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.

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New Draft Letter Helps AIAG Members Comply with Conflict Minerals Rule
AIAG’s conflict minerals work group, which includes representatives from the OEMs and Tier One suppliers, is working on strategies to help member companies effectively meet the requirements of the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule. To comply with the rule’s reporting requirements, each manufacturer in the supply chain must request information from their direct suppliers. In turn, these...
Mar 12, 2013 2:00 PM ET
Auto Industry Collaboration Key To Addressing Conflict Minerals Challenge
October 22, 2012— Many companies, and entire industries, are still coming to terms with how they will find, and report on, the presence of “conflict minerals” in their products and supply chains. Due to recently finalized rules from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), hundreds of thousands of companies in numerous industries will need to...
Oct 26, 2012 2:30 PM ET
Automotive Industry Accelerates Conflict Minerals Transparency Efforts with New Reporting Tool
(3BL Media) Southfield, MI - September 06, 2012 - AIAG and iPoint today announced that a working group with representatives from two dozen AIAG member companies — including automotive industry OEMs and suppliers such as Bosch, Chrysler Group, Ford, and Honda — collaborated at AIAG on the development of the iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform (iPCMP)...
Sep 6, 2012 7:15 PM ET
Take Action to Determine Parts/ Assemblies Incorporating Conflict Minerals or Their Derivatives
A new law — Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, H.R. 4173 — imposes reporting requirements relating to conflict minerals. Specifically, Section 1502 imposes Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting requirements upon manufacturers if their products contain metals derived from minerals including columbite-tantalite (coltan, niobium, tantalum), cassiterite (tin), gold,...
May 20, 2011 1:00 PM ET
SEC Conflict Mineral Filing Requirement Affects Automotive Suppliers
(3BL Media) Southfield, MI - May 16, 2011 - AIAG, a not-for-profit, member-supported organization focused on collaboration with a wide range of manufacturing companies and service providers is hosting a webinar on May 20. The session will educate and prepare suppliers for reporting that will enable compliance with provisions of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the...
May 16, 2011 1:00 PM ET