Conflict minerals - CMRT

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3TG Minerals

Conflict Minerals Example Enviropass

The US Dodd Frank regulation rules conflict minerals declarations of 3TG minerals (Tin, Tantalum Tungsten and Gold) originated from some mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


For reporting purposes and responsible mineral sourcing, Enviropass maintains a database of more than 2 500 of the most popular suppliers which fill in Conflict Minerals Reporting Templates (CMRT).




Enviropass :

  • Prepares your own CMRT statement based on information previously collected and accordingly with the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI).



Through its Deluxe services, Enviropass empowers you to control your Conflict Minerals file by:

  • Training you to the legal requirements.
  • Setting with you an internal procedure that will enable showing due diligence to third parties.
  • Teaching you the qualitative assessment of information gathered from suppliers.
  • Equipping you to generate and update your own annual declaration regarding Conflict Minerals.

Conflict Minerals Reporting

Conflict Minerals Slavery from the Mine to the Smelter
  • The US federal law called Dodd-Frank Act, gives the rules on Conflict Minerals in section 150.
  • The European Union has prepared a similar conflict minerals bill as the United States’ one, which enters into force on January 1st, 2021.
  • Conflict minerals include tin (Sn), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W) and gold (Au) (known as the 3TGs minerals) originating from areas of conflict such as in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or its neighboring countries (Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia).
  • Since March 31 2014, a company listed on Wall Street must annually declare the origin of these minerals when used in its production and in accordance with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).
  • If you are supplier of a US company governed by the rules of the SEC, then you will be asked for information on your 3TGs supply chain.
  • If you are a company that does business with a public US company under the SEC obligations, chances are that you will have to provide conflict minerals information.
  • No de minimis minimum threshold can exempt from the reporting obligation.
  • This law massively affects manufacturers of electronic products, because they almost always contain at least one 3TG.

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