Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals · January 01, 2021
The European Union published on May 19th, 2017 the Conflict Minerals ban regulation # 2017/821. Similar to the US Dodd-Frank act and according to article 1(1), the idea is to ‘’curtail opportunities for armed groups and security forces to trade tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold.’’ Due diligence obligations apply to upstream companies (i.e. mining companies, raw material traders, smelters and refiners) as well as downstream companies that import metal-stage products. This...
Conflict Minerals · April 26, 2019
The Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) version 5.12 was released on April 26th, 2019 with the following changes: Correction of various oversights from the previous 5.11 version; and Smelters lists update. Please find this new version here to prepare your own reporting before the end of May. Details on Conflict Mineral reporting are available here. Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.