Form SD VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS

May 31, 2019 9:06 AM

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM SD

SPECIALIZED DISCLOSURE REPORT

 

 

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

(Exact name of the registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   1-8606   23-2259884

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

1095 Avenue Of The Americas

New York, New York

  10036
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

 

Dana C. Kahney, Esq.           (212) 395-1000

(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:

 

Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2018.

 

 

 


Section 1 – Conflict Minerals Disclosure

Item 1.01    Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report

Verizon Communications Inc. has issued a Conflict Minerals Report for the period from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. A copy of the Conflict Minerals Report is filed herewith as Exhibit 1.01 and is available at http://www.verizon.com/about/investors/financial-reporting.

Item 1.02    Exhibit

See Item 2.01

Section 2 – Exhibits

Item 2.01    Exhibits

Exhibit 1.01 – Conflict Minerals Report as required by Items 1.01 and 1.02 of this Form.


SIGNATURE

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, thereunto duly authorized.

 

        Verizon Communications Inc.
        (Registrant)
Date:       May 31, 2019     /s/   Matthew D. Ellis
        Matthew D. Ellis
        Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 1.01

Verizon Communications Inc. Conflict Minerals Report for Calendar Year 2018

This is the Conflict Minerals Report (“CMR”) of Verizon Communications Inc. (“Verizon”, “Company” or “we”) for the reporting period covering January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 in accordance with Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Conflict Minerals Rule”) and Form SD.

Introduction

The Conflict Minerals Rule requires issuers to annually file a Form SD with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to disclose information regarding the use and origin of “Conflict Minerals” necessary for the functionality or production of products manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by such issuer. Under the Conflict Minerals Rule, “Conflict Minerals” currently include columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, and also their derivatives tantalum, tin and tungsten. We refer to gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten collectively as “3TG. The purpose of the Conflict Minerals Rule is to discover if covered issuers’ use of 3TG may have directly or indirectly financed or benefitted armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and its adjoining countries (the “DRC Region”).

This CMR describes how Verizon’s Conflict Minerals compliance program is designed, as well as what steps have been taken to implement the compliance program, conduct in good faith an investigation as to the country of origin of the minerals used in the Verizon products that are within the scope of the Conflict Minerals Rule, and perform due diligence on the source and chain of custody of such minerals (see “Product Description and Determination”).

This CMR is based on information available at the time of filing. This CMR may contain forward-looking statements regarding steps to be taken in the future as we improve our measures with respect to 3TG, and those statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. References to any website in this Form SD or CMR do not incorporate information from that website within this filing.

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 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 Conflict Minerals, (3) internal and external resource constraints, and (4) political and regulatory developments, whether in the DRC Region, 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 filing of this CMR. We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to publish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of filing of this CMR or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry

In accordance with the Conflict Minerals Rule, Verizon’s compliance process includes a “reasonable country of origin inquiry” (“RCOI) seeking the location of the smelter/refiner facilities used to refine or process the 3TG used in products that are within the scope of the Conflict


Minerals Rule. With respect to the products described in the “Product Description and Determination” section of this CMR (the “Covered Product”), Verizon requested that its relevant suppliers complete a Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (the “CMRT) to support the RCOI. The CMRT was developed by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (the “RMI,” see http://www.responsiblemineralsinitiative.org/) to assist companies in determining the smelter/refiner facilities contributing 3TG to their products. The CMRT requests information regarding the supplier’s own Conflict Minerals diligence policies, in addition to the identification of smelter/refiner facilities within the supply chain, and the country of origin of the 3TG used by such facilities. Verizon is a member of the RMI, and uses data available to RMI members to further assess the supplier’s CMRT response – see the section below titled “Identifying and Assessing Risks”.

Verizon’s Compliance Framework

In addition to Verizon’s compliance with the due diligence required by the Conflict Minerals Rule, Verizon has adopted a five-step framework recommended by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in its Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas and accompanying Supplements (the “OECD Guidance”) as applicable for “downstream companies” (as defined in the OECD Guidance), such as Verizon. The OECD Guidance includes the following steps that downstream companies should include in their Conflict Minerals compliance program:

 

   

Establish Strong Company Management Systems

 

   

Identify and Assess Risk in the Supply Chain

 

   

Design and Implement a Strategy to Respond to Risks

 

   

Audit Third-Party Supply Chain Due Diligence

 

   

Publicly Report Supply Chain Due Diligence

ESTABLISHMENT OF STRONG COMPANY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Verizon has taken the following steps to strengthen its company management systems with respect to Conflict Minerals matters:

• Instituted a Conflict Minerals Policy. Our Conflict Minerals policy communicates Verizon’s perspective regarding the use of Conflict Minerals, our support of certain cross-industry efforts to address them, and our intent to avoid sourcing 3TG that directly or indirectly benefit non-state armed groups. Our Supplier Code of Conduct incorporates the supplier-facing requirements of our Conflict Minerals policy, including the need for suppliers to assist us with any required RCOI investigations, and the requirement that suppliers of applicable products complete a CMRT to support our Conflict Minerals due diligence programs. Our Conflict Minerals policy can be found on the web at: https://www.verizon.com/about/our-company/company-policies/conflict-mineral.

• Created a Team of Appropriate Personnel to Support Conflict Minerals Due Diligence. We assembled an internal team to support our compliance plan. The team includes representatives from our Legal, Sustainability, Global Corporate Citizenship, Supply Chain, and External Communications functions, as well as the appropriate Sourcing teams responsible for managing relevant supplier relationships. Team members periodically review the goals for our Conflict Minerals compliance program, with Legal, Sourcing and Supply Chain teams taking primary responsibility for supplier-facing diligence and compliance measures.


• Established a System of Controls and Transparency over the Mineral Supply Chain. Because Verizon does not typically contract to manufacture the products associated with our business, much of our visibility into the mineral supply chain must necessarily come via our suppliers. Verizon has inserted a detailed set of contractual provisions in its supply contracts for products within the scope of Verizon’s reporting obligations under the Conflict Minerals Rule. The provisions require the supplier to establish processes consistent with the Conflict Minerals Rule and the OECD Framework in order to determine the facilities from which the 3TG originates. The contract provisions also require the supplier’s periodic engagement with Verizon with respect to Conflict Minerals due diligence and the supplier’s completion of a CMRT for review by Verizon.

The contractual provisions described above are detailed and collaborative, requiring periodic meetings and resource dedication to assure that due diligence proceeds throughout each reporting period. The collaborative nature of the provisions is designed to strengthen engagement with our suppliers in accordance with the OECD Framework. The contractual provisions are separate and in addition to the Conflict Minerals-related obligations incorporated by reference within our Supplier Code of Conduct from our Conflict Minerals policy.

• Provided a Company-level Grievance Mechanism. In accordance with our public Supplier Code of Conduct, issues with respect to Conflict Minerals can be reported at any time to our Office of Ethics and Business Conduct through the VZ Compliance Guideline at 844-VZGUIDE (844.894.8433) (within the U.S.), (+)800.0.624.0007 (outside the U.S.), or online at www.verizonguideline.com.

IDENTIFYING AND ASSESSING RISKS

We use the CMRT for data collection in connection with our RCOI. The contractual provisions referred to above provide a schedule for the supplier’s delivery of the CMRT first in draft and then final form, allowing additional time to address any ‘red flags’ as required by the Conflict Minerals Rule. Typically, the CMRT reflects the list of smelter/refiner facilities known by the supplier, or reported to our direct supplier by its own sub-tier suppliers, that contribute 3TG contained in the product to which the CMRT relates.

To assist in determining whether due diligence is necessary, Verizon compares the list of smelter/refiner facilities disclosed by our suppliers with available information about the regions from which those facilities source 3TG. As a RMI member, Verizon has access to minerals sourcing information for smelter/refiner facilities known to the RMI’s assessment program, called the “Responsible Minerals Assurance Process.” Where some of the smelter/refiner facilities disclosed by our suppliers are indicated by the RMI’s country of origin data to source 3TG from the DRC Region, or Verizon otherwise has a reason to believe based on the RCOI that 3TG in our suppliers’ products may have come from the DRC Region, Verizon will exercise due diligence on the source and chain of custody of the 3TG within the affected Verizon products.

Due Diligence

Verizon designed its due diligence framework to conform, in all material respects, with the OECD Guidance as applicable for “downstream companies” (as defined in the OECD Framework), taking into account Verizon’s position in the 3TG supply chain and the fact that Verizon does not typically contract to manufacture the products associated with its business, and typically has limited engagement with suppliers beyond its direct suppliers.


Verizon’s due diligence framework and actions are described below in the sections titled “Responding to Identified Risks” and “Auditing Supply Chain Due Diligence.”

RESPONDING TO IDENTIFIED RISKS

In addition to instituting a Conflict Minerals Policy, we have implemented a risk management process to respond to identified risks, actively involving the applicable direct supplier where necessary to increase commercial leverage on upstream suppliers.

The risk management process largely relies on suppliers’ CMRT submissions. We compare CMRT responses to data provided by the RMI to determine whether the smelter/refiner facilities disclosed by our suppliers have engaged in the RMI’s Responsible Minerals Assurance Process. Where smelter/refiner facilities are not indicated to be “conformant” (indicating that the smelter/refiner conforms to the RMI’s Responsible Minerals Assurance Process assessment protocols) or “complete pending audit” (indicating that those smelters/refiners that are currently enrolled in the RMI’s assessment program but have not undergone an on-site audit for the applicable compliance period, and while these smelters/refiners have sent in certain required information to show their full sourcing information, the information provided has not been validated by a third party auditor) within the RMI’s assessment program, we engage our suppliers for further information and to cooperate on measures to mitigate identified risks. This will typically involve written communication sent by our direct suppliers, or by Verizon, to selected upstream suppliers, asking them to consider redirecting their minerals sourcing toward smelter/refiner facilities that are either RMI-conformant, are “complete pending audit” within the RMI program, or have indicated to be undertaking corrective action within the RMI program.

We consider whether additional risk mitigation steps are necessary, such as disengaging or suspending trade with our supplier. We did not view any suspension or disengagement necessary in 2018, largely due to the high level of cooperation from our suppliers.

We brief senior management on the results of our risk assessment and mitigation activities.

AUDITING SUPPLY CHAIN DUE DILIGENCE

Because we do not have a direct relationship with any smelter/refiner facilities for minerals contained in our products, we are unable to conduct audits of these entities. Instead, as recommended by the OECD Framework, we participate in industry initiatives for the development and implementation of a smelter/refiner audit program through our membership in the RMI, which administers the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process, which includes an audit.

PUBLICALLY REPORTING ON SUPPLY CHAIN DUE DILIGENCE

Our Form SD and CMR for 2018 are publicly available on Verizon’s website at http://www.verizon.com/about/investors/financial-reporting.


Due Diligence Performed and Results

Verizon determined as a result of its RCOI conducted in 2018 that some of the included smelter/refiner facilities that were disclosed may have sourced 3TG from within the DRC Region. Verizon accessed data about those smelter/refiner facilities disclosed to us that have engaged with the RMI to undergo an independent audit of the measures those smelter/refiner facilities have in place to assure that they are sourcing only conflict-free 3TG. We further analyzed the CMRT responses from each of our suppliers to determine which of the smelter/refiner facilities disclosed by our suppliers were indicated to be “conformant” under the RMI’s assessment program. Where smelter/refiner facilities were not listed as conformant with the RMI’s assessment protocols or were not listed as “complete pending audit” within the RMI’s assessment program, we engaged our suppliers for further information and a strategy to manage and mitigate identified risks. Each of our direct suppliers reviewed CMRT disclosures from second-tier suppliers to identify which second-tier suppliers were sourcing 3TG from smelter/refiner facilities that were not RMI-conformant smelter/refiner facilities, nor “complete pending audit”.

Due to our downstream position in the supply chain, we believe that seeking information about 3TG smelter/refiner facilities in our supply chain and otherwise participating in the RMI’s assessment program as described represents a reasonable effort to determine the mines or locations of origin of 3TG in our supply chain. One of our suppliers indicated in its CMRT response that its smelter/refiner facility data reflected information about all Verizon products it supplied, not solely the Covered Product.

As a result of the due diligence described above, we identified, based on data we received from our suppliers, 264 unique smelter/refiner facilities contributing 3TG contained in our Covered Product for 2018.

Based on data we received from our suppliers, we believe that the smelter/refiner facilities listed (with their geographic location) on Annex I may have contributed 3TG to our Covered Product.

Of the 264 smelter/refiner facilities identified, 252 were included on the RMI’s list of conformant smelters/refiners as of March 2019. Of the remaining 12 smelter/refiner facilities identified, four were on the list of smelter/refiner facilities that were “active” within the RMI’s audit program, but not yet confirmed as conformant. Based on data we have access to as members of the RMI regarding conformant smelter/refiner facilities, we believe that the 3TG used in our Covered Product from those smelter/refiner facilities may have come from the countries listed on Annex II or from recycled or scrap materials. Certain of the RMI-conformant smelter/refiner facilities have not disclosed their sourcing locations to the RMI, so additional countries may have contributed 3TG to those facilities.

Consistent with our Conflict Minerals Policy, which encourages the responsible sourcing of minerals from within the DRC Region, 9 RMI-conformant facilities disclosed to the RMI that they sourced from within the DRC Region and an additional 11 RMI-conformant facilities disclosed to the RMI that they sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo itself. 17 conformant smelters/refiners that did not directly source from the Democratic Republic of Congo disclosed to the RMI that they indirectly sourced from other conformant smelters within the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Steps Taken Or To Be Taken In 2019 To Mitigate Risk And Improve Due Diligence:

Throughout 2019, Verizon and its suppliers will follow up on the communication steps described in “RESPONDING TO IDENTIFIED RISKS” and will assess alternative sources of 3TG where improvement is not shown.

In 2019, we will continue to do the following:

 

   

Engage with suppliers to gain better visibility into our 3TG supply chains, and encourage the further adoption of the CMRT;

 

   

Be an active member of the RMI; and

 

   

Work with direct suppliers and engage with our supply chain to increase the quality of the data provided to us.

In addition, as smelter/refiner auditing regimes mature, we will refine and improve contractual provisions that direct suppliers to prefer sources from smelter/refiner facilities that are listed as certified by the RMI.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION AND DETERMINATION

The due diligence measures set forth above were undertaken with respect to suppliers of the product that Verizon contracts to manufacture listed below. After taking those due diligence measures, we are not able to determine whether, for all of the 3TG smelter/refiner facilities used in our supply chain, those smelter/refiner facilities sourced 3TG from the DRC Region and, if so, whether that 3TG was sourced from recycled, scrap, or other conflict-free sources.

 

   

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Annex I

 

Metal

  

Smelter

  

Country

Gold

   Abington Reldan Metals, LLC    United States of America

Gold

   Advanced Chemical Company    United States of America

Gold

   Western Australian Mint (T/a The Perth Mint)    Australia

Gold

   Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.    Japan

Gold

   Al Etihad Gold LLC    United Arab Emirates

Gold

   Allgemeine Gold-und Silberscheideanstalt A.G.    Germany

Gold

   Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex (AMMC)    Uzbekistan

Gold

   Asahi Pretec Corp.    Japan

Gold

   AngloGold Ashanti Corrego do Sitio Mineracao    Brazil

Gold

   Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Co., Ltd.    China

Gold

   Argor-Heraeus S.A.    Switzerland

Gold

   Asahi Refining Canada Ltd.    Canada

Gold

   Asahi Refining USA Inc.    United States of America

Gold

   Asaka Riken Co., Ltd.    Japan

Gold

   AU Traders and Refiners    South Africa

Gold

   Aurubis AG    Germany

Gold

   Bangalore Refinery    India

Gold

   Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines)    Philippines

Gold

   Boliden AB    Sweden

Gold

   C. Hafner GmbH + Co. KG    Germany

Gold

   CCR Refinery - Glencore Canada Corporation    Canada

Gold

   Cendres + Metaux S.A.    Switzerland

Gold

   Chimet S.p.A.    Italy

Gold

   Zhongyuan Gold Smelter of Zhongjin Gold Corporation    China

Gold

   The Refinery of Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd.    China

Gold

   Chugai Mining    Japan

Gold

   Daejin Indus Co., Ltd.    Korea, Republic of

Gold

   Daye Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Ltd.    China

Gold

   DSC (Do Sung Corporation)    Korea, Republic of

Gold

   DODUCO Contacts and Refining GmbH    Germany

Gold

   Dowa    Japan

Gold

   Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd.    Japan

Gold

   Emirates Gold DMCC    United Arab Emirates

Gold

   Moscow Special Alloys Processing Plant    Russian Federation

Gold

   OJSC Novosibirsk Refinery    Russian Federation

Gold

   Gold Refinery of Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd.    China

Gold

   Geib Refining Corporation    United States of America

Gold

   HeeSung Metal Ltd.    Korea, Republic of

Gold

   Heimerle + Meule GmbH    Germany

Gold

   Heraeus Metals Hong Kong Ltd.    China


Metal

  

Smelter

  

Country

Gold

   Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG    Germany

Gold

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

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

   JSC Uralelectromed    Russian Federation

Gold

   JX Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd.    Japan

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 Zinc Co., Ltd.    Korea, Republic of

Gold

   Kyrgyzaltyn JSC    Kyrgyzstan

Gold

   Lingbao Gold Co., Ltd.    China

Gold

   L’Orfebre S.A.    Andorra

Gold

   LS-NIKKO Copper Inc.    Korea, Republic of

Gold

   Marsam Metals    Brazil

Gold

   Materion    United States of America

Gold

   Matsuda Sangyo Co., Ltd.    Japan

Gold

   Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.    Japan

Gold

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

Gold

   Umicore S.A. Business Unit Precious Metals Refining    Belgium

Gold

   Metalor Technologies S.A.    Switzerland

Gold

   Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd.    China

Gold

   Metalor Technologies (Singapore) Pte., Ltd.    Singapore

Gold

   Metalor Technologies (Suzhou) Ltd.    China

Gold

   Metalor USA Refining Corporation    United States of America

Gold

   Mitsubishi Materials Corporation    Japan

Gold

   Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd.    Japan

Gold

   MMTC-PAMP India Pvt., Ltd.    India

Gold

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

Gold

   Nihon Material Co., Ltd.    Japan

Gold

   Ogussa Osterreichische Gold- und Silber-Scheideanstalt GmbH    Austria

Gold

   Ohura Precious Metal Industry Co., Ltd.    Japan

Gold

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

Gold

   PAMP S.A.    Switzerland

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 Precinox S.A.    Switzerland


Metal

  

Smelter

  

Country

Gold

   Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd.    South Africa

Gold

   Refinery of Seemine Gold Co., Ltd.    China

Gold

   Remondis Argentia B.V.    Netherlands

Gold

   Republic Metals Corporation    United States of America

Gold

   Royal Canadian Mint    Canada

Gold

   SAAMP    France

Gold

   Safimet S.p.A    Italy

Gold

   Samduck Precious Metals    Korea, Republic of

Gold

   SAXONIA Edelmetalle GmbH    Germany

Gold

   SEMPSA Joyeria Plateria S.A.    Spain

Gold

   Shandong Zhaojin Gold & Silver Refinery Co., Ltd.    China

Gold

   Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.    Japan

Gold

   SOE Shyolkovsky Factory of Secondary Precious Metals    Russian Federation

Gold

   Sichuan Tianze Precious Metals Co., Ltd.    China

Gold

   Singway Technology Co., Ltd.    Taiwan, Province Of China

Gold

   Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp.    Taiwan, Province Of China

Gold

   SungEel HiMetal Co., Ltd.    Korea, Republic of

Gold

   T.C.A S.p.A    Italy

Gold

   Tokuriki Honten Co., Ltd.    Japan

Gold

   Torecom    Korea, Republic of

Gold

   Umicore Brasil Ltda.    Brazil

Gold

   Umicore Precious Metals Thailand    Thailand

Gold

   United Precious Metal Refining, Inc.    United States of America

Gold

   Valcambi S.A.    Switzerland

Gold

   WIELAND Edelmetalle GmbH    Germany

Gold

   Yamakin Co., Ltd.    Japan

Gold

   Yokohama Metal Co., Ltd.    Japan

Tantalum

   Asaka Riken Co., Ltd.    Japan

Tantalum

   Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd.    China

Tantalum

   Guangdong Rising Rare Metals-EO Materials Ltd.    China

Tantalum

   D Block Metals, LLC    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 Zhiyuan New Material Co., Ltd.    China

Tantalum

   H.C. Starck Co., Ltd.    Thailand

Tantalum

   H.C. Starck Hermsdorf GmbH    Germany

Tantalum

   H.C. Starck Inc.    United States of America

Tantalum

   H.C. Starck Ltd.    Japan


Metal

  

Smelter

  

Country

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

   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

   LSM Brasil S.A.    Brazil

Tantalum

   Metallurgical Products India Pvt., Ltd.    India

Tantalum

   Mineracao Taboca S.A.    Brazil

Tantalum

   Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd.    Japan

Tantalum

   NPM Silmet AS    Estonia

Tantalum

   Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd.    China

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

   Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC    Kazakhstan

Tantalum

   XinXing HaoRong Electronic Material Co., Ltd.    China

Tin

   Alpha    United States of America

Tin

   PT Bukit Timah    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Refined Bangka Tin    Indonesia

Tin

   Yunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd.    China

Tin

   Chenzhou Yunxiang Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd.    China

Tin

   Chifeng Dajingzi Tin Industry Co., Ltd.    China

Tin

   Jiangxi Ketai Advanced Material Co., Ltd.    China

Tin

   China Tin Group Co., Ltd.    China

Tin

   Yunnan Tin Company Limited    China

Tin

   CNMC (Guangxi) PGMA Co., Ltd.    China

Tin

   CV Ayi Jaya    Indonesia

Tin

   CV Dua Sekawan    Indonesia

Tin

   CV Gita Pesona    Indonesia


Metal

  

Smelter

  

Country

Tin

   PT Aries Kencana Sejahtera    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Premium Tin Indonesia    Indonesia

Tin

   CV Tiga Sekawan    Indonesia

Tin

   CV United Smelting    Indonesia

Tin

   CV Venus Inti Perkasa    Indonesia

Tin

   Dowa    Japan

Tin

   EM Vinto    Bolivia (Plurinational State Of)

Tin

   Fenix Metals    Poland

Tin

   Minsur    Peru

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 Yunxin Nonferrous Electrolysis Co., Ltd.    China

Tin

   Gejiu Zili Mining And Metallurgy Co., Ltd.    China

Tin

   Guangdong Hanhe Non-Ferrous Metal Co., Ltd.    China

Tin

   Guanyang Guida Nonferrous Metal Smelting Plant    China

Tin

   HuiChang Hill Tin Industry Co., Ltd.    China

Tin

   Huichang Jinshunda Tin Co., Ltd.    China

Tin

   PT Timah (Persero) Tbk Mentok    Indonesia

Tin

   Jiangxi New Nanshan Technology Ltd.    China

Tin

   PT Timah (Persero) Tbk Kundur    Indonesia

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

   Mineracao Taboca S.A.    Brazil

Tin

   Mitsubishi Materials Corporation    Japan

Tin

   Modeltech Sdn Bhd    Malaysia

Tin

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

Tin

   O.M. Manufacturing Philippines, Inc.    Philippines

Tin

   Operaciones Metalurgical S.A.    Bolivia (Plurinational State Of)

Tin

   PT Artha Cipta Langgeng    Indonesia

Tin

   PT ATD Makmur Mandiri Jaya    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Babel Inti Perkasa    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Bangka Prima Tin    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Bangka Serumpun    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Bangka Tin Industry    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Belitung Industri Sejahtera    Indonesia

Tin

   PT DS Jaya Abadi    Indonesia


Metal

  

Smelter

  

Country

Tin

   PT Eunindo Usaha Mandiri    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Inti Stania Prima    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Karimun Mining    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Kijang Jaya Mandiri    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Lautan Harmonis Sejahtera    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Menara Cipta Mulia    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Mitra Stania Prima    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Panca Mega Persada    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Prima Timah Utama    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Sariwiguna Binasentosa    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Stanindo Inti Perkasa    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Sukses Inti Makmur    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Sumber Jaya Indah    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Tinindo Inter Nusa    Indonesia

Tin

   PT Tommy Utama    Indonesia

Tin

   Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda.    Brazil

Tin

   Rui Da Hung    Taiwan, Province Of China

Tin

   Soft Metais Ltda.    Brazil

Tin

   Thaisarco    Thailand

Tin

   White Solder Metalurgia e Mineracao Ltda.    Brazil

Tungsten

   A.L.M.T. TUNGSTEN Corp.    Japan

Tungsten

   ACL Metais Eireli    Brazil

Tungsten

   Asia Tungsten Products Vietnam Ltd.    Viet Nam

Tungsten

   Kennametal Huntsville    United States of America

Tungsten

   Guangdong Xianglu Tungsten Co., Ltd.    China

Tungsten

   Chenzhou Diamond Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.    China

Tungsten

   Ganzhou Huaxing Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.    China

Tungsten

   Chongyi Zhangyuan Tungsten Co., Ltd.    China

Tungsten

   Fujian Jinxin Tungsten Co., Ltd.    China

Tungsten

   Ganzhou Haichuang Tungsten Co., Ltd.    China

Tungsten

   Ganzhou Jiangwu Ferrotungsten Co., Ltd.    China

Tungsten

   Ganzhou Seadragon W & Mo Co., Ltd.    China

Tungsten

   Global Tungsten & Powders Corp.    United States of America

Tungsten

   H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co. KG    Germany

Tungsten

   H.C. Starck Tungsten GmbH    Germany

Tungsten

   Hunan Chunchang Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.    China

Tungsten

   Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd.    China

Tungsten

   Hunan Chuangda Vanadium Tungsten Co., Ltd. Wuji    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 Gan Bei Tungsten Co., Ltd.    China


Metal

  

Smelter

  

Country

Tungsten

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

Tungsten

   Jiangxi Xinsheng Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.    China

Tungsten

   Jiangxi Yaosheng Tungsten Co., Ltd.    China

Tungsten

   Kennametal Fallon    United States of America

Tungsten

   Malipo Haiyu Tungsten Co., Ltd.    China

Tungsten

   Moliren Ltd.    Russian Federation

Tungsten

   Niagara Refining LLC    United States of America

Tungsten

   Nui Phao H.C. Starck Tungsten Chemicals Manufacturing LLC    Viet Nam

Tungsten

   Philippine Chuangxin Industrial Co., Inc.    Philippines

Tungsten

   Xinhai Rendan Shaoguan Tungsten Co., Ltd.    China

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

   Wolfram Bergbau und Hutten AG    Austria

Tungsten

   Woltech Korea Co., Ltd.    Korea, Republic of

Tungsten

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

Tungsten

   Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd.    China

Tungsten

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


Annex II

 

Andorra

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Brazil

Canada

Chile

China

Estonia

France

Germany

India

Indonesia

Italy

Japan

Kazakhstan

Korea, Republic of

Kyrgyzstan

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

Malaysia

Mexico

Netherlands

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Russian Federation

Singapore

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan, Province of China

Thailand

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

United States of America

Uzbekistan

Viet Nam

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