Washington, D.C. 20549


Form SD

Specialized Disclosure Report


Merck & Co., Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)


New Jersey 1-6571
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)


126 East Lincoln Avenue, Rahway, NJ 07065
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Jennifer Zachary
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
(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:


x Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2023.


¨ Rule 13q-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13q-1) for the fiscal year ended ___







Section 1 - Conflict Minerals Disclosure


Items 1.01 and 1.02 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report, Exhibit Conflict Minerals Disclosure


A copy of Merck & Co., Inc.’s (“Merck’s” or the “Company’s”) Conflict Minerals Report for the reporting period from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 is filed as Exhibit 1.01 hereto and is publicly available at:


https://www.merck.com/company-overview/responsibility/transparency-disclosures/ 1


Section 2 – Resource Extraction Issuer Disclosure


Item 2.01 Resource Extraction Issuer Disclosure and Report


Not applicable.


Section 3 – Exhibits


Item 3.01 Exhibits


Exhibit 1.01 – Conflict Minerals Report for the reporting period January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023.


1 The reference to Merck’s website is provided for convenience only, and its contents are not incorporated by reference into this Form SD and the Conflict Minerals Report nor deemed filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.




This Specialized Disclosure Report on Form SD and the Conflict Minerals Report filed as an exhibit hereto may contain so-called “forward-looking statements,” all of which are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in the statements. One can identify these forward-looking statements by their use of words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “will,” “estimates,” “forecasts,” “projects” and other words of similar meaning. One can also identify them by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements include, for example, statements about our expectations, intentions and plans to improve our due diligence and risk mitigation strategies related to any Conflict Minerals used in our manufacture or contract to manufacture activities. One must carefully consider any such statement and should understand that many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s forward-looking statements. These factors include inaccurate assumptions and a broad variety of other risks and uncertainties, including some that are known and some that are not. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially.





The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement. One should carefully evaluate such statements in light of factors, including risk factors, described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, especially on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. In Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, as filed on February 26, 2024, the Company discusses in more detail various important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from expected or historic results. The Company notes these factors for investors as permitted by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. One should understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors. Consequently, the reader should not consider any such list to be a complete statement of all potential risks or uncertainties.









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 duly authorized undersigned.

    MERCK & CO., INC.
Dated: May 28, 2024 By: /s/ Richard Robert De Luca
  Name: Richard Robert De Luca
  Title: Executive Vice President
    Merck Animal Health Division




Exhibit 1.01


Part I: Introduction

This document constitutes Merck & Co., Inc.’s Conflict Minerals Report (the “Report” or “CMR”) for the year ended December 31, 2023. We have prepared this Report and are issuing it in accordance with the requirements of Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and in connection with Merck & Co., Inc.’s disclosure filed on the specialized disclosure form (“Form SD”). Any references to “Merck,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Merck & Co., Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has issued rules implementing the “Conflict Minerals” disclosure requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “SEC Conflict Minerals Reporting Rule” or the “Rule”). If an SEC registrant manufactures (or contracts to have manufactured) products containing columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite or their derivatives, which are limited to tantalum, tin and tungsten (collectively, “3TG” or “Conflict Minerals”), and the 3TG is necessary to such products’ functionality or production, the Rule requires that registrant to undertake a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (“RCOI”).

If, as a result of the RCOI, the Company knows or has reason to believe that any 3TG contained in such products originated in the Democratic Republic of Congo or an adjoining country as defined in the Rule (the “Covered Countries”), and is not from recycled or scrap sources, the registrant must exercise due diligence on the source and chain of custody of such minerals. Specifically, registrants must determine whether: (a) any 3TG that is necessary to the functionality or production of a product manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by the registrant originated in the Covered Countries; and (b) any such 3TG directly or indirectly financed or benefitted armed groups in the Covered Countries.


Merck is a global health care company that delivers innovative health solutions through its prescription medicines, including biologic therapies, vaccines and animal health products. The Company’s operations are principally managed on a product basis and include two operating segments, Pharmaceutical and Animal Health segments, both of which are reportable segments.

The Pharmaceutical segment includes human health pharmaceutical and vaccine products. Human health pharmaceutical products consist of therapeutic and preventive agents, generally sold by prescription, for the treatment of human disorders. The Company sells these human health pharmaceutical products primarily to drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and managed health care providers such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers and other institutions. Human health vaccine products consist of preventive pediatric, adolescent and adult vaccines. The Company sells these human health vaccines primarily to physicians, wholesalers, physician distributors and government entities.





The Animal Health segment discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of veterinary pharmaceutical and vaccine products, as well as health management solutions and services, for the prevention, treatment and control of disease in all major livestock and companion animal species. The Animal Health segment also offers an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability, and monitoring products. These technology products (collectively referred to as Technology Solutions (“TS”) products) are designed to improve the quality of life of animals, protect the human food chain, and assist in aquaculture conservation efforts. The Company sells TS products to veterinarians, distributors, farmers and pet owners. TS’s suite of products is largely digital, meaning that such products involve a greater potential use of 3TG.

Merck has thousands of direct material suppliers and an extensive internal and external network of manufacturing sites around the world. Given the size and complexity of Merck’s supply chain, Merck is several tiers removed from smelters/refiners and has no direct business relationship with them. As a result, Merck must rely on its direct material suppliers to provide information on their upstream supplier sourcing; this includes country of origin determinations for Conflict Minerals that may go into the materials or product provided by those direct material suppliers to Merck. In addition, the amount of reliable information available globally on the traceability and sourcing of Conflict Minerals is limited, which presents another challenge to our ability to precisely track any Conflict Minerals back to their source and origin, thereby making us more reliant on the information provided by our direct material suppliers and industrial initiatives such as the Responsible Materials Initiative (“RMI”).

Our Conflict Minerals Policy 

Merck has established a Conflict Minerals Policy governing its position and commitment on managing the use of Conflict Minerals in its supply chain.

Our Conflict Minerals Public Policy Statement can be found on our website: 


Our Scoping Assessment

Merck continuously engages in scoping assessment activities to determine which materials and products in our supply chain may contain any Conflict Minerals that may be necessary to the functionality or production of our products, including those made by contract manufacturers or that Merck manufactures along with its joint ventures. Consistent with the Company’s Conflict Minerals Report filed in 2023, Merck has determined that none of our Pharmaceutical or Animal Health medicines, vaccines or biologic products contains 3TG.

Merck does, however, have reason to believe that 3TG may be necessary to the functionality or production of certain TS products, including electronic identification and monitoring tags and collars for livestock, companion animals, and aquaculture. Merck also believes that 3TG may be necessary to the functionality or production of a small number of its product delivery systems and ancillary devices to support the use of certain of our prescription medicines, vaccines and biological products. The products for which Merck believes 3TG may be necessary to the functionality or production are referred to herein as our “in-scope products.” Merck has taken the actions described in Part II and conducted a RCOI of these in-scope products.




Part II. Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry

For the 2023 reporting period, Merck retained Assent Compliance Inc. (“Assent”), a well-known and well-respected third-party vendor, who used the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (“CMRT”) published by the RMI for the RCOI survey to obtain countries of origin information for any Conflict Mineral smelters/refiners that may exist upstream in our supply chain. Merck, with the assistance of Assent, performed a Conflict Minerals applicability scoping assessment to determine which of our suppliers sell products to Merck that may contain 3TG in their materials or products, or for which 3TG is necessary to the functionality or production of the materials or products.

For the 2023 reporting period, our scoping assessment confirmed that approximately 244 direct material suppliers (including contract manufacturers) were in scope for the 2023 RCOI survey. The reduction in the number of in-scope suppliers from the Company’s Conflict Minerals Report filed in 2023 reflects an effort by the Company to reduce and optimize its supply base. Accordingly, via Assent, we sent the RCOI survey to these suppliers and requested that they identify the smelters/refiners and countries of origin of the Conflict Minerals in products or materials they supply to us.

Each direct material supplier received an introductory email that provided the supplier with information on the SEC Conflict Minerals Reporting Rule and the reasons for contacting them. The suppliers were also provided with information on how to complete the CMRT. Following the initial survey request, reminder emails were sent asking suppliers to complete the RCOI survey.

We received responses from 86 direct material suppliers that were in the RCOI survey. Of these, 49 stated that some 3TG is used in their materials or products or is necessary to the functionality or production of the materials or products purchased by Merck. 47 of the direct material suppliers who responded to our survey identified specific smelters or refiners. Based on the RCOI survey responses received and subsequent smelter/refiner information verification, we have reason to believe that some smelters/refiners identified by our direct material suppliers may be sourcing 3TG from the Covered Countries and that the 3TG does not completely come from recycled or scrap sources; however, we cannot be certain that the identified smelters and refiners supplied 3TG for parts and components supplied to Merck rather than to other customers, and we are continuing to conduct due diligence activities, as described further in Part VI below.

Part III. Design of Conflict Minerals Program

We have designed our due diligence process to conform, in all material respects, with the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (“OECD Guidance”), and related supplements for tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold. Summarized below are the design components of our Conflict Minerals program as they relate to the five-step framework from the OECD Guidance.

OECD Step 1: Establish strong company management systems

Conflict Minerals Policy: We have an established Conflict Minerals Public Policy Statement. It is posted on our Company website.




Conflict Minerals Expectations: We define and communicate our expectations for the responsible sourcing of minerals in our Company’s Business Partner Code of Conduct. All business partners that engage in the manufacture of our products or that supply direct materials are expected to maintain procedures to ensure the responsible sourcing of minerals.

Conflict Minerals Team: We maintain a cross-functional team consisting of Compliance, Legal, and Global Supplier Management that supervises and manages our Conflict Minerals program. We also engage the services of Assent to support the implementation of our program. This team provides program updates to senior management of Global Supplier Management and the Animal Health Division.

Conflict Minerals Training: We train internal staff that have responsibility for sourcing direct materials on the processes and procedures that must be followed when sourcing materials, including those that may potentially contain Conflict Minerals.

Conflict Minerals Information: Through Assent, we provide information and training materials on Conflict Minerals to direct materials suppliers identified as in-scope to receive a supply chain survey to help inform and educate them.

Conflict Minerals Control System: We maintain a Conflict Minerals program that is linked to our supplier sourcing decision-making process. We apply a conflict minerals supply chain system of controls and transparency through the use of the CMRT, to identify the smelters/refiners that process the necessary Conflict Minerals potentially contained in our products.

Conflict Minerals Recordkeeping: We keep business records that relate to our Conflict Minerals program, including the results of RCOI surveys and smelter/refiner due diligence activities, and retain them for at least five years.

Conflict Minerals Contract Clause: There is a Conflict Minerals compliance clause in our contract templates used with direct material suppliers whose materials or products are known to contain Conflict Minerals and for which Conflict Minerals are necessary to the functionality or production of the products. This clause obligates direct material suppliers to use reasonable endeavors to avoid the use or inclusion of Conflict Minerals in products they supply to us.

Grievance Mechanism: We maintain a mechanism to allow employees, suppliers, business partners and other stakeholders to report concerns, including those that relate to our Conflict Minerals program. Concerns may be reported confidentially and anonymously at msdethics.com.

OECD Step 2: Identify and assess risks in our supply chain

Identify: We identify all direct material suppliers, including contract manufacturers and joint venture partners that supply materials and products to our Company which may potentially contain Conflict Minerals and that are considered in-scope.

Survey: For all direct material suppliers whose materials or products are considered likely to contain Conflict Minerals and for which Conflict Minerals are necessary to the production or functionality of the materials or products, we survey (via Assent) these suppliers using the CMRT developed by RMI, requesting them to identify smelters/refiners and countries of origin of the Conflict Minerals in the materials and products they provide to us.




Follow-Up: When direct material suppliers fail to provide complete and consistent responses to our RCOI survey request in a timely manner, we (via Assent) follow up to obtain the requested information. We (via Assent) sent as many as seven follow-up communications over a period of five months to each supplier that had not responded throughout the duration of the campaign, and our standard TS supplier template agreement requires responses from suppliers with whom we engage.

Compare and Research: Upon receipt of the RCOI survey response, we (via Assent) compare each supplier’s reported list of smelters/refiners against the list of facilities that have received “conformant” or “confirmed” designation from the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (“RMAP”) or other independent third-party audit programs to identify their “conflict-free” status. We rely on RMI data to ascertain the countries of origin of the Conflict Minerals processed by these facilities and, additionally, we leverage the research capabilities of a third-party service provider to attempt to identify the countries of origin for supplier identified smelters/refiners that are not disclosed by the RMI.

Document: At the conclusion of the process, we document the smelters/refiners and related countries of origin information for supplier identified smelters/refiners.

OECD Step 3: Execute a strategy to respond to identified risks

Our Conflict Minerals Team meets with relevant business sourcing managers to discuss and agree upon the actions Merck will take to maintain supplier compliance with our Conflict Minerals Policy. Our risk mitigation efforts are specifically related to our Conflict Minerals Policy, with the goal of bringing each surveyed supplier into compliance with our requirements.

OECD Step 4: Carry out independent third-party audits

Merck relies on the independent third-party audits of smelters/refiners that are conducted as part of the RMAP, which evaluates the procurement practices of smelters and refiners that process and provide Conflict Minerals to our supply chain.

OECD Step 5: Report annually on Supply Chain Due Diligence

Merck reports its annual Conflict Minerals due diligence results to the SEC and makes the report available on the Company website at


The information on this website is not incorporated by reference into this CMR and does not constitute a part of this CMR.




Part IV: Due Diligence Performed


Below is a summary of the due diligence activities Merck performed for this reporting period, including activities performed by Assent:


·Issued requests to all in-scope suppliers to complete/return a CMRT to obtain smelter/refiner and countries of origin information for the materials/products they provided to Merck in 2023.
·Performed verification activities to determine if any of the smelters/refiners disclosed by suppliers are Conflict Minerals processing facilities, using the Standard Smelter List published by RMI.
Where a supplier-identified smelter/refiner was confirmed as a Conflict Minerals processing facility, we evaluated whether that smelter/refiner was certified as “conformant” or “active” using the RMAP, or other equivalent validation program.
·Contacted surveyed suppliers on responses to supply chain surveys that we identified as having incomplete or potentially inaccurate information to seek additional clarifying information.
·Monitored and tracked surveyed suppliers to determine their progress in meeting our Company’s Conflict Minerals reporting requirements.
·Contacted suppliers that did not respond to our supply chain survey request and asked them to provide an updated CMRT.
·Participated in an outreach program to smelters and refiner facilities not currently enrolled in the RMAP to encourage their participation.
·Reported on the status of our Conflict Minerals program to senior management in our Global Supplier Management Group and Animal Health Division.
·Provided Conflict Minerals training to new internal sourcing professionals involved in direct material sourcing activities.

Part V: Results of Due Diligence


During this reporting period, we confirmed that none of our Pharmaceutical or Animal Health medicines, vaccines or biologic products contains any 3TG; however, Merck does have reason to believe 3TG may be necessary to the functionality or production of certain TS products as well as a small number of its product delivery systems and ancillary devices to support the use of certain of our pharmaceutical and animal medicines, vaccines and biological products.




Merck cannot at this time draw any definitive conclusions about the countries of origin for, or the conformant status of, all identified smelters/refiners that may be necessary to its in-scope products’ functionality or production. The majority of the smelters/refiners identified by our suppliers were at company-level of their upstream suppliers and, therefore, potentially not relevant to the materials or products they supply to us.


Although some or all of the information in Appendix I and Appendix II below may not be relevant to any Merck product, Merck has chosen to aggregate the smelter/refiner data for all responding in-scope suppliers that identified smelters/refiners and report it in the Appendices below for the reasons noted above.


Our efforts to determine the countries of origin for supplier identified smelters/refiners is, as described in this report, reliant on the “conformant” smelter/refiner information provided by RMI.


Total Number of Smelters/
Refiners Identified By our
Direct Material Suppliers
Number of
Confirmed Smelters/
Number of
351 351 225




“Confirmed” means smelters/refiners appear on the Standard Smelter List of the RMI’s CMRT. “Conformant” means smelters/refiners are conformant with the RMAP assessment protocols. The compliance status reflected in the table is based solely on information published by RMI. 


Part VI: Future Due Diligence Measures 


Merck is continuing to execute the activities described in Part III “Design of Conflict Minerals Program” and Part IV “Due Diligence Performed” for the next reporting period.





Appendix I: Smelter or Refiner Information


This list includes the facilities which, to the extent known, processed Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold in Merck’s supply chain. Merck conducts no direct transactions and has no contractual relationships with these smelters and refiner facilities nor their sources of ore.


The information provided in the list is an aggregation of data received from our direct material suppliers and not a confirmation of Conflict Minerals contained in our products. Since many of the identified smelters/refiners were disclosed at the company-level by our direct material suppliers, Merck is unable to confirm which specific smelters/refiners were actually linked to our products. Therefore, the list may contain smelters/refiners that do not relate directly to Merck’s products.


Metal Smelter Country Smelter ID RMI Audit Status
Tungsten A.L.M.T. Corp. Japan CID000004 *
Gold Advanced Chemical Company United States Of America CID000015 **
Gold Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd. Japan CID000019 *
Gold Agosi AG Germany CID000035 *
Gold Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex (AMMC) Uzbekistan CID000041 *
Gold AngloGold Ashanti Corrego do Sitio Mineracao Brazil CID000058 *
Gold Argor-Heraeus S.A. Switzerland CID000077 *
Gold Asahi Pretec Corp. Japan CID000082 *
Gold Asaka Riken Co., Ltd. Japan CID000090 *
Gold Atasay Kuyumculuk Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. Turkey CID000103  
Tungsten Kennametal Huntsville United States Of America CID000105 *
Gold Aurubis AG Germany CID000113 *
Gold Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) Philippines CID000128 *
Gold Boliden AB Sweden CID000157 *
Gold C. Hafner GmbH + Co. KG Germany CID000176 *
Gold Caridad Mexico CID000180  
Gold CCR Refinery - Glencore Canada Corporation Canada CID000185 *
Gold Cendres + Metaux S.A. Switzerland CID000189  
Gold Yunnan Copper Industry Co., Ltd. China CID000197  
Tungsten Guangdong Xianglu Tungsten Co., Ltd. China CID000218 *
Tin Chenzhou Yunxiang Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd. China CID000228 *
Gold Chimet S.p.A. Italy CID000233 *





Tungsten Chongyi Zhangyuan Tungsten Co., Ltd. China CID000258 *
Gold Chugai Mining Japan CID000264 *
Tungsten CNMC (Guangxi) PGMA Co., Ltd. China CID000281  
Tantalum Guangdong Rising Rare Metals-EO Materials Ltd. China CID000291 *
Tin Alpha United States Of America CID000292 *
Tin PT Aries Kencana Sejahtera Indonesia CID000309 *
Tin PT Premium Tin Indonesia Indonesia CID000313 *
Gold Daye Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Ltd. China CID000343  
Gold DSC (Do Sung Corporation) Korea, Republic Of CID000359 *
Gold Dowa Japan CID000401 *
Tin Dowa Japan CID000402 *
Gold Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd. East Plant Japan CID000425 *
Tin EM Vinto Bolivia (Plurinational State Of) CID000438 *
Tin Estanho de Rondonia S.A. Brazil CID000448 *
Tantalum F&X Electro-Materials Ltd. China CID000460 *
Tin Fenix Metals Poland CID000468 *
Gold JSC Novosibirsk Refinery Russian Federation CID000493  
Gold Refinery of Seemine Gold Co., Ltd. China CID000522  
Tin Gejiu Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Co., Ltd. China CID000538 *
Tin Gejiu Zili Mining And Metallurgy Co., Ltd. China CID000555  
Tungsten Global Tungsten & Powders LLC United States Of America CID000568 *
Gold Guoda Safina High-Tech Environmental Refinery Co., Ltd. China CID000651  
Gold Hangzhou Fuchunjiang Smelting Co., Ltd. China CID000671  
Gold LT Metal Ltd. Korea, Republic Of CID000689 *
Gold Heimerle + Meule GmbH Germany CID000694 *
Gold Heraeus Metals Hong Kong Ltd. China CID000707 *
Gold Heraeus Germany GmbH Co. KG Germany CID000711 *
Tungsten Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd. China CID000766 *
Gold Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd. China CID000767  
Tungsten Hunan Jintai New Material Co., Ltd. China CID000769  
Gold Hunan Guiyang yinxing Nonferrous Smelting Co., Ltd. China CID000773  





Gold HwaSeong CJ CO., LTD. Korea, Republic Of CID000778  
Gold Inner Mongolia Qiankun Gold and Silver Refinery Share Co., Ltd. China CID000801 *
Gold Ishifuku Metal Industry Co., Ltd. Japan CID000807 *
Gold Istanbul Gold Refinery Turkey CID000814 *
Gold Japan Mint Japan CID000823 *
Tungsten Japan New Metals Co., Ltd. Japan CID000825 *
Gold Jiangxi Copper Co., Ltd. China CID000855 *
Tantalum JiuJiang JinXin Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd. China CID000914 *
Tantalum Jiujiang Tanbre Co., Ltd. China CID000917 *
Gold Asahi Refining USA Inc. United States Of America CID000920 *
Gold Asahi Refining Canada Ltd. Canada CID000924 *
Gold JSC Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Plant Russian Federation CID000927  
Gold JSC Uralelectromed Russian Federation CID000929  
Gold JX Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd. Japan CID000937 *
Tin Gejiu Kai Meng Industry and Trade LLC China CID000942  
Gold Kazakhmys Smelting LLC Kazakhstan CID000956  
Gold Kazzinc Kazakhstan CID000957 *
Tungsten Kennametal Fallon United States Of America CID000966 *
Gold Kennecott Utah Copper LLC United States Of America CID000969 *
Gold Kojima Chemicals Co., Ltd. Japan CID000981 *
Gold Kyrgyzaltyn JSC Kyrgyzstan CID001029  
Gold L'azurde Company For Jewelry Saudi Arabia CID001032  
Gold Lingbao Gold Co., Ltd. China CID001056  
Gold Lingbao Jinyuan Tonghui Refinery Co., Ltd. China CID001058  
Tin China Tin Group Co., Ltd. China CID001070 *
Tantalum AMG Brasil Brazil CID001076 *
Gold LS-NIKKO Copper Inc. Korea, Republic Of CID001078 *
Gold Luoyang Zijin Yinhui Gold Refinery Co., Ltd. China CID001093  
Tin Malaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC) Malaysia CID001105 *
Gold Materion United States Of America CID001113 *
Gold Matsuda Sangyo Co., Ltd. Japan CID001119 *
Tin Metallic Resources, Inc. United States Of America CID001142 *
Gold Metalor Technologies (Suzhou) Ltd. China CID001147 *





Gold Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd. China CID001149 *
Gold Metalor Technologies (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. Singapore CID001152 *
Gold Metalor Technologies S.A. Switzerland CID001153 *
Gold Metalor USA Refining Corporation United States Of America CID001157 *
Gold Metalurgica Met-Mex Penoles S.A. De C.V. Mexico CID001161 *
Tantalum Metallurgical Products India Pvt., Ltd. India CID001163 *
Tin Mineracao Taboca S.A. Brazil CID001173 *
Tantalum Mineracao Taboca S.A. Brazil CID001175 *
Tin Minsur Peru CID001182 *
Gold Mitsubishi Materials Corporation Japan CID001188 *
Tin Mitsubishi Materials Corporation Japan CID001191 *
Tantalum Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd. Japan CID001192 *
Gold Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd. Japan CID001193 *
Tantalum NPM Silmet AS Estonia CID001200 *
Gold Moscow Special Alloys Processing Plant Russian Federation CID001204  
Gold Nadir Metal Rafineri San. Ve Tic. A.S. Turkey CID001220 *
Tin Jiangxi New Nanshan Technology Ltd. China CID001231 *
Gold Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat Uzbekistan CID001236 *
Gold Nihon Material Co., Ltd. Japan CID001259 *
Tantalum Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd. China CID001277 *
Tin Novosibirsk Tin Combine Russian Federation CID001305  
Tin O.M. Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Thailand CID001314 *
Gold Ohura Precious Metal Industry Co., Ltd. Japan CID001325 *
Gold OJSC "The Gulidov Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant" (OJSC Krastsvetmet) Russian Federation CID001326  
Tin Operaciones Metalurgicas S.A. Bolivia (Plurinational State Of) CID001337 *
Gold MKS PAMP SA Switzerland CID001352 *
Gold Penglai Penggang Gold Industry Co., Ltd. China CID001362  
Gold Prioksky Plant of Non-Ferrous Metals Russian Federation CID001386  
Gold PT Aneka Tambang (Persero) Tbk Indonesia CID001397 *





Tin PT Artha Cipta Langgeng Indonesia CID001399 *
Tin PT Babel Inti Perkasa Indonesia CID001402 *
Tin PT Babel Surya Alam Lestari Indonesia CID001406 *
Tin PT Bangka Tin Industry Indonesia CID001419 **
Tin PT Belitung Industri Sejahtera Indonesia CID001421 *
Tin PT Bukit Timah Indonesia CID001428 *
Tin PT Mitra Stania Prima Indonesia CID001453 *
Tin PT Panca Mega Persada Indonesia CID001457  
Tin PT Prima Timah Utama Indonesia CID001458 *
Tin PT Refined Bangka Tin Indonesia CID001460 *
Tin PT Sariwiguna Binasentosa Indonesia CID001463 *
Tin PT Stanindo Inti Perkasa Indonesia CID001468 *
Tin PT Timah Tbk Kundur Indonesia CID001477 *
Tin PT Timah Tbk Mentok Indonesia CID001482 *
Tin PT Timah Nusantara Indonesia CID001486 *
Tin PT Tinindo Inter Nusa Indonesia CID001490 *
Tin PT Tommy Utama Indonesia CID001493 *
Gold PX Precinox S.A. Switzerland CID001498 *
Tantalum QuantumClean United States Of America CID001508 *
Gold Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd. South Africa CID001512 *
Tantalum Yanling Jincheng Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd. China CID001522 *
Gold Royal Canadian Mint Canada CID001534 *
Tin Rui Da Hung Taiwan, Province Of China CID001539 *
Gold Sabin Metal Corp. United States Of America CID001546  
Gold Samduck Precious Metals Korea, Republic Of CID001555  
Gold Samwon Metals Corp. Korea, Republic Of CID001562  
Gold SEMPSA Joyeria Plateria S.A. Spain CID001585 *
Gold Shandong Tiancheng Biological Gold Industrial Co., Ltd. China CID001619  
Gold Shandong Zhaojin Gold & Silver Refinery Co., Ltd. China CID001622 *
Gold Sichuan Tianze Precious Metals Co., Ltd. China CID001736 *
Gold SOE Shyolkovsky Factory of Secondary Precious Metals Russian Federation CID001756  
Gold Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp. Taiwan, Province Of China CID001761 *
Tantalum Solikamsk Magnesium Works OAO Russian Federation CID001769  
Gold Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. Japan CID001798 *





Gold Super Dragon Technology Co., Ltd. Taiwan, Province Of China CID001810  
Tantalum Taki Chemical Co., Ltd. Japan CID001869 *
Gold Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. Japan CID001875 *
Tantalum Telex Metals United States Of America CID001891 *
Tin Thaisarco Thailand CID001898 *
Tin Gejiu Yunxin Nonferrous Electrolysis Co., Ltd. China CID001908  
Gold Great Wall Precious Metals Co., Ltd. of CBPM China CID001909  
Gold Shandong Gold Smelting Co., Ltd. China CID001916 *
Gold Tokuriki Honten Co., Ltd. Japan CID001938 *
Gold Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Co., Ltd. China CID001947  
Gold Torecom Korea, Republic Of CID001955 *
Tantalum Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC Kazakhstan CID001969 *
Gold Umicore S.A. Business Unit Precious Metals Refining Belgium CID001980 *
Gold United Precious Metal Refining, Inc. United States Of America CID001993 *
Gold Valcambi S.A. Switzerland CID002003 *
Tin VQB Mineral and Trading Group JSC Viet Nam CID002015  
Gold Western Australian Mint (T/a The Perth Mint) Australia CID002030 *
Tin White Solder Metalurgia e Mineracao Ltda. Brazil CID002036 *
Tungsten Wolfram Bergbau und Hutten AG Austria CID002044 *
Tungsten Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd. China CID002082 *
Gold Yamakin Co., Ltd. Japan CID002100 *
Gold Yokohama Metal Co., Ltd. Japan CID002129 *
Tin Yunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd. China CID002158 *
Tin Tin Smelting Branch of Yunnan Tin Co., Ltd. China CID002180 *
Gold Zhongyuan Gold Smelter of Zhongjin Gold Corporation China CID002224 *
Gold Gold Refinery of Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd. China CID002243 *
Gold Morris and Watson New Zealand CID002282  
Gold SAFINA A.S. Czechia CID002290 *
Gold Guangdong Jinding Gold Limited China CID002312  
Tungsten Jiangxi Minmetals Gao'an Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd. China CID002313  
Gold Umicore Precious Metals Thailand Thailand CID002314  
Tungsten Ganzhou Jiangwu Ferrotungsten Co., Ltd. China CID002315 *





Tungsten Jiangxi Yaosheng Tungsten Co., Ltd. China CID002316 *
Tungsten Jiangxi Xinsheng Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd. China CID002317 *
Tungsten Jiangxi Tonggu Non-ferrous Metallurgical & Chemical Co., Ltd. China CID002318 *
Tungsten Malipo Haiyu Tungsten Co., Ltd. China CID002319 *
Tungsten Xiamen Tungsten (H.C.) Co., Ltd. China CID002320 *
Tungsten Jiangxi Gan Bei Tungsten Co., Ltd. China CID002321 *
Tin CV Venus Inti Perkasa Indonesia CID002455 *
Tin Magnu's Minerais Metais e Ligas Ltda. Brazil CID002468 *
Tin PT Tirus Putra Mandiri Indonesia CID002478  
Tantalum Hengyang King Xing Lifeng New Materials Co., Ltd. China CID002492 *
Tungsten Ganzhou Seadragon W & Mo Co., Ltd. China CID002494 *
Tin Melt Metais e Ligas S.A. Brazil CID002500  
Tungsten Asia Tungsten Products Vietnam Ltd. Viet Nam CID002502 *
Tin PT ATD Makmur Mandiri Jaya Indonesia CID002503 *
Tantalum D Block Metals, LLC United States Of America CID002504 *
Tantalum FIR Metals & Resource Ltd. China CID002505 *
Tantalum Jiujiang Zhongao Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd. China CID002506 *
Tantalum XinXing HaoRong Electronic Material Co., Ltd. China CID002508 *
Gold MMTC-PAMP India Pvt., Ltd. India CID002509 *
Gold KGHM Polska Miedz Spolka Akcyjna Poland CID002511 *
Tantalum Jiangxi Dinghai Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd. China CID002512 *
Tungsten Hunan Shizhuyuan Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd. Chenzhou Tungsten Products Branch China CID002513 *
Gold Fidelity Printers and Refiners Ltd. Zimbabwe CID002515  
Gold Singway Technology Co., Ltd. Taiwan, Province Of China CID002516  
Tin O.M. Manufacturing Philippines, Inc. Philippines CID002517 *
Gold Shandong Humon Smelting Co., Ltd. China CID002525  
Gold Shenzhen Zhonghenglong Real Industry Co., Ltd. China CID002527  
Tantalum KEMET de Mexico Mexico CID002539 *
Tungsten H.C. Starck Tungsten GmbH Germany CID002541 *
Tungsten TANIOBIS Smelting GmbH & Co. KG Germany CID002542 *





Tungsten Masan High-Tech Materials Viet Nam CID002543 *
Tantalum TANIOBIS Co., Ltd. Thailand CID002544 *
Tantalum TANIOBIS GmbH Germany CID002545 *
Tantalum Materion Newton Inc. United States Of America CID002548 *
Tantalum TANIOBIS Japan Co., Ltd. Japan CID002549 *
Tantalum TANIOBIS Smelting GmbH & Co. KG Germany CID002550 *
Tungsten Jiangwu H.C. Starck Tungsten Products Co., Ltd. China CID002551 *
Tantalum Global Advanced Metals Boyertown United States Of America CID002557 *
Tantalum Global Advanced Metals Aizu Japan CID002558 *
Gold Al Etihad Gold Refinery DMCC United Arab Emirates CID002560  
Gold Emirates Gold DMCC United Arab Emirates CID002561  
Gold International Precious Metal Refiners United Arab Emirates CID002562  
Gold Kaloti Precious Metals United Arab Emirates CID002563  
Gold Sudan Gold Refinery Sudan CID002567  
Tin CV Ayi Jaya Indonesia CID002570 *
Tin Electro-Mechanical Facility of the Cao Bang Minerals & Metallurgy Joint Stock Company Viet Nam CID002572  
Tin Nghe Tinh Non-Ferrous Metals Joint Stock Company Viet Nam CID002573  
Tin Tuyen Quang Non-Ferrous Metals Joint Stock Company Viet Nam CID002574  
Gold T.C.A S.p.A Italy CID002580 *
Gold REMONDIS PMR B.V. Netherlands CID002582 *
Gold Fujairah Gold FZC United Arab Emirates CID002584  
Gold Industrial Refining Company Belgium CID002587  
Gold Shirpur Gold Refinery Ltd. India CID002588  
Tungsten Niagara Refining LLC United States Of America CID002589 *
Tin PT Rajehan Ariq Indonesia CID002593 *
Gold Korea Zinc Co., Ltd. Korea, Republic Of CID002605 *
Gold Marsam Metals Brazil CID002606  
Gold TOO Tau-Ken-Altyn Kazakhstan CID002615 *
Tungsten China Molybdenum Tungsten Co., Ltd. China CID002641 *
Tungsten Hydrometallurg, JSC Russian Federation CID002649  
Tin PT Cipta Persada Mulia Indonesia CID002696 *
Tin An Vinh Joint Stock Mineral Processing Company Viet Nam CID002703  





Tin Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda. Brazil CID002706 *
Tantalum Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda. Brazil CID002707 *
Gold Abington Reldan Metals, LLC United States Of America CID002708 *
Tungsten Unecha Refractory metals plant Russian Federation CID002724  
Gold Shenzhen CuiLu Gold Co., Ltd. China CID002750  
Tin Super Ligas Brazil CID002756 *
Gold Albino Mountinho Lda. Portugal CID002760  
Gold SAAMP France CID002761  
Gold L'Orfebre S.A. Andorra CID002762 *
Gold 8853 S.p.A. Italy CID002763  
Gold Italpreziosi Italy CID002765 *
Tin Aurubis Beerse Belgium CID002773 *
Tin Aurubis Berango Spain CID002774 *
Tin PT Bangka Prima Tin Indonesia CID002776 *
Gold WIELAND Edelmetalle GmbH Germany CID002778 *
Gold Ogussa Osterreichische Gold- und Silber-Scheideanstalt GmbH Austria CID002779 *
Tin PT Sukses Inti Makmur Indonesia CID002816 *
Tungsten Philippine Chuangxin Industrial Co., Inc. Philippines CID002827 *
Tungsten ACL Metais Eireli Brazil CID002833  
Tin PT Menara Cipta Mulia Indonesia CID002835 *
Tantalum Jiangxi Tuohong New Raw Material China CID002842 *
Tin HuiChang Hill Tin Industry Co., Ltd. China CID002844 *
Tungsten Moliren Ltd. Russian Federation CID002845  
Gold AU Traders and Refiners South Africa CID002850  
Gold GGC Gujrat Gold Centre Pvt. Ltd. India CID002852  
Gold Sai Refinery India CID002853  
Gold Modeltech Sdn Bhd Malaysia CID002857  
Tin Modeltech Sdn Bhd Malaysia CID002858  
Gold Bangalore Refinery India CID002863 **
Gold Kyshtym Copper-Electrolytic Plant ZAO Russian Federation CID002865  
Gold Degussa Sonne / Mond Goldhandel GmbH Germany CID002867  
Gold Pease & Curren United States Of America CID002872  
Gold JALAN & Company India CID002893  





Gold SungEel HiMetal Co., Ltd. Korea, Republic Of CID002918 *
Gold Planta Recuperadora de Metales SpA Chile CID002919 *
Gold ABC Refinery Pty Ltd. Australia CID002920  
Gold Safimet S.p.A Italy CID002973  
Tin Guangdong Hanhe Non-Ferrous Metal Co., Ltd. China CID003116 *
Gold State Research Institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology Lithuania CID003153  
Gold African Gold Refinery Uganda CID003185  
Gold Gold Coast Refinery Ghana CID003186  
Gold NH Recytech Company Korea, Republic Of CID003189 *
Tin Chifeng Dajingzi Tin Industry Co., Ltd. China CID003190 *
Tin PT Bangka Serumpun Indonesia CID003205 *
Tin Pongpipat Company Limited Myanmar CID003208  
Gold QG Refining, LLC United States Of America CID003324  
Tin Tin Technology & Refining United States Of America CID003325 *
Gold Dijllah Gold Refinery FZC United Arab Emirates CID003348  
Tin Dongguan CiEXPO Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd. China CID003356  
Tin Ma'anshan Weitai Tin Co., Ltd. China CID003379  
Tin PT Rajawali Rimba Perkasa Indonesia CID003381 *
Gold CGR Metalloys Pvt Ltd. India CID003382  
Gold Sovereign Metals India CID003383  
Tin Luna Smelter, Ltd. Rwanda CID003387 *
Tin Yunnan Yunfan Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd. China CID003397 *
Tungsten Lianyou Metals Co., Ltd. Taiwan, Province Of China CID003407 *
Tungsten JSC "Kirovgrad Hard Alloys Plant" Russian Federation CID003408  
Tin Precious Minerals and Smelting Limited India CID003409 **
Tin Gejiu City Fuxiang Industry and Trade Co., Ltd. China CID003410  
Tungsten NPP Tyazhmetprom LLC Russian Federation CID003416  
Tungsten Hubei Green Tungsten Co., Ltd. China CID003417 *
Gold Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd. North Plant Japan CID003424 *
Gold Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd. West Plant Japan CID003425 *
Tungsten Albasteel Industria e Comercio de Ligas Para Fundicao Ltd. Brazil CID003427  
Tin PT Mitra Sukses Globalindo Indonesia CID003449 *





Gold Augmont Enterprises Private Limited India CID003461  
Gold Kundan Care Products Ltd. India CID003463  
Tungsten Cronimet Brasil Ltda Brazil CID003468 *
Tin CRM Fundicao De Metais E Comercio De Equipamentos Eletronicos Do Brasil Ltda Brazil CID003486 *
Gold Emerald Jewel Industry India Limited (Unit 1) India CID003487  
Gold Emerald Jewel Industry India Limited (Unit 2) India CID003488  
Gold Emerald Jewel Industry India Limited (Unit 3) India CID003489  
Gold Emerald Jewel Industry India Limited (Unit 4) India CID003490  
Gold K.A. Rasmussen Norway CID003497  
Gold Alexy Metals United States Of America CID003500  
Tin CRM Synergies Spain CID003524 *
Gold MD Overseas India CID003548  
Tungsten Artek LLC Russian Federation CID003553  
Gold Metallix Refining Inc. United States Of America CID003557  
Gold Metal Concentrators SA (Pty) Ltd. South Africa CID003575 *
Tin Fabrica Auricchio Industria e Comercio Ltda. Brazil CID003582 *
Tantalum RFH Yancheng Jinye New Material Technology Co., Ltd. China CID003583 *
Tungsten Fujian Xinlu Tungsten Co., Ltd. China CID003609 *
Tungsten OOO “Technolom” 2 Russian Federation CID003612  
Tungsten OOO “Technolom” 1 Russian Federation CID003614  
Gold WEEEREFINING France CID003615 *
Gold Gold by Gold Colombia Colombia CID003641 *
Tungsten LLC Vostok Russian Federation CID003643  
Tungsten YUDU ANSHENG TUNGSTEN CO., LTD. China CID003662  
Gold Dongwu Gold Group China CID003663  
Gold Sam Precious Metals United Arab Emirates CID003666  
Tin DS Myanmar Myanmar CID003831 *
Tin PT Putera Sarana Shakti (PT PSS) Indonesia CID003868 *
Tantalum 5D Production OU Estonia CID003926  
Tungsten HANNAE FOR T Co., Ltd. Korea, Republic Of CID003978  
Tungsten Tungsten Vietnam Joint Stock Company Viet Nam CID003993 *
Gold Coimpa Industrial LTDA Brazil CID004010 *





Tungsten Nam Viet Cromit Joint Stock Company Viet Nam CID004034  
Tantalum PowerX Ltd. Rwanda CID004054 *
Tungsten DONGKUK INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. Korea, Republic Of CID004060  
Tin Mining Minerals Resources SARL Congo, Democratic Republic Of The CID004065 *
Tungsten Lianyou Resources Co., Ltd. Taiwan, Province Of China CID004397 *
Tungsten Shinwon Tungsten (Fujian Shanghang) Co., Ltd. China CID004430 *
Tin Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad (Port Klang) Malaysia CID004434  
Gold GG Refinery Ltd. Tanzania, United Republic Of CID004506 **
Tungsten Kenee Mining Corporation Vietnam Viet Nam CID004619 **
Tin Takehara PVD Materials Plant / PVD Materials Division of MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD. Japan CID004403 **


Smelter and refinery facility names and locations as reported by the RMI.


* Denotes smelters and refiners which are conformant to a responsible minerals sourcing validation program.


** Denotes smelters and refiners which are participating in a responsible minerals sourcing validation program.






Appendix II: Country of Origin Information


The countries of origin of the Conflict Minerals processed by the smelters/refiners listed above may have included the countries listed below, based on information provided by the RMI to its members for the “conformant” smelters/refiners and our independent research of all other smelters/refiners disclosed. Because the RMI generally does not indicate individual country of origin of the Conflict Minerals processed by “conformant” smelters/refiners, we were not able to determine the countries of origin of the Conflict Minerals processed by the listed “conformant” smelters/ refiners with greater specificity. In addition, for some of the listed “conformant” smelters/refiners, the country-of-origin information is not disclosed by RMI.


L1 - Level 1 countries that are not identified as conflict regions or plausible areas of smuggling or export from the DRC and its nine adjoining countries.


Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Republic of, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

L2 - Level 2 countries that are known or plausible countries for smuggling, exporting out of region or transit of materials containing tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold: Mozambique and South Africa.
CC – Covered Countries are the countries adjoining the Democratic Republic of Congo: Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
DRC - The Democratic Republic of the Congo.




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