UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM SD

SPECIALIZED DISCLOSURE REPORT

 

 

AudioCodes Ltd.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

ISRAEL 0-30070
(State or other jurisdiction of (Commission file number)
incorporation or organization)  

 

 

Hayarden St. 1, Airport City, Lod, Israel 7019900

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

Ofer Nimtsovich, 972-3-9764000

(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:

 

xRule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 1 – Conflict Minerals Disclosure

 

This Specialized Disclosure Report on Form SD (“Form SD”) of AudioCodes Ltd. (“AudioCodes,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) for the year ended December 31, 2019 is presented to comply with Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

 

 

Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report

 

AudioCodes evaluated its current product lines and determined that certain products we manufacture or contract to manufacture contain tin, tungsten, tantalum and/or gold, which are defined as “conflict minerals” by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, that are necessary to the functionality or production of our products. Accordingly, AudioCodes is filing this disclosure along with a Conflict Minerals Report to disclose the measures we have taken to determine the origin of the conflict minerals used in our products.

 

 

Conflict Minerals Disclosure

 

We undertook due diligence measures, including surveying our direct suppliers through an industry-standard survey template for conflict minerals, to try to determine the sources of these minerals, which we purchase through a complex supply chain. Currently, we do not have sufficient information from all our suppliers or other sources to determine the country of origin of the conflict minerals used in our products or identify the facilities used to process those conflict minerals.

 

A copy of our Conflict Minerals Report is filed as Exhibit 1.01 hereto. Our Conflict Minerals Report, as well as our Conflict Minerals Policy, are publicly available on our website at https://www.audiocodes.com/corporate/audiocodes-going-sustainable under the heading "Conflict Minerals”. Except as expressly provided herein, the information on, or that can be accessed through, our website is not part of this Form SD.

 

Item 1.02 Exhibit

 

See Item 2.01 below.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Signatures

 

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.

 

AUDIOCODES LTD.

 

By: /s/ Ofer Nimtsovich

Name: Ofer Nimtsovich

Title: Chief Operating Officer (COO)

 

May 19, 2020

 

 

 

Exhibit 1.01

 

AudioCodes Ltd.

Conflict Minerals Report

For The Year Ended December 31, 2019

 

1.Introduction

 

This is the Conflict Minerals Report for AudioCodes Ltd. (herein referred to as “AudioCodes,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”) filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) pursuant to Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Rule”) for the reporting period from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. The Rule was adopted by the SEC to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to conflict minerals as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The Rule imposes certain reporting obligations on SEC registrants whose manufactured products contain conflict minerals which are necessary to the functionality or production of their products. “Conflict minerals” are defined as cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, gold, wolframite, and their derivatives, which are limited to tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold for the purpose of this assessment.

 

If a registrant can establish that the conflict minerals in its products originated from sources other than the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) or an adjoining country (the “Covered Countries”), or from recycled and scrap sources, the registrant must submit a specialized disclosure report under Form SD that describes the steps that the registrant took to determine the origin of the conflict minerals in its products.

 

If a registrant has reason to believe that any of the conflict minerals in its supply chain may have originated in a Covered Country, or if the registrant is unable to determine the country of origin of those conflict minerals, then the registrant must exercise due diligence on the conflict minerals’ source and chain of custody, and the registrant must annually submit a Conflict Minerals Report to the SEC that includes a description of those due diligence measures.

 

The report presented herein is not audited by an independent private sector auditor in reliance on recent SEC guidance to the effect that the requirement of such an audit has been stayed except if the registrant elects to describe its products as “DRC conflict-free” in its Conflicts Minerals Report.

 

 

 

 

 

2.Company Overview

 

This report has been prepared by AudioCodes. The information includes the activities of all of our majority-owned subsidiaries that are required to be consolidated.

  

AudioCodes designs, develops and sells advanced Voice over-IP (VoIP) and converged VoIP and data networking solutions, products and applications that facilitate secured, resilient and high quality Unified Communications (UC) and Contact Center (CC) services whether deployed on-premise or delivered from the cloud. Providing IP Phones, Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), and cloud-based platforms and applications, our solutions and products are geared to meet the growing needs of enterprises and service providers realigning their operations towards the transition to All-IP networks and hosted business services. AudioCodes is a VoIP technology market leader focused on converged VoIP and data communications offering technology, products and solutions for Enterprise Unified Communications, contact centers, service provider business services, mobile VoIP and Cloud virtualized Data Centers. Our products are deployed globally in enterprise, service provider cloud networks. AudioCodes’ products include IP phones, session border controllers (SBC), media gateways, Multi-Service Business Routers (MSBRs), residential gateways, media servers, mobile communications solutions, value added applications, life cycle management solutions and professional services. AudioCodes high definition (HD) VoIP technologies and products provide enhanced intelligibility and a better end user experience in emerging voice communications services.

  

3.Products Overview

 

Our principal hardware product lines are essentially classified into the following categories: session border controllers, media gateways, multi-service business routers, IP phones, cloud connector appliances, survivable branch appliances, call recorders, fax servers and SOHO routers.

  

4.Supply Chain Overview

 

Because our supply chain is complex, AudioCodes relies upon our suppliers to provide information with respect to the origin of the conflict minerals contained in components and materials supplied to us, including sources of conflict minerals that are supplied to them from sub-tier suppliers. Our suppliers are expected to provide conflict minerals sourcing information to us pursuant to our Conflict Minerals Policy.

 

We have performed a comprehensive analysis of the components used in our products, and the role that suppliers play throughout our manufacturing and product delivery processes. We defined the scope of our conflict minerals due diligence by identifying and contacting our current suppliers that provide components or engage in manufacturing activities that are likely to contain conflict minerals. We adopted the standard Conflict Mineral Reporting Templates (“CMRT”) established by the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (“CFSI”), and sent our conflict minerals due diligence communication survey to these suppliers.

 

 

 

 

With respect to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) requirement to strengthen engagement with suppliers, we have engaged a third-party data collection vendor to conduct, collect and archive suppliers’ responses. Feedback from this engagement has allowed us to render the conclusions and statements in this report. 

 

5.Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (“RCOI”) and RCOI conclusion

 

5.1We conducted an analysis of our products and found that “conflict minerals”, as defined under the Rule (including tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold) can be found in our products and are necessary to the functionality or production of those products. Therefore, we are subject to the reporting obligations of the Rule.

 

5.2A list of all the suppliers and manufacturers AudioCodes contracts with to purchase all the items used in constructing its products was prepared by the Purchasing Department. The list was then reviewed and non-relevant suppliers and manufacturers of items which definitely do not contain tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold were deleted. The final list was evaluated by Purchasing Director and Quality Assurance & Environmental Management Manager.

 

5.3Due to the breadth and complexity of AudioCodes’ products and supply chain, it will take time for many of our suppliers to verify the origin of all conflict minerals. Using our supply chain due diligence processes and efforts, we hope to further develop transparency into our supply chain.

 

5.4Steps conducted this year include:

 

a.Performed internal applicability assessments of products and suppliers to determine which contain or may contain necessary conflict minerals.

 

b.Supplier engagement:

 

§Solicitation of survey responses from relevant suppliers.
§Assessment of suppliers’ responses - identify inconsistent, incomplete, or inaccurate responses.
§Engaging Purchasing Department to directly contact and push non-responsive suppliers.
§As part of our validation process, we sent training materials to suppliers, including an overview of the law and instructions on how to complete the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template, if relevant.

 

c.As part of our effort to identify smelters and refiners, suppliers were requested to fill CMRTs template of version 5.12 or above.

 

 

 

 

5.5Currently, we do not have sufficient information from our suppliers to determine the country of origin of all the conflict minerals used in our products or the facilities used to process those conflict minerals. Therefore, we cannot exclude the possibility that some of these conflict minerals may have originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country and are not from recycled or scrap sources. Based on this result, AudioCodes conducted due diligence activities on the conflict minerals’ source and chain of custody and have described these activities in this Conflict Minerals Report.

  

6.Due Diligence Design

 

6.1Our due diligence processes and efforts have been developed in conjunction with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (OECD Guidance) and the related Supplements for gold and for tin, tantalum and tungsten.

  

7.Due Diligence Performed

 

7.1Establish Strong Company Management Systems

 

7.1.1Conflict Minerals Policy

 

AudioCodes is committed to working with our global supply chain to ensure compliance with the SEC’s conflict minerals rules. Our conflict minerals policy is publicly available on our website at https://www.audiocodes.com/corporate/audiocodes-going-sustainable under the heading "Conflict Minerals”.

 

7.1.2Internal Team

 

AudioCodes has established a task force with representatives from our Legal, Finance, Purchasing and Quality departments to implement our conflict minerals compliance policy. Senior management is briefed about the results of our due diligence efforts on a regular basis.

 

7.1.3Control Systems

 

AudioCodes has established our due diligence compliance process and set forth documentation and record maintenance mechanisms to ensure the retention of relevant documentation in a structured electronic database. Database content enables real-time identification of all countries of origin of the minerals as well as the smelters/refiners status. Since our databases are continuously backed up, this data retention assures availability with no time limitation.

 

 

 

 

AudioCodes’ level CMRT are amended on a monthly basis, as our sub-contractor collects new and/or corrected suppliers’ reports. AudioCodes makes its latest company level CMRT available to its customers upon request.

 

7.1.4Supplier Engagement

 

AudioCodes’ Requirements from AudioCodes’ Suppliers Process Specification (P-08-03E) includes a paragraph detailing our mandatory requirement to comply with the Rule and to strictly follow the framework established by the OECD. This Process Specification is referenced in each Purchase Order issued to our suppliers, and is also available on AudioCodes’ website.

 

7.1.5Grievance Mechanism

 

Grievance mechanism & reporting are defined in our Conflict Minerals Policy.

 

7.2Identify and Assess Risk in the Supply Chain

 

7.2.1As part of our risk based approach, AudioCodes identified the suppliers from which it made purchases over a specified amount during 2019. While trying to move towards the goal of being a conflict minerals free company, we assessed two primary risks in our supply chain: (1) the risk of not receiving on time accurate information from the supplier; and (2) the risk of not being able to replace a supplier. The result was the segmentation of the suppliers into 3 levels of risks: high, medium and low, allowing the Company to focus its risk mitigation efforts according to the supplier level of risk.

 

7.2.2Our Purchasing Department was engaged to urge and push reluctant suppliers and to focus our escalation efforts, with priority to the high-risk suppliers.

 

7.2.3To the best of our efforts, we have identified most of the smelters/refineries in our supply chain.

  

7.3Design and Implement Strategy to Respond to Risks

 

7.3.1Suppliers are requested to supply their conflict minerals compliance declarations using the CMRT template. Such declarations are reviewed by AudioCodes (or its assigned sub-contractor) and verified for completeness and inconsistency.

 

7.3.2Any declaration determined to be inconsistent or missing data is returned to the supplier to correct and complete.

 

7.3.3Under this activity we also track smelters/refiners that have not received a conflict-free designation based on the CFSI/CFSP or other independent third-party validation program, and compare smelters/refiners identified by the supply chain survey against the list of facilities that have received a “conflict free” designation.

 

 

 

 

7.3.4Red Flags analysis on the topics listed below were defined to better identify suspicious behavior and activities:

 

a.Data completion
b.Locations of mineral origin
c.Existence of Company Policy

 

7.3.5Escalation process was documented and implemented which defines how to handle non-responsive and problematic suppliers. The process defines the conditions under which Purchasing should consider suspending or discontinuing engagement with such suppliers.

 

7.3.6VP Operations was informed of the risk analysis efforts and results, as well as of the actions taken consequently.

  

7.4Carry Out Independent Third-Party Audit of Supply Chain Due Diligence at Identified Point in the Supply Chain

 

7.4.1AudioCodes does not have a direct relationship with smelters and refiners of conflict minerals, nor do we perform direct audits of these entities that provide our supply chain with conflict minerals. However, we do rely upon the industry efforts and tools (for example, the CFSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template) in our evaluations.

 

7.5Report Annually on Supply Chain Due Diligence

 

7.5.1AudioCodes’ CMRT is amended on a monthly basis and is available to all requestors. The company’s annual Conflict Minerals Report is downloadable from AudioCodes’ website, at https://www.audiocodes.com/corporate/audiocodes-going-sustainable under the heading "Conflict Minerals”, and filed with the SEC on Form SD.

 

8.Results of Assessments

 

8.1Survey Responses

 

8.1.1Because of our size, the breadth and complexity of our products, and constant changes to our supply chain, it is difficult to identify entities downstream from our direct suppliers. We are relying on our direct suppliers to provide us with information about the source of conflict minerals contained in the components supplied to us. Our direct suppliers are similarly reliant upon information provided by their suppliers.

  

8.1.2Despite receiving responses from suppliers listing smelter or refiner names in their supply chain, a few suppliers were unable to accurately report which specific smelters were part of the supply chain of the components that were sold to AudioCodes in 2019. Therefore, we are not able to determine the facilities that processed the conflict minerals in such products.

 

 

 

 

8.1.3We received responses from more than 98% of the suppliers surveyed. We reviewed the responses against criteria developed to determine which required further engagement with our suppliers. These criteria included untimely or incomplete responses, as well as inconsistencies within the data reported in the Template. We are working directly with these suppliers to have them provide revised responses.

 

8.1.4Most CMRTs were reported at the company level, see table below.

 

Declaration Scopes of Delivered Consolidated Manufacturers
Reported at company level 65%
Reported user defined 13..5%
Reported product list/product 21.5%

 

8.1.5As of today, the responses received from our suppliers can be further categorized as in the table below. CMRTs with major issues are CMRTs with significant incompleteness, inaccuracy, or contradictory information submitted. For example, tantalum, tin, gold, or tungsten was declared used but no smelters were entered for these metals.

 

Consolidated Manufacturers Sub-Collection Status
MFRs delivered satisfactory CMRT 96%
MFRs delivered CMRT with major issues 4%
MFRs whose CMRT was escalated* 0%
MFRs still in process 0%

  

*MFR with at least one or multiple escalations (no major issues). Escalated by the subcontractor to AudioCodes to supply better/correct contact information, to contact the manufacturer directly or otherwise, due to manufacturer’s poor responsiveness.

 

8.1.6The smelters analysis of those above responsive manufacturers is given below. The list of smelters is set forth in the attached Appendix A. The list of mines’ countries of origin is set forth in the attached Appendix B.

 

 

 

 

Smelters Analysis
 With certification
Certified smelters - CFSP/RJC/LBMA/DMCC (a) 71%
Non-certified smelters - CFSP/RJC/LBMA/DMCC (a) 29%
 Legitimacy of smelters (out of the total number of smelters analyzed)

Number of alleged smelters-

FSI/RJC/LBMA/DMCC/DOC/APPLE/INTEL/GS (a)

88%
Unknown smelters 12%

  

(a)Initials of credible sources for conflict minerals information (organizations or company names).

 

8.1.7Based on the information obtained through the due diligence process, AudioCodes does not have sufficient information as yet to determine the country of origin of all the conflict minerals contained in our products.

 

8.1.8The large majority of the responses received provided data at a company or divisional level or, as described above, were unable to specify the smelters or refiners used for components supplied to AudioCodes. We are therefore unable to determine whether any of the conflict minerals reported by the suppliers were contained in components or parts supplied to us or to validate that any of these smelters or refiners are actually in our supply chain.

 

8.1.9We do not gather information from our suppliers on a continuous, real-time basis.

 

8.1.10The Company can only provide reasonable, not absolute, assurance regarding the source and chain of custody of the necessary conflict minerals, since the information is obtained from direct and secondary suppliers and independent third-party audit programs.

 

8.2Efforts to Determine Country of Origin of Mine or Conflict Minerals

 

8.2.1Tracing materials back to their mine of origin is a complex aspect of responsible sourcing in our supply chain. By adopting a methodology based on the OECD guidelines and the CFSI template, we have determined that the information we gathered from the smelters and refiners in our supply chain represents the most reasonable known mine of origin information available to us.

 

 

 

 

 

9.Continuous Improvement Efforts to Mitigate Risks

 

9.1AudioCodes will continue working with its global supply chain to ensure responsible sourcing and assure compliance with international regulations.

 

9.2AudioCodes will strengthen communications with suppliers in order to improve the number of suppliers that respond to the company's supply chain surveys.

 

9.3AudioCodes will analysis its data base and sort out all non-active parts, to focus on an accurate suppliers’ data base

 

10.Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Report contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will include words such as “may”, “will,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” or “opportunity,” the negative of these words or words of similar import. Examples of forward-looking statements include statements relating to our future plans, and any other statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions, which may not prove to be accurate. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in such statements. As a result, these statements speak only as of the date they are made and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, except as required by U.S. federal securities laws.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Appendix A: Smelters list

 

1. GOLD

 

Metal Smelter Name Country
Gold 8853 S.p.A. ITALY
Gold Abington Reldan Metals, LLC UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold Advanced Chemical Company UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold African Gold Refinery UGANDA
Gold Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd. JAPAN
Gold Al Etihad Gold Refinery DMCC UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Gold Allgemeine Gold-und Silberscheideanstalt A.G. GERMANY
Gold Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex (AMMC) UZBEKISTAN
Gold AngloGold Ashanti Corrego do Sitio Mineracao BRAZIL
Gold Argor-Heraeus S.A. SWITZERLAND
Gold Asahi Pretec Corp. JAPAN
Gold Asahi Refining Canada Ltd. CANADA
Gold Asahi Refining USA Inc. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold Asaka Riken Co., Ltd. JAPAN
Gold Atasay Kuyumculuk Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. TURKEY
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 Caridad MEXICO
Gold CCR Refinery - Glencore Canada Corporation CANADA
Gold Cendres + Metaux S.A. SWITZERLAND
Gold CGR Metalloys Pvt Ltd. INDIA
Gold Chimet S.p.A. ITALY
Gold Chugai Mining JAPAN
Gold Daejin Indus Co., Ltd. KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold Daye Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Ltd. CHINA
Gold Degussa Sonne / Mond Goldhandel GmbH GERMANY
Gold Dijllah Gold Refinery FZC UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Gold DODUCO Contacts and Refining GmbH GERMANY
Gold Dowa JAPAN

 

 

 

 

Gold DS PRETECH Co., Ltd. KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold DSC (Do Sung Corporation) KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd. JAPAN
Gold Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd. North Plant JAPAN
Gold Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd. West Plant JAPAN
Gold Emirates Gold DMCC UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Gold Fidelity Printers and Refiners Ltd. ZIMBABWE
Gold Fujairah Gold FZC UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Gold GCC Gujrat Gold Centre Pvt. Ltd. INDIA
Gold Geib Refining Corporation UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold Gold Refinery of Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold Great Wall Precious Metals Co., Ltd. of CBPM CHINA
Gold Guangdong Jinding Gold Limited CHINA
Gold Guoda Safina High-Tech Environmental Refinery Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold Hangzhou Fuchunjiang Smelting Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold HeeSung Metal Ltd. KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold Heimerle + Meule GmbH GERMANY
Gold Heraeus Metals Hong Kong Ltd. CHINA
Gold Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG GERMANY
Gold Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold Hunan Guiyang yinxing Nonferrous Smelting Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold HwaSeong CJ Co., Ltd. KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold Inner Mongolia Qiankun Gold and Silver Refinery Share Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold International Precious Metal Refiners UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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 Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Plant RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold JSC Uralelectromed RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold JX Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd. JAPAN
Gold Kaloti Precious Metals UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Gold Kazakhmys Smelting LLC KAZAKHSTAN
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 KYSHTYM COPPER-ELECTROLYTIC PLANT ZAO RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold L'azurde Company For Jewelry SAUDI ARABIA
Gold Lingbao Gold Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold Lingbao Jinyuan Tonghui Refinery Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold L'Orfebre S.A. ANDORRA
Gold LS-NIKKO Copper Inc. KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold Luoyang Zijin Yinhui Gold Refinery Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold Marsam Metals BRAZIL
Gold Materion UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold Matsuda Sangyo Co., Ltd. JAPAN
Gold Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd. CHINA
Gold Metalor Technologies (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. SINGAPORE
Gold Metalor Technologies (Suzhou) Ltd. CHINA
Gold Metalor Technologies S.A. SWITZERLAND
Gold Metalor USA Refining Corporation UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold Metalurgica Met-Mex Penoles S.A. De C.V. MEXICO
Gold Mitsubishi Materials Corporation JAPAN
Gold Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd. JAPAN
Gold MMTC-PAMP India Pvt., Ltd. INDIA
Gold Modeltech Sdn Bhd MALAYSIA
Gold Morris and Watson NEW ZEALAND
Gold Morris and Watson Gold Coast AUSTRALIA
Gold Moscow Special Alloys Processing Plant RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold Nadir Metal Rafineri San. Ve Tic. A.S. TURKEY
Gold Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat UZBEKISTAN
Gold NH Recytech Company KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
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 OJSC Novosibirsk Refinery RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold PAMP S.A. SWITZERLAND
Gold Pease & Curren UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold Penglai Penggang Gold Industry Co., Ltd. CHINA
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

 

 

 

 

Gold QG Refining, LLC UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd. SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Refinery of Seemine Gold Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold REMONDIS PMR B.V. NETHERLANDS
Gold Royal Canadian Mint CANADA
Gold SAAMP FRANCE
Gold Sabin Metal Corp. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold Safimet S.p.A ITALY
Gold Safina a.s. CZECHIA
Gold Sai Refinery INDIA
Gold Samduck Precious Metals KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold SAMWON METALS Corp. KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold SAXONIA Edelmetalle GmbH GERMANY
Gold SEMPSA Joyeria Plateria S.A. SPAIN
Gold Shandong Humon Smelting Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold Shandong Tiancheng Biological Gold Industrial Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold Shandong Zhaojin Gold & Silver Refinery Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold Sichuan Tianze Precious Metals Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold Singway Technology Co., Ltd. TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
Gold SOE Shyolkovsky Factory of Secondary Precious Metals RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp. TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
Gold Sovereign Metals INDIA
Gold State Research Institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology LITHUANIA
Gold Sudan Gold Refinery SUDAN
Gold Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. JAPAN
Gold SungEel HiMetal Co., Ltd. KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold T.C.A S.p.A ITALY
Gold Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. JAPAN
Gold The Refinery of Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold Tokuriki Honten Co., Ltd. JAPAN
Gold Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold Tony Goetz NV BELGIUM
Gold TOO Tau-Ken-Altyn KAZAKHSTAN
Gold Torecom KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Gold Umicore Brasil Ltda. BRAZIL
Gold Umicore Precious Metals Thailand THAILAND
Gold Umicore S.A. Business Unit Precious Metals Refining BELGIUM
Gold United Precious Metal Refining, Inc. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold Valcambi S.A. SWITZERLAND
Gold Western Australian Mint (T/a The Perth Mint) AUSTRALIA
Gold WIELAND Edelmetalle GmbH GERMANY
Gold Yamakin Co., Ltd. JAPAN
Gold Yokohama Metal Co., Ltd. JAPAN
Gold Yunnan Copper Industry Co., Ltd. CHINA
Gold Zhongyuan Gold Smelter of Zhongjin Gold Corporation CHINA

  

 

 

 

2. TANTALUM

 

Metal Smelter Name Country
Tantalum Asaka Riken Co., Ltd. JAPAN
Tantalum Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tantalum CP Metals Inc. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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 Rising Rare Metals-EO Materials Ltd. CHINA
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
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 Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tantalum NPM Silmet AS ESTONIA
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

 

 

 

 

 3. TIN

 

Tin Alpha UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tin An Vinh Joint Stock Mineral Processing Company VIET NAM
Tin Chenzhou Yunxiang Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tin Chifeng Dajingzi Tin Industry Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tin China Tin Group Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tin CV Ayi Jaya INDONESIA
Tin CV Dua Sekawan INDONESIA
Tin CV Gita Pesona INDONESIA
Tin CV United Smelting INDONESIA
Tin CV Venus Inti Perkasa INDONESIA
Tin Dongguan CiEXPO Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tin Dowa JAPAN
Tin Electro-Mechanical Facility of the Cao Bang Minerals & Metallurgy Joint Stock Company VIET NAM
Tin EM Vinto BOLIVIA (PLURINATIONAL STATE OF)
Tin Estanho de Rondonia S.A. BRAZIL
Tin Fenix Metals POLAND
Tin Gejiu City Fuxiang Industry and Trade Co., Ltd. CHINA
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 Jiangxi New Nanshan Technology Ltd. CHINA
Tin Ma'anshan Weitai Tin Co., Ltd. CHINA
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 Minsur PERU
Tin Mitsubishi Materials Corporation JAPAN
Tin Modeltech Sdn Bhd MALAYSIA
Tin Nghe Tinh Non-Ferrous Metals Joint Stock Company VIET NAM
Tin O.M. Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. THAILAND
Tin O.M. Manufacturing Philippines, Inc. PHILIPPINES
Tin Operaciones Metalurgicas S.A. BOLIVIA (PLURINATIONAL STATE OF)
Tin Pongpipat Company Limited MYANMAR
Tin Precious Minerals and Smelting Limited INDIA
Tin PT Aries Kencana Sejahtera INDONESIA
Tin PT Artha Cipta Langgeng INDONESIA
Tin PT ATD Makmur Mandiri Jaya INDONESIA
Tin PT Babel Inti Perkasa INDONESIA
Tin PT Babel Surya Alam Lestari 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 Bukit Timah INDONESIA
Tin PT DS Jaya Abadi INDONESIA
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 Premium Tin Indonesia INDONESIA
Tin PT Prima Timah Utama INDONESIA
Tin PT Rajawali Rimba Perkasa INDONESIA
Tin PT Rajehan Ariq INDONESIA
Tin PT REFINED BANGKA TIN 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 Timah Tbk Kundur INDONESIA
Tin PT Timah Tbk Mentok INDONESIA

 

 

 

 

Tin PT Tinindo Inter Nusa INDONESIA
Tin PT Tirus Putra Mandiri INDONESIA
Tin PT Tommy Utama INDONESIA
Tin Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda. BRAZIL
Tin Rui Da Hung TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
Tin SIZER METALS PTE  LTD SINGAPORE
Tin Soft Metais Ltda. BRAZIL
Tin Super Ligas BRAZIL
Tin Thai Nguyen Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd. VIET NAM
Tin Thaisarco THAILAND
Tin Tin Technology & Refining UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tin Tuyen Quang Non-Ferrous Metals Joint Stock Company VIET NAM
Tin White Solder Metalurgia e Mineracao Ltda. BRAZIL
Tin Yunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tin Yunnan Tin Company Limited CHINA
Tin Yunnan Yunfan Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd. CHINA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. TUNGSTEN

 

Metal Smelter Name Country
Tungsten A.L.M.T. Corp. JAPAN
Tungsten ACL Metais Eireli BRAZIL
Tungsten Asia Tungsten Products Vietnam Ltd. VIET NAM
Tungsten Chenzhou Diamond Tungsten Products Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tungsten Chongyi Zhangyuan Tungsten Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tungsten CNMC (Guangxi) PGMA Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tungsten Fujian Ganmin RareMetal Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tungsten Fujian Jinxin Tungsten Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tungsten Ganzhou Haichuang Tungsten Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tungsten Ganzhou Huaxing Tungsten Products 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 Guangdong Xianglu Tungsten Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tungsten H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co. KG GERMANY
Tungsten H.C. Starck Tungsten GmbH GERMANY
Tungsten Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tungsten Hunan Chuangda Vanadium Tungsten Co., Ltd. Wuji CHINA
Tungsten Hunan Chunchang Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tungsten Hunan Litian Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd. 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 Dayu Longxintai Tungsten Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tungsten Jiangxi Gan Bei Tungsten Co., Ltd. CHINA
Tungsten Jiangxi Minmetals Gao'an Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd. CHINA
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 JSC "Kirovgrad Hard Alloys Plant" RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tungsten Kennametal Fallon UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tungsten Kennametal Huntsville UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tungsten KGETS Co., Ltd. KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Tungsten Lianyou Metals Co., Ltd. TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
Tungsten Malipo Haiyu Tungsten Co., Ltd. CHINA

 

 

 

 

Tungsten Masan Tungsten Chemical LLC (MTC) VIET NAM
Tungsten Moliren Ltd. RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tungsten Niagara Refining LLC UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tungsten Philippine Chuangxin Industrial Co., Inc. PHILIPPINES
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
Tungsten Xinhai Rendan Shaoguan Tungsten Co., Ltd. CHINA

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Appendix B: Mines Country of Origin list

  

Angola
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Belitung Island
Bolivia
Brazil
Burundi
Canada
China
Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo
Ethiopia
Germany
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Malaysia
Mexico
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nigeria
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Republic of Kazakhstan
Russia
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
The Kyrgyz Republic (KYRGYZSTAN)
Turkey
Uganda
USA
Vietnam
Zimbabwe