu Jincheng Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Dayu Weiliang Tungsten Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Fry Steel Company

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tungsten

Fujian Ganmin RareMetal Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Fujian Jinxin Tungsten Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Ganxian Shirui New Material Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Ganzhou Haichuang Tungsten Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Ganzhou Huaxing Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Ganzhou Jiangwu Ferrotungsten Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Ganzhou Non-ferrous Metals Smelting Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Ganzhou Seadragon W & Mo Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Ganzhou Yatai Tungsten Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Global Tungsten & Powders Corp.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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

Hunan Litian Tungsten Industry 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 Dayu Longxintai Tungsten Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Jiangxi Gan Bei Tungsten Co., Ltd.

CHINA


 

Tungsten

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

CHINA

Tungsten

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

CHINA

Tungsten

Jiangxi Xinsheng Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Jiangxi Xiushui Xianggan Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Jiangxi Yaosheng Tungsten Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

JSC “Kirovgrad Hard Alloys Plant”

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Tungsten

Kennametal Fallon

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tungsten

Kennametal Huntsville

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tungsten

KGETS Co., Ltd.

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Tungsten

Lianyou Metals Co., Ltd.

TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA

Tungsten

Malipo Haiyu Tungsten Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Masan Tungsten Chemical LLC (MTC)

VIET NAM

Tungsten

Moliren Ltd.

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Tungsten

Niagara Refining LLC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tungsten

Nippon Tungsten (Shanghai) Commerce Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

Tungsten

Philippine Chuangxin Industrial Co., Inc.

PHILIPPINES

Tungsten

South-East Nonferrous Metal Company Limited of Hengyang City

CHINA

Tungsten

Tejing (Vietnam) Tungsten Co., Ltd.

VIET NAM

Tungsten

Unecha Refractory metals plant

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Tungsten

Vietnam Youngsun Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.

VIET NAM

Tungsten

Wolfram Bergbau und Hütten AG

AUSTRIA

Tungsten

Woltech Korea Co., Ltd.

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Tungsten

Xiamen Golden Egret Special Alloy Co. Ltd.

CHINA

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







We will continue to communicate our expectations and information reporting requirements to our direct suppliers. Over time, we anticipate that the amount of information available globally on the traceability and sourcing of these ores will increase and improve our knowledge. We will continue to make inquiries to our direct suppliers and undertake additional risk assessments when potentially relevant changes in facts or circumstances are identified.  We expect our suppliers to take similar measures with their suppliers to ensure alignment throughout the supply chain.