THE AUTO
INDUSTRY
AND CONFLICT
MINERALS:

Driving Supply Chain
Responsibility

 WHAT ARE

“CONFLICT

 MINERALS?”

DEFINITION

The minerals TIN, TANTALUM, TUNGSTEN and GOLD (also referred to as “3TG”) are considered “conflict minerals” because they are often mined in conditions of armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries.

WARLORDS
BENEFIT

Conflict minerals provide a major source of funding for warlords in the DRC region, fueling the violence that has plagued the region for decades.

PEOPLE SUFFER

These armed groups use violence to intimidate local populations and maintain control of mines, where workers endure extreme conditions with little or no pay. The atrocities in the region have created a massive humanitarian crisis and a death toll of 5.5 million that grows by the day.

Warlords

HOW CONFLICT

MINERALS

AFFECT US

EVERYDAY USES

Conflict minerals are used in a wide range of products including mobile phones, computers, jewelry and vehicles.

That’s why automakers (also referred to as Original Equipment Manufacturers or OEMs) and their supply chain partners work together to make sure global vehicle production doesn’t support warlords or further the conflict in the DRC.

TANTALUM:

Audio equipment, climate control, sensors, wiper system, seatbelts and fuel pump to name only a few.

TIN:

Fuel tank, sealants, wiring, radiator, even the seat cushions.

GOLD:

On board electronics and fuel cells.

TUNGSTEN:

Circuits, gear teeth and bearing components.

Auto Industry

A TIMELINE

OF INDUSTRY

ACTION

Auto Industry Forms AIAG
MAY 1982
Congress Passes Law on 3TG
JULY 2010
AIAG Starts Collaborating on
Industry Solutions
AUGUST 2010
AIAG and OEMs Issue
Call to Action
APRIL 2011
SEC Issues Final 3TG
Reporting Requirements
AUGUST 2012
AIAG Endorses Reporting Tools
AUGUST 2012
Conflict Minerals Reporting
to SEC Began
MAY 31, 2014

THE TIME

TO ENGAGE

IS NOW

SHARED
RESPONSIBILITY

No one company in the global supply chain bears the responsibility alone. OEMs and suppliers in numerous industries—
automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, electronics and more-
must work together to efficiently address the conflict minerals challenge.

TOGETHER WE CAN

  • Educate and engage our industry peers and stakeholders
  • Create common tools and solutions
  • Reduce the cost and complexity of reporting

AIAG

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

Reporting Deadline: May 31, 2017

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