AIAG Conflict Minerals Reporting

AIAG Conflict Minerals Reporting

The term "conflict minerals" is used to describe certain minerals such as gold, wolframite, casserite, columbite-tantalite and their derivative metals, which include tin, tungsten, tantalum and any other compounds designated by the U.S. Secretary of State that are sourced from mines under the control of violent forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or the surrounding countries. Tantalum, tin, tungsten, gold and their derivatives are used in numerous automotive components with various applications. 

New U.S. legislation requires all publicly traded manufacturing companies to report annually to the SEC whether they use conflict minerals that are "necessary to the functionality or production" of a product that they either manufacture, or contract to be manufactured. The intention is to cut the funding to armed groups that commit violent human rights violations in eastern DRC.

Find out more about AIAG's position and tools.

Content from this campaign

New AIAG Tools Designed To Help Automotive Companies
Southfield, Mich., August 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – AIAG, a not-for-profit, member-supported organization focused on collaboration with a wide range of manufacturing companies and service providers, today announced that it has published a pair of case studies to help illustrate how automotive companies are managing the complex conflict minerals...
Aug 15, 2013 12:45 PM ET
Global Advanced Metals (GAM) Becomes Member of AIAG
Waltham, MA and Southfield, MI, June 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd (GAM), a leading and socially responsible producer of tantalum, has joined the AIAG, a not-for-profit, member-supported organization that helps automotive companies operate at peak performance. GAM is one of the world’s premier suppliers of conflict free tantalum, which is an important material component...
Jun 18, 2013 2:00 PM ET
D. Richard McDonald of Dykema Discusses Conflict Minerals Legislative Overview
Hear D. Richard McDonald, Dykema, discuss Conflict Minerals Legislative Overview at AIAG's "Conflict Minerals, An Industry Briefing" held on September 27, 2012 Visit for the full presentation, and read more about AIAG's Conflict Minerals work group at...
May 30, 2013 1:10 PM ET
Jean-Paul Meutcheho Discusses Tracing Country of Origin for Conflict Minerals Reporting
Hear Jean-Paul Meutcheho, Ford Motor Co., discuss tracing country of origin, OEM/Tier 1 perspective, at AIAG's "Conflict Minerals, An Industry Briefing" held on September 27, 2012. ...
May 17, 2013 12:00 PM ET
Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) Program Update
AIAG’s continued participation in the Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) program developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) provides several benefits to member companies: Provides downstream customers with verified information about the smelter’s/refiner’s sourcing activities; Helps smelters/refiners...
Mar 13, 2013 2:00 PM ET