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, 2018 (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 Commission’s (“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 a leading worldwide developer and supplier of custom-designed human interface semiconductor product solutions that enable people to interact more easily and intuitively with a wide variety of mobile computing, communications, entertainment, and other electronic devices. Synaptics currently generates revenue from the markets for smartphones, tablets, personal computer, or PC, products, primarily notebook computers, Internet of Things, or IoT, which includes devices with voice, speech and video within smart homes, and other select electronic devices, including devices in automobiles, with our customized human interface solutions.  Every solution we deliver either contains or consists of our touch-, display driver-, fingerprint authentication-based-, voice and speech-, or video-semiconductor solutions, which includes our chip, customer-specific firmware, and software.  We generally supply our human interface 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.

 

I.                   Products

The following products were identified during the Reporting Period as products that may contain conflict minerals and/or cobalt 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 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. AudioSmart far-field voice solutions are used in smart-speakers and other applications.
  • Our VideoSmart™ 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 ImagingSmart™ 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.

 

II.                Due Diligence

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 Initiative’s (RMI) Conflict Minerals Reporting Template for calendar year 2018 (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.

1. Synaptics identified 89 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.

2. Synaptics sent out a Conflict Minerals 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 RMI’s Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP). For any non-conformant smelters identified, Synaptics strongly recommended the supplier remove such non-conformant smelter from the supplier’s 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.

3. 100% of the suppliers identified in No. 1 above completed the steps described in No. 2 above. 20 suppliers declared that their products did not contain any conflict minerals or cobalt. Of the 69 suppliers who stated their products may contain conflict minerals and/or cobalt, approximately 68% stated gold may be in the products supplied to Synaptics; approximately 77% stated tin may be in the products supplied to Synaptics; approximately 19% stated tantalum may be in the products supplied to Synaptics; approximately 30% stated tungsten may be in the products supplied to Synaptics; and approximately 23% stated cobalt may be in the products supplied to Synaptics.

4. Approximately 91% of the suppliers who responded identified all smelters used in their supply chain in accordance with the Template and its instructions; six suppliers could not identify their source(s) for cobalt. 77% of the suppliers who stated their products may contain conflict minerals and/or cobalt, certified that the metals or materials they supplied to Synaptics were conflict-free Minerals[1]. Of the 16 suppliers who could not certify that all of their smelters were conformant, six suppliers sourced cobalt from unknown sources and 11 suppliers sourced conflict minerals from a combined 244 different smelters, of which only six smelters were listed as non-conformant smelters, as determined by the RMAP, and only four smelters (or approximately 1% of the total smelters used by these suppliers) continue to operate.

5. Synaptics compared the smelters identified by each of our suppliers to the list of smelters identified as conformant smelters by the RMAP. 98% 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[2].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.

 

6.

a. Our suppliers used 39 different smelters located in 11 different countries for tantalum. These countries include Brazil, China, Estonia, Germany, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Thailand and the United States of America. Of these smelters, 100% are certified conformant smelters as defined by the RMAP.

b. Our suppliers used 99 different smelters located in 30 different countries for gold. These countries include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, the Philippines, 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 98% are certified conformant smelters as defined by the RMAP.

c. Our suppliers used 73 different smelters located in 14 different countries for tin. These countries include Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States of America. Of these smelters, approximately 96% are certified conformant smelters as defined by the RMAP.

d. Our suppliers used 40 different smelters located in 10 different countries for tungsten. These countries include Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, South Korea, the United States of America, and Vietnam. Of these smelters, approximately 98% are certified conformant smelters as defined by the RMAP.

e. The suppliers who were able to identify their cobalt smelters, identified 26 different smelters located in 9 different countries for cobalt. These countries include Australia, Canada, China, Finland, Japan, Madagascar, Norway, the Philippines, the Russian Federation. As of the date of this Report, the RMAP does not currently have a list of conformant cobalt smelters.

7. 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 2018 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.

III.             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. For calendar year 2018, we included cobalt as an additional Mineral for which we asked our suppliers to provide us with information, consistent with information they have provided to us in the past on conflict minerals.

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.

 

 

 

Exhibit A

Smelters reported in Synaptics’ Supply Chain as of December 31, 2018:                                              

Smelter Name Smelter Country

A.L.M.T. TUNGSTEN Corp.

Japan

ACL Metais Eireli

Brazil

Advanced Chemical Company

United States of America

Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.

Japan

Al Etihad Gold LLC

United Arab Emirates

Alias 8

Australia

Allgemeine Gold-und Silberscheideanstalt A.G.

Germany

Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex (AMMC)

Uzbekistan

Alpha

United States of America

AngloGold Ashanti Corrego do Sitio Mineracao

Brazil

Argor-Heraeus S.A.

Switzerland

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

Aurubis AG

Germany

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines)

Philippines

Boliden AB

Sweden

C. Hafner GmbH + Co. KG

Germany

CCR Refinery - Glencore Canada Corporation

Canada

Cendres + Metaux S.A.

Switzerland

Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd.

China

Chenzhou Diamond Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.

China

Chenzhou Yunxiang Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd.

China

Chifeng Dajingzi Tin Industry Co., Ltd.

China

Chimet S.p.A.

Italy

China Tin Group Co., Ltd.

China

China Yunnan Tin Co Ltd.

China

Chongyi Zhangyuan Tungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Coral Bay Nickel Corp.

Philippines

Coral Bay Nickel Corporation

Philippines

CV Ayi Jaya

Indonesia

CV Dua Sekawan

Indonesia

CV Gita Pesona

Indonesia

CV Tiga Sekawan

Indonesia

CV United Smelting

Indonesia

CV Venus Inti Perkasa

Indonesia

D Block Metals, LLC

United States of America

Daejin Indus Co., Ltd.

South Korea

DODUCO Contacts and Refining GmbH

Germany

Dowa

Japan

DSC (Do Sung Corporation)

South Korea

Dynatec Madagascar

Madagascar

Dynatec Madagascar Company

Madagascar

Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd.

Japan

EM Vinto

Bolivia

Emirates Gold DMCC

United Arab Emirates

Exotech Inc.

United States of America

F&X Electro-Materials Ltd.

China

Fenix Metals

Poland

FIR Metals & Resource Ltd.

China

Freeport Kokkola

Finland

Fujian Jinxin Tungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Ganzhou Huaxing Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.

China

Ganzhou Jiangwu Ferrotungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Ganzhou Seadragon W & Mo Co., Ltd.

China

Geib Refining Corporation

United States of America

Gejiu Fengming Metallurgy Chemical Plant

China

Gejiu Jinye Mineral Company

China

Gejiu Kai Meng Industry and Trade LLC

China

Gejiu Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Co., Ltd.

China

Gejiu Yunxin Nonferrous Electrolysis Co., Ltd.

China

Glencore International AG

China

Glencore Nikkelverk AS

Norway

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 Rising Rare Metals-EO Materials Ltd.

China

Guangdong Xianglu Tungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Guangdong Zhiyuan New Material Co., Ltd.

China

Guangxi Yinyi Advanced Material Co., Ltd.

China

Guanyang Guida Nonferrous Metal Smelting Plant

China

H.C. Starck Co., Ltd.

Thailand

H.C. Starck GmbH Goslar

Germany

H.C. Starck Hermsdorf GmbH

Germany

H.C. Starck Inc.

United States of America

H.C. Starck Ltd.

Japan

H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

H.C. Starck Tungsten GmbH

Germany

HeeSung Metal Ltd.

South Korea

Heimerle + Meule GmbH

Germany

Hengyang King Xing Lifeng New Materials Co., Ltd.

China

Heraeus Ltd. Hong Kong

China

Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

HuiChang Hill Tin Industry Co., Ltd.

China

Huichang Jinshunda Tin Co., Ltd.

China

Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd.

China

Hunan Chuangda Vanadium Tungsten Co., Ltd. Wuji

China

Hunan Chunchang Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.

China

Hydrometallurg, JSC

Russian Federation

Inner Mongolia Qiankun Gold and Silver Refinery Share Co., Ltd.

China

Ishifuku Metal Industry Co., Ltd.

Japan

Istanbul Gold Refinery

Turkey

Italpreziosi

Italy

Japan Mint

Japan

Japan New Metals Co., Ltd.

Japan

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 Ketai Advanced Material Co., Ltd.

China

Jiangxi New Nanshan Technology 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

Jinchuan Group. Co., Ltd.

China

Jiujiang Janny New Material Co., Ltd.

China

JiuJiang JinXin Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.

China

Jiujiang Tanbre Co., Ltd.

China

Jiujiang Zhongao Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.

China

JSC Uralelectromed

Russian Federation

JX Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd.

Japan

Kazzinc

Kazakhstan

KEMET Blue Metals

Mexico

KEMET Blue Powder

United States of America

Kennametal Fallon

United States of America

Kennametal Huntsville

United States of America

Kennecott Utah Copper LLC

United States of America

Kojima Chemicals Co., Ltd.

Japan

Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company

Russian Federation

Korea Zinc Co., Ltd.

South Korea

Kyrgyzaltyn JSC

Kyrgyzstan

Lanzhou Jinchuan Advanced Materials Technology Co., Ltd.

China

LSM Brasil S.A.

Brazil

LS-NIKKO Copper Inc.

South Korea

Magnu's Minerais Metais e Ligas Ltda.

Brazil

Malaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC)

Malaysia

Malipo Haiyu Tungsten Co., Ltd.

China

Marsam Metals

Brazil

Materion

United States of America

Matsuda Sangyo Co., Ltd.

Japan

Melt Metais e Ligas S.A.

Brazil

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

Mineracao Taboca S.A.

Brazil

Minsur

Peru

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation

Japan

Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd.

Japan

MMTC-PAMP India Pvt., Ltd.

India

Modeltech Sdn Bhd

Malaysia

Moliren Ltd.

Russian Federation

Moscow Special Alloys Processing Plant

Russian Federation

Nadir Metal Rafineri San. Ve Tic. A.S.

Turkey

Niagara Refining LLC

United States of America

Nihon Material Co., Ltd.

Japan

Niihama Nickel and Cobalt Facility

Japan

Niihama Nickel Refinery
(Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.)

Japan

Nikkelverk

Norway

Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd.

China

Norilsk Nickel/Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company

Russian Federation

NPM Silmet AS

Estonia

Nui Phao H.C. Starck Tungsten Chemicals Manufacturing LLC

Vietnam

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

OJSC Novosibirsk Refinery

Russian Federation

OMSA

Bolivia

PAMP S.A.

Switzerland

Philippine Chuangxin Industrial Co., Inc.

Philippines

Planta Recuperadora de Metales SpA

Chile

Prioksky Plant of Non-Ferrous Metals

Russian Federation

PT Aneka Tambang (Persero) Tbk

Indonesia

PT Aries Kencana Sejahtera

Indonesia

PT Artha Cipta Langgeng

Indonesia

PT ATD Makmur Mandiri Jaya

Indonesia

PT Babel Inti Perkasa

Indonesia

PT Bangka Prima Tin

Indonesia

PT Bangka Serumpun

Indonesia

PT Bangka Tin Industry

Indonesia

PT Belitung Industri Sejahtera

Indonesia

PT Bukit Timah

Indonesia

PT DS Jaya Abadi

Indonesia

PT Eunindo Usaha Mandiri

Indonesia

PT Inti Stania Prima

Indonesia

PT Karimun Mining

Indonesia

PT Kijang Jaya Mandiri

Indonesia

PT Lautan Harmonis Sejahtera

Indonesia

PT Menara Cipta Mulia

Indonesia

PT Mitra Stania Prima

Indonesia

PT Panca Mega Persada

Indonesia

PT Premium Tin Indonesia

Indonesia

PT Prima Timah Utama

Indonesia

PT Refined Bangka Tin

Indonesia

PT Sariwiguna Binasentosa

Indonesia

PT Stanindo Inti Perkasa

Indonesia

PT Sukses Inti Makmur

Indonesia

PT Sumber Jaya Indah

Indonesia

PT Tambang Timah

Indonesia

PT Timah

Indonesia

PT Tinindo Inter Nusa

Indonesia

PT Tommy Utama

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

Republic Metals Corporation

United States of America

Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda.

Brazil

RFH Tantalum Smeltery Co., Ltd./Yanling Jincheng Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.

China

Royal Canadian Mint

Canada

Rui Da Hung

Taiwan

SAAMP

France

Safimet S.p.A

Italy

Samduck Precious Metals

South Korea

SAXONIA Edelmetalle GmbH

Germany

SEMPSA Joyeria Plateria S.A.

Spain

Shandong Zhaojin Gold & Silver Refinery Co., Ltd.

China

Sichuan Tianze Precious Metals Co., Ltd.

China

Singway Technology Co., Ltd.

Taiwan

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

South-East Nonferrous Metal Company Limited of Hengyang City

China

Sudbury Smelter

Canada

Sumitomo

Japan

Sumitomo Metal Mining

Japan

Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.

Japan

Sumitomo Metal Mining Co.,Ltd

Japan

SungEel HiMetal Co., Ltd.

South Korea

T.C.A S.p.A

Italy

Taki Chemical Co., Ltd.

Japan

Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K

Japan

Tejing (Vietnam) Tungsten Co., Ltd.

Vietnam

Telex Metals

United States of America

Thailand Smelting & Refining Co Ltd

Thailand

The Refinery of Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd.

China

Tokuriki Honten Co., Ltd.

Japan

Torecom

South Korea

Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC

Kazakhstan

Umicore Brasil Ltda.

Brazil

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

Valcambi S.A.

Switzerland

Vale Canada

Canada

Vietnam Youngsun Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.

Vietnam

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

Xinfeng Huarui Tungsten & Molybdenum New Material Co., Ltd.

China

Xinhai Rendan Shaoguan Tungsten Co., Ltd.

China

XinXing HaoRong Electronic Material Co., Ltd.

China

Yamakin Co., Ltd.

Japan

Yokohama Metal Co., Ltd.

Japan

Yunnan Adventure Co., Ltd.

China

Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd.

China

Zhongyuan Gold Smelter of Zhongjin Gold Corporation

China

 


[1] Smelter data presented in this Report is based on the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process list of Conformant Smelters and Refiners as of April 26, 2019.
[2] As of the date of this Report, the RMAP does not currently have a list of conformant cobalt smelters.