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Section 1 Conflict Minerals Disclosure
|Item 1.01.|| |
Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report.
Conflict Minerals Disclosure
Synaptics Incorporated (including its consolidated subsidiaries, the Registrant) is filing this Form SD pursuant to Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the reporting period from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 (the Reporting Period).
For the Reporting Period, the Registrant conducted, in good faith, a reasonable country of origin inquiry regarding the conflict minerals (as defined in Item 1.01(d)(3) of Form SD), as well as cobalt, that are necessary to the functionality or production of products that the Registrant manufactures or contracts to manufacture (the Minerals). The inquiry was reasonably designed to determine if the Minerals originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country or are from recycled or scrap sources.
The Registrant has determined that it is required to file a Conflict Minerals Report, which is attached as Exhibit 1.01 to this report. The Conflict Minerals Report is also publicly available at https://www.synaptics.com/conflict-minerals. The content on, or accessible through, any website referred to in this Form SD is not incorporated by reference into this Form SD unless expressly noted.
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The Registrants Conflict Minerals Report is included as Exhibit 1.01 to this report.
Section 2 Exhibits
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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 hereunto duly authorized.
|Corporate Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer|
|May 31, 2022|
CONFLICT MINERALS REPORT
This Conflict Minerals Report (Report) of Synaptics Incorporated and its consolidated subsidiaries (Synaptics, the Registrant, or we) for the calendar year ended December 31, 2021 (the Reporting Period), is presented to comply with Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Rule), the instructions to Form SD, and the Public Statement on the Effect of the Recent Court of Appeals Decision on the Conflict Minerals Rule issued by the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 29, 2014. Please refer to the Rule, Form SD, and the Securities and Exchange Commissions (SEC) Release No. 34-67716 issued by the SEC on August 22, 2012, for definitions to the terms used in this Report, unless otherwise defined herein.
Synaptics is changing the way humans engage with connected devices and data, engineering exceptional experiences throughout the home, at work, in the car and on the go. Synaptics is the partner of choice for the worlds most innovative intelligent system providers who are integrating multiple experiential technologies into platforms that make our digital lives more productive, insightful, secure and enjoyable. These customers are combining Synaptics differentiated technologies in touch, display and biometrics with a new generation of advanced connectivity and AI-enhanced video, vision, audio, speech and security processing. We generally supply our product solutions to our original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers either directly or through their contract manufacturers, which take delivery of our products and pay us directly for such products.
Synaptics does not engage in the actual mining of conflict minerals or cobalt (the Minerals), does not make purchases of raw ore or unrefined Minerals from mines, and is many steps removed in the supply chain from the mining of the Minerals. We purchase the materials used in our products from a large network of suppliers, who may contribute necessary Minerals to our products. The smelters and refiners used by our suppliers are in the best position in the total supply chain to know the origin of ores, which cannot be determined with any certainty once the ores are smelted, refined and converted to ingots, bullions or other Minerals-containing derivatives. We rely on our suppliers to assist with our due diligence efforts, including our suppliers self-identification of the smelters and refiners used in their supply chain, and the countries from which the Minerals used in their supply chain may originate.
The following products were identified during the Reporting Period as products that may contain any of the Minerals necessary to the functionality or production of products manufactured, or contracted to manufacture, by Synaptics:
Our ClearPad® family of products is designed for clear, capacitive touchscreen solutions that enable the user to interact directly with the display on electronic devices, such as mobile smartphones, tablets, and automobiles. We typically sell our ClearPad products as a chip, together with customer-specific firmware, to sensor manufacturers or Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) or Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) manufacturers to integrate into their touch-enabled products. A discrete touchscreen product typically consists of a transparent, thin capacitive sensor that can be placed over any display, such as an LCD or OLED, and combined with a flexible circuit material and a touch controller chip. A display integrated touchscreen product typically consists of a capacitive touch sensor embedded into the LCD panel, combined with a flexible circuit material and a touch controller chip.
Our ClearViewTM display driver products offer advanced image processing and low power technology for displays on electronic devices, including smartphones and tablets. The adaptive image processing works in concert with proprietary customization options enabling development of efficient and cost-effective high-performance solutions and faster time to market.
Our TouchViewTM products integrate touch and display technologies to deliver advanced performance and simplified design. Our proprietary algorithms synchronize touch sensing with display driving, effectively eliminating display-induced noise and improving capacitive sensing performance. TouchView is available in two-chip and single-chip (Touch and Display Driver Integration (TDDI)) configurations.
Our Natural IDTM family of capacitive-based fingerprint sensors are designed for use in smartphones, tablets, notebook PCs, PC peripherals, automotive and other applications. Our technology uses sophisticated digital image processing to increase the security of mobile and PC products while maintaining ease of use for the customer.
Our FlexSenseTM sensor products use a proprietary sensor fusion engine to support multiple sensor inputs including capacitive, inductive, and hall sensing simultaneously in small consumer electronic devices, including true wireless speakers (TWS) and gaming controller buttons. Our technology allows these sensor inputs to be processed independently or integrated together on chip to provide more reliable interactions for consumers.
Our personal computer, or PC, solutions, include our TouchPadTM, SecurePadTM ClickPadTM, ForcePadTM, Dual Pointing Solutions, and TouchStykTM product lines, which are touch-sensitive pads and other interfaces that sense the position, movement, force, or a combination thereof, applied by one or more fingers on its surface through the measurement of capacitance. The SecurePad integrates our Natural ID fingerprint sensor directly into the TouchPad area, improving usability for end users and simplifying the supply chain for notebook PC manufacturers.
Our AudioSmart® products use low-power analog mixed-signal technology and intelligent DSP algorithms for high-fidelity voice and audio processing.
AudioSmart integrated circuits and algorithm solutions are used in high-performance headsets, voice-over IP (VOIP) terminals and DECT cordless phones.
Our VideoSmartTM solutions include powerful media processor SoCs with optimized artificial intelligence engines for service provider platforms, over-the-top streaming devices, smart displays and other applications.
Our ImagingSmartTM solutions include a product portfolio that spans three distinct product lines, including document and photo imaging controllers, digital video, and fax/modem solutions. ImagingSmart products leverage image processing IP, low power encoders and DSP technology to deliver a wide range of fax/modem, digital video and printer solutions for home, business, mobile and imaging applications.
Our DisplayLink® graphics products make up one half of our Video Interface solutions and comprise hardware SoCs and software solutions making it easy to connect any display to any computer over standard interfaces including USB, Ethernet and wireless networks. DisplayLink products utilize proprietary encode and compression algorithms that dynamically adjust as available bandwidth changes. DisplayLink products enable a wide range of productivity solutions including docking stations, meeting room controllers and embedded products that require flexible universal connectivity.
Our DisplayPort products make up the other half of our Video Interface solutions and include our MST video hub, video adapter, and protocol converter products. These products take GPU graphic information and transport them to be displayed on monitors or TVs. They are often used in PC docking stations, notebook dongles, and HDMI cables.
Our Wireless Connectivity solutions include our WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, and Thread product lines which are critical to transmitting and receiving video, audio and/or data over the air for popular IoT applications including set-top boxes, OTT boxes, smart speakers, smart displays/tablets, and IP cameras, and include GNSS product lines which can generate location information through various wearable devices such as smartwatches and wristbands.
Our ULE Wireless Connectivity solutions include our ULE product line, which is critical for transmitting and receiving audio and/or data over the air for smart home and security applications, including home gateways, OTT boxes, security controllers and security panels, as well as aging-at-place solutions such as pendants, wristwatches, and panic buttons.
Our low-power AI products are comprised of SoCs that utilize signal processing and other machine-learning techniques to process input from various sensors and enable the design of various IoT devices that can detect and analyze activities and occurrences such as a human voice, target sounds, objects, people, or animals. In addition, this product line includes SoCs that process the human voice to reduce noise and improve the quality of voice communications in devices such as phones, tablets, and conference speakers.
Based on the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (Third Edition OECD 2016) and the due diligence framework published by the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), including the Responsible Minerals Initiatives (RMI) Conflict Minerals Reporting Template for calendar year 2021 (the Template), we took the following measures, during the Reporting Period, to determine the source and chain of custody for the Minerals which we believed necessary to the functionality or production of products manufactured, or contracted to be manufactured, by us in the Reporting Period.
Synaptics identified 107 suppliers, whom we believed could provide materials containing the Minerals necessary to the functionality or production of products manufactured by us or contracted by us to be manufactured.
Synaptics sent out a survey, based on the Template, to the suppliers described in No. 1 above requesting them to (a) determine whether they supplied Synaptics with metals or materials containing the Minerals; (b) conduct independent due diligence on their own supply chain; (c) identify all smelters in their supply chain that supply products containing the Minerals to Synaptics; and (d) download, complete and return the Template to Synaptics identifying all smelters and, using RMI resources, determine whether such smelters were certified as conformant smelters by the RMIs Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP). For any non-conformant smelters identified, Synaptics strongly recommended the supplier remove such non-conformant smelter from the suppliers supply chain and required the supplier to submit a plan to Synaptics detailing its efforts to remove or replace the non-conformant smelter. In addition, Synaptics suppliers were required to establish and document a policy on conflict minerals.
100% of the suppliers identified in No. 1 above completed the steps described in No. 2 above. 24 suppliers declared that their products did not contain any of the Minerals. Of the 83 suppliers who stated their products may contain the Minerals, approximately 66% stated gold may be in the products supplied to Synaptics; approximately 78% stated tin may be in the products supplied to Synaptics; approximately 22% stated tantalum may be in the products supplied to Synaptics; approximately 41% stated tungsten may be in the products supplied to Synaptics; and approximately 33% stated cobalt may be in the products supplied to Synaptics.
Approximately 98% of the suppliers who responded identified all smelters used in their supply chain in accordance with the Template and its instructions; 2 suppliers could not identify all of their source(s) for cobalt. Approximately 70% of the suppliers who stated that their products may contain the Minerals certified that the conflict minerals in the products they supplied to Synaptics are sourced from RMAP conformant smelters.1 Of the 25 suppliers who could not certify that all of their smelters were conformant, 2 suppliers sourced cobalt from unknown sources and 23 suppliers sourced conflict minerals from a combined 3212 different smelters, of which 58 smelters were non-conformant smelters, as determined by the RMAP.
Synaptics compared the smelters identified by each of our suppliers to the list of smelters identified as conformant smelters by the RMAP. Approximately 93% of the smelters used by our suppliers for tantalum, gold, tin and tungsten appeared on this list and are certified by the RMAP as conformant smelters. Based on the information provided by our suppliers, Synaptics believes that the facilities used to process the Minerals contained in Synaptics products include the smelters listed in Exhibit A below.
a. Our suppliers used 37 different smelters located in 12 different countries for tantalum. These countries include Brazil, China, Estonia, Germany, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, North Macedonia, the Russian Federation, Thailand, and the United States of America. Of these smelters, over 97% are certified conformant smelters as defined by the RMAP.
Our suppliers used 108 different smelters located in 34 different countries for gold. These countries include Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czechia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, the Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, and Uzbekistan. Of these smelters, approximately 91% are certified conformant smelters as defined by the RMAP.
Our suppliers used 54 different smelters located in 16 different countries for tin. These countries include Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Rwanda, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States of America, and Vietnam. Of these smelters, approximately 93% are certified conformant smelters as defined by the RMAP.
Smelter data presented in this Report is based on the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process list of Conformant Smelters and Refiners as of April 16, 2022.
Based on each unique smelter identifier number. Smelters are assigned a unique smelter identification number for each mineral they smelt/refine. In some instances, the same smelter was identified by our suppliers with different smelter identification numbers for different minerals. Smelters are only listed once in Exhibit A to this Conflict Minerals Report.
Our suppliers used 41 different smelters located in 11 different countries for tungsten. These countries include Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States of America, and Vietnam. Of these smelters, approximately 95% are certified conformant smelters as defined by the RMAP.
Our suppliers used 81 different smelters located in 20 different countries for cobalt. These countries include Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Finland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Madagascar, Morocco, Norway, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, and Zambia. RMI has begun to assess whether cobalt smelters and refiners are conformant with applicable RMAP protocols; however, the operational impacts of Covid-19 are leading to delays with some RMAP assessments. As of April 16, 2022, RMI has reported 29 cobalt smelters and refiners as conformant with applicable RMAP assessment protocols and 11 cobalt smelters and refiners that are active with respect to progressing to compliance with such protocols. Of the 81 smelters that our suppliers used, 29 are certified conformant smelters as defined by RMAP and 11 are active with respect to progressing to conformant status. We continue to encourage the cobalt refiners in our supply chain to participate in the RMAP process.
Synaptics reasonable country of origin inquiry is based on surveys provided by its suppliers, which report to Synaptics whether its smelters are certified as conformant smelters. Certain of Synaptics suppliers were unable to determine the countries of origin of the Minerals it provided to us, therefore, we are unable, at this time, to conclusively determine the countries of origin of all the Minerals used in our products.
During the Reporting Period, we conducted the due diligence efforts described in this Report to determine the mine or location of the Minerals in our products. We relied on the information provided by independent third-party audit programs, such as the RMI, to determine whether the smelters disclosed by our suppliers are conformant smelters, as defined by the RMAP.
We continue to recommend to, and put pressure on, our suppliers who had non-conformant smelters in their supply chain in calendar year 2021 to remove such non-conformant smelters from their supply chain as soon as possible and we require such suppliers to submit a plan to Synaptics detailing their efforts to either remove or replace such smelter. We also have an audit plan in place, which was created to audit the design, performance and effectiveness of our due diligence framework and due diligence measures as they relate to the Minerals.
As discussed above, where possible, Synaptics has relied on third party assurances and certifications. For example, we accept as reliable any smelter that is identified as conformant by the RMAP. To the extent that other audited supplier certifications are provided to Synaptics, Synaptics may consider reliance on such certifications on a case-by-case basis.
Additional Due Diligence and Risk Mitigation
Synaptics periodically assesses the risk of other minerals in its products, and we update our due diligence process to address the risk of additional minerals, when appropriate.
We will continue to monitor our supply chain, including smelters used by our suppliers, to ensure that all smelters used by our suppliers are conformant with the RMAP. We will continue to pressure our supply chain to provide complete and accurate information regarding their smelters who provide the Minerals; continue to pressure our supply chain to either remove or replace non-conformant smelters from their own supply chain; remove from our supply chain those suppliers who continually refuse to or who are unable to provide complete information regarding their smelters; remove from our supply chain those suppliers who continue to maintain non-conformant smelters in their supply chain; and audit the results of supplier responses to the Template.
Due to the size, breadth and complexity of our supply chain, the process of successfully tracing all of the necessary Minerals used in our products back to their country of origin will require additional time and resources. Our ability to make determinations about the presence and source of origin of such Minerals in our products depends upon a number of factors including, but not limited to: (i) the respective due diligence efforts of our suppliers and their supply chain, as well as their willingness to disclose such information to us, and (ii) the ability and willingness of our supply chain to adopt the OECD Guidance and other initiatives or guidance that may develop over time with respect to responsible sourcing. The inability to obtain reliable information from any level of our supply chain could have a material impact on our ability to provide meaningful information on the presence and origin of necessary Minerals in our products supply chain with any reasonable degree of certainty. There can be no assurance that our suppliers will continue to cooperate with our diligence inquiries and our requests for certifications, or to provide us with the documentation or other evidence that we consider reliable in a timeframe sufficient to allow us to make a reasonable and reliable assessment following appropriate further diligence measures, as may be required.
Smelters reported in Synaptics Supply Chain as of December 31, 2021:
|ACL Metais Eireli||Brazil|
|Advanced Chemical Company||United States of America|
|Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|Al Etihad Gold Refinery DMCC||United Arab Emirates|
|Allgemeine Gold-und Silberscheideanstalt A.G.||Germany|
|Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex (AMMC)||Uzbekistan|
|Alpha||United States of America|
|American Freeport||United States of America|
|AngloGold Ashanti Corrego do Sitio Mineracao||Brazil|
|Asahi Pretec Corp.||Japan|
|Asahi Refining Canada Ltd.||Canada|
|Asahi Refining USA Inc.||United States of America|
|Asaka Riken Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|Asia Tungsten Products Vietnam Ltd.||Vietnam|
|AU Traders and Refiners||South Africa|
|Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines)||Philippines|
|C. Hafner GmbH + Co. KG||Germany|
|CCR Refinery - Glencore Canada Corporation||Canada|
|Cendres + Metaux S.A.||Switzerland|
|Chambishi Metals PLC||Zambia|
|Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd.||China|
|Chemaf Etoile||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Chemaf Usoke||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Chenzhou Diamond Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.||China|
|Chenzhou Yunxiang Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd.||China|
|Chifeng Dajingzi Tin Industry Co., Ltd.||China|
|China Molybdenum Co., Ltd.||China|
|China Tin Group Co., Ltd.||China|
|Chizhou CN New Materials and Technology Co., Ltd.||China|
|Chongyi Zhangyuan Tungsten Co., Ltd.||China|
|Compagnie de Tifnout Tiranimine||Morocco|
|Coral Bay Nickel Corp.||Philippines|
|Cosmo Chemical, Ltd.||South Korea|
|D Block Metals, LLC||United States of America|
|DODUCO Contacts and Refining GmbH||Germany|
|DS PRETECH Co., Ltd.||South Korea|
|DSC (Do Sung Corporation)||South Korea|
|Dynatec Madagascar Company||Madagascar|
|Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd. East Plant||Japan|
|Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd. North Plant||Japan|
|Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd. West Plant||Japan|
|Emirates Gold DMCC||United Arab Emirates|
|Exotech Inc.||United States of America|
|F&X Electro-Materials Ltd.||China|
|Fairsky Industrial Co., Limited||China|
|FIR Metals & Resource Ltd.||China|
|Fujian Ganmin RareMetal Co., Ltd.||China|
|Gangzhou Yi Hao Umicore Industry Co.||China|
|Ganzhou Haichuang Tungsten Co., Ltd.||China|
|Ganzhou Highpower Techology Co., Ltd.||China|
|Ganzhou Huaxing Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.||China|
|Ganzhou Jiangwu Ferrotungsten Co., Ltd.||China|
|Ganzhou Seadragon W & Mo Co., Ltd.||China|
|Ganzhou Tengyuan Cobalt New Material Co., Ltd.||China|
|Geib Refining Corporation||United States of America|
|Gejiu Kai Meng Industry and Trade LLC||China|
|Gejiu Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Co., Ltd.||China|
|Gejiu Yunxin Nonferrous Electrolysis Co., Ltd.||China|
|Gejiu Zili Mining And Metallurgy Co., Ltd.||China|
|Gem (Jiangsu) Cobalt Industry Co., Ltd.||China|
|Glencore International AG||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Glencore Nikkelverk Refinery||Norway|
|Global Advanced Metals Aizu||Japan|
|Global Advanced Metals Boyertown||United States of America|
|Global Tungsten & Powders Corp.||United States of America|
|Gold Refinery of Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd.||China|
|Guangdong Hanhe Non-Ferrous Metal Co., Ltd.||China|
|Guangdong Jiana Energy Technology Co., Ltd.||China|
|Guangdong Xianglu Tungsten Co., Ltd.||China|
|Guangxi Yinyi Advanced Material Co., Ltd.||China|
|H.C. Starck Hermsdorf GmbH||Germany|
|H.C. Starck Inc.||United States of America|
|H.C. Starck Tungsten GmbH||Germany|
|Harima Refinery, Sumitomo Metal Mining||Japan|
|Heimerle + Meule GmbH||Germany|
|Hengyang King Xing Lifeng New Materials Co., Ltd.||China|
|Heraeus Germany GmbH Co. KG||Germany|
|Heraeus Metals Hong Kong Ltd.||China|
|HuiChang Hill Tin Industry Co., Ltd.||China|
|Huichang Jinshunda Tin Co., Ltd.||China|
|Hunan Brunp Recycling Technology Co., Ltd.||China|
|Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd.||China|
|Hunan Chuangda Vanadium Tungsten Co., Ltd. Wuji||China|
|Hunan Chunchang Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.||China|
|Hunan CNGR New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd.||China|
|Hunan Jinxin New Material Holding Co., Ltd.||China|
|Hunan Litian Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.||China|
|Hunan Shiji Yintian New Material Co., Ltd.||China|
|Hunan Yacheng New Materials Co., Ltd.||China|
|Hydrometallurg, JSC||Russian Federation|
|ICoNiChem||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|Inner Mongolia Qiankun Gold and Silver Refinery Share Co., Ltd.||China|
|Ishifuku Metal Industry Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|Istanbul Gold Refinery||Turkey|
|Japan New Metals Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|Jiangmen Umicore Chang Xin New Materials Co., Ltd.||China|
|Jiangsu Xiongfeng Technology Co., Ltd.||China|
|Jiangwu H.C. Starck Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.||China|
|Jiangxi Copper Co., Ltd.||China|
|Jiangxi Dinghai Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.||China|
|Jiangxi Gan Bei Tungsten Co., Ltd.||China|
|Jiangxi Jiangwu Cobalt Industrial Co., Ltd.||China|
|Jiangxi New Nanshan Technology Ltd.||China|
|Jiangxi Rui da Xinnengyuan Technology Co., Ltd.||China|
|Jiangxi Tonggu Non-ferrous Metallurgical & Chemical Co., Ltd.||China|
|Jiangxi Tuohong New Raw Material||China|
|Jiangxi Xinsheng Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.||China|
|Jiangxi Yaosheng Tungsten Co., Ltd.||China|
|Jingchuan Group Co., Ltd.||China|
|Jingmen GEM Co., Ltd.||China|
|JiuJiang JinXin Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.||China|
|Jiujiang Tanbre Co., Ltd.||China|
|Jiujiang Zhongao Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.||China|
|JSC Kolskaya Mining and Metallurgical Company (Kola MMC)||Russian Federation|
|JSC Novosibirsk Refinery||Russian Federation|
|JSC Uralelectromed||Russian Federation|
|JX Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|Kamoto Copper Company||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|KEMET de Mexico||Mexico|
|Kennametal Fallon||United States of America|
|Kennametal Huntsville||United States of America|
|Kennecott Utah Copper LLC||United States of America|
|KGETS Co., Ltd.||South Korea|
|KGHM Polska Miedz Spolka Akcyjna||Poland|
|Kojima Chemicals Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|Korea Zinc Co., Ltd.||South Korea|
|La Compagnie de Traitement des Rejets de Kingamyambo S.A.||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Lanzhou Jinchuan Advanced Materials Technology Co., Ltd.||China|
|Lianyou Metals Co., Ltd.||Taiwan|
|LSM Brasil S.A.||Brazil|
|LS-NIKKO Copper Inc.||South Korea|
|LT Metal Ltd.||South Korea|
|Luna Smelter, Ltd.||Rwanda|
|Maanshan Weitai Tin Co., Ltd.||China|
|Magnus Minerais Metais e Ligas Ltda.||Brazil|
|Malaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC)||Malaysia|
|Malipo Haiyu Tungsten Co., Ltd.||China|
|Masan High-Tech Materials||Vietnam|
|Materion||United States of America|
|Matsuda Sangyo Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|Mechema Chemicals (Thailand) Co., Ltd.||Thailand|
|Mechema Chemicals shang-yu||China|
|Mechema Korea, Co., Ltd.||South Korea|
|Mechema Taiwan Plant 1||Taiwan|
|Mechema Taiwan Plant 2||Taiwan|
|Melt Metais e Ligas S.A.||Brazil|
|Metal Mines Sarl||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Metallic Resources, Inc.||United States of America|
|Metallo Belgium N.V.||Belgium|
|Metallo Spain S.L.U.||Spain|
|Metallurgical Products India Pvt., Ltd.||India|
|Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd.||China|
|Metalor Technologies (Singapore) Pte., Ltd.||Singapore|
|Metalor Technologies (Suzhou) Ltd.||China|
|Metalor Technologies S.A.||Switzerland|
|Metalor USA Refining Corporation||United States of America|
|Metalurgica Met-Mex Penoles S.A. De C.V.||Mexico|
|Mine de Bou-Azzer||Morocco|
|Mineracao Taboca S.A.||Brazil|
|Mitsubishi Materials Corporation||Japan|
|Mitsui & Co.||Japan|
|Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|MKM La Miniere de Kalumbwe Myunga||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|MMTC-PAMP India Pvt., Ltd.||India|
|Moliren Ltd.||Russian Federation|
|Moscow Special Alloys Processing Plant||Russian Federation|
|Murrin Murrin Nickel Cobalt Plant||Australia|
|Nadir Metal Rafineri San. Ve Tic. A.S.||Turkey|
|Nanjing Hanrui Cobalt||China|
|Nantong Xinwei Nickel Cobalt Technology Development Co., Ltd.||China|
|National Electronic Alloys Inc.||United States of America|
|Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat||Uzbekistan|
|New Era Group Zhejiang Zhongneng Cycle Technology Co., Ltd.||China|
|Niagara Refining LLC||United States of America|
|Nihon Kagaku Sangyo Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|Nihon Material Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|Ningbo Hubang New Material Co., Ltd.||China|
|Ningbo Yanmen Chemical Co., Ltd.||China|
|Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd.||China|
|Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy||Finland|
|NPM Silmet AS||Estonia|
|O.M. Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.||Thailand|
|O.M. Manufacturing Philippines, Inc.||Philippines|
|Ogussa Osterreichische Gold- und Silber-Scheideanstalt GmbH||Austria|
|Ohura Precious Metal Industry Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|OJSC The Gulidov Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant (OJSC Krastsvetmet)||Russian Federation|
|Operaciones Metalurgicas S.A.||Bolivia|
|Philippine Chuangxin Industrial Co., Inc.||Philippines|
|Planta Recuperadora de Metales SpA||Chile|
|Port Colborne Refinery||Canada|
|Prioksky Plant of Non-Ferrous Metals||Russian Federation|
|PT Aneka Tambang (Persero) Tbk||Indonesia|
|PT Artha Cipta Langgeng||Indonesia|
|PT ATD Makmur Mandiri Jaya||Indonesia|
|PT Babel Inti Perkasa||Indonesia|
|PT Babel Surya Alam Lestari||Indonesia|
|PT Bangka Serumpun||Indonesia|
|PT Mechema Indonesia||Indonesia|
|PT Menara Cipta Mulia||Indonesia|
|PT Mitra Stania Prima||Indonesia|
|PT Prima Timah Utama||Indonesia|
|PT Rajawali Rimba Perkasa||Indonesia|
|PT Rajehan Ariq||Indonesia|
|PT Refined Bangka Tin||Indonesia|
|PT Stanindo Inti Perkasa||Indonesia|
|PT Timah Tbk Kundur||Indonesia|
|PT Timah Tbk Mentok||Indonesia|
|PT Tinindo Inter Nusa||Indonesia|
|PX Precinox S.A.||Switzerland|
|QuantumClean||United States of America|
|Quzhou Huayou Cobalt New Material Co., Ltd.||China|
|Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd.||South Africa|
|Remondis PMR B.V.||Netherlands|
|Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda.||Brazil|
|Royal Canadian Mint||Canada|
|Ruashi Mining SAS||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Rui Da Hung||Taiwan|
|Samduck Precious Metals||South Korea|
|SAXONIA Edelmetalle GmbH||Germany|
|SEMPSA Joyeria Plateria S.A.||Spain|
|Shandong Gold Smelting Co., Ltd.||China|
|Shandong Zhaojin Gold & Silver Refinery Co., Ltd.||China|
|Shaoguan Zhonghong Metal Industrial Co., Ltd||China|
|Sichuan Tianze Precious Metals Co., Ltd.||China|
|Singway Technology Co., Ltd.||Taiwan|
|SOCIETE MINIERE DU KATANGA (SOMIKA SARL)||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Societe pour le Traitment du Terril de Lubumbashi (STL)||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|SOE Shyolkovsky Factory of Secondary Precious Metals||Russian Federation|
|Soft Metais Ltda.||Brazil|
|Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp.||Taiwan|
|Solikamsk Magnesium Works OAO||Russian Federation|
|Specialty Metals Resources Ltd||Hong Kong|
|Sumitomo Metal Mining||Japan|
|Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|SungEel HiMetal Co., Ltd.||South Korea|
|SungEel HiTech Co.,Ltd.||South Korea|
|Taganito HPAL Nickel Corp||Philippines|
|Taki Chemical Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.||Japan|
|TANIOBIS Co., Ltd.||Thailand|
|TANIOBIS Japan Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|TANIOBIS Smelting GmbH & Co. KG||Germany|
|Telex Metals||United States of America|
|Tenke Fungurume||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Thai Nguyen Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd.||Vietnam|
|Tianjin Maolian Science & Technology Co., Ltd.||China|
|Tin Technology & Refining||United States of America|
|Tokuriki Honten Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|Traxys North America, LLC||United States of America|
|Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC||Kazakhstan|
|Umicore Finland Oy||Finland|
|Umicore Precious Metals Thailand||Thailand|
|Umicore S.A. Business Unit Precious Metals Refining||Belgium|
|Unecha Refractory metals plant||Russian Federation|
|United Precious Metal Refining, Inc.||United States of America|
|Western Australian Mint (T/a The Perth Mint)||Australia|
|White Solder Metalurgia e Mineracao Ltda.||Brazil|
|WIELAND Edelmetalle GmbH||Germany|
|Wolfram Bergbau und Hutten AG||Austria|
|Woltech Korea Co., Ltd.||South Korea|
|Xiamen Tungsten (H.C.) Co., Ltd.||China|
|Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd.||China|
|Xiangtan Huacheng Nickel Cobalt New Material Co., Ltd.||China|
|XIMEI RESOURCES (GUANDONG) LIMITED||China|
|Xinfeng Huarui Tungsten & Molybdenum New Material Co., Ltd.||China|
|XinXing HaoRong Electronic Material Co., Ltd.||China|
|XTC New Energy Materials (Xiamen) LTD.||China|
|Yamakin Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|Yanling Jincheng Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.||China|
|Yokohama Metal Co., Ltd.||Japan|
|Yunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd.||China|
|Yunnan Tin Company Limited||China|
|Yunnan Yunfan Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd.||China|
|Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd.||China|
|Zhejiang Zhongjin Greatpower Lithium-Battery Industrial||China|
|Zhongyuan Gold Smelter of Zhongjin Gold Corporation||China|
|Zhuhai Kelixin Metal Materials Co., Ltd.||China|
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