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Conflict Minerals Regulatory Compliance

Regulations regarding conflict minerals–gold, tantalum, tin, tungsten and their alloys–require companies to report the source of those minerals and that due diligence has been conducted in verifying said source.

Conflict Minerals


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Understanding Conflict Minerals

Conflict minerals are those used in consumer products and produced in regions of ongoing armed conflict. Conflict minerals regulations were enacted in response to these conflicts to prevent armed groups from funding their operations through the sale of minerals.

Under conflict minerals regulations, importers of these minerals must carry out due diligence on their supply chain, confirming where the minerals and metals they import have been processed and that they have been processed responsibly.

What are Conflict Minerals?

Conflict Minerals include gold, tantalum, tin, tungsten and their alloys

Risks of Non-Compliance

  • Possibly funding the operations of armed groups through the purchase of these minerals.
  • Likely perpetuation of violations of a wide range of human rights abuses (working conditions, child labour, etc.).
  • In addition to any legal administrative sanctions/penalties stemming from non-compliance, there may also be damaging consequences to the organization’s reputation, its brand, sales and profitability.

Conflict Minerals Reporting Requirements

Importers of conflict minerals must carry out due diligence on their supply chain.

Due Diligence in the Supply Chain

Monitoring where the minerals and metals they import have been mined and if they have been processed responsibly.

Our Regulatory Coverage of

Conflicts Minerals

C2P’s conflict mineral regulatory content is historically comprehensive, including coverage of the EU, USA and China, with a strong QA process to ensure quality, consistency and accuracy. 

EU Conflict Minerals Regulations

  • European Union (EU): Regulation (EU) 2017/821 laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas

Conflict Minerals Laws in the US

  • United States (US): Financial Reform and Congo Conflict Minerals Reporting, House Bill 4173 Enacted, 2010

Conflict Minerals Guidelines in China

  • Due Diligence for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, Guidelines, December 2015

Compliance & Risks Conflict Mineral Compliance Solution

C2P is historically comprehensive with a robust QA process to ensure quality, consistency and accuracy.

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