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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM SD

Specialized Disclosure Report

 

 

 

SLEEP NUMBER CORPORATION

 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Minnesota

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

0-25121

41-1597886

(Commission File No.)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

1001 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

(Address of principal executive offices)    (Zip Code)

 

Samuel R. Hellfeld

Senior Vice President,

Chief Legal and Risk Officer

(763) 551-7000

(Name and telephone number 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:

 

Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Section 1 – Conflict Minerals Disclosure

 

Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report

 

Conflict Minerals Disclosure

This Form SD of Sleep Number Corporation (the “Company”) is filed pursuant to Rule 13p-1 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act, as amended, for the reporting period from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

 

A copy of the Company’s Conflict Minerals Report, filed as Exhibit 1.01 to this Report, is publicly available at www.sleepnumber.com. The website and information accessible through it are not incorporated into this document.

 

Item 1.02 Exhibit

The Company is hereby filing its Conflict Minerals Report as Exhibit 1.01 to this Report.

 

Section 2 - Exhibits

 

Item 2.01 Exhibits

The following exhibit is filed as part of this Report.

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description of Exhibit

1.01

 

Conflict Minerals Report as required by Items 1.01 and 1.02 of this Report.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

SLEEP NUMBER CORPORATION

(Registrant)

 

 

Date:  May 23, 2019

/s/ Samuel R. Hellfeld

By:   Samuel R. Hellfeld

Senior Vice President

Chief Legal and Risk Officer

 

snbr-ex101_15.htm

Exhibit 1.01

 

Exhibit 1.01

 

SLEEP NUMBER CORPORATION

Conflict Minerals Report

For The REPORTING PERIOD

ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2018

 

This is the Conflict Minerals Report (“Report”) for Sleep Number Corporation (“Sleep Number” or the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) for the reporting period from January 1 through December 31, 2018, and is presented in accordance with Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Rule”).  

 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) and adjacent countries have reserves of the minerals tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (collectively known as “3TG”).  3TG minerals are commonly used in manufacturing many consumer products.  3TG minerals are occasionally sourced and traded illegally in the eastern DRC and surrounding areas (collectively, “Covered Countries”) by armed groups also responsible for committing human rights violations.  3TG minerals so sourced and traded are known as “conflict minerals.”  

 

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted the Rule to implement conflict minerals reporting and disclosure requirements set forth in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (“Dodd-Frank”).  Section 1502 requires SEC registrants to disclose whether their manufactured products contain conflict minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of their products.  The minerals subject to the SEC’s disclosure requirements are cassiterite (tin), columbite-tantalite (tantalum), gold, wolframite (tungsten), and their derivatives, which, in the case of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, gold, and wolframite, are limited to 3TG.  Sleep Number files this Conflict Minerals Report pursuant to the Rule and Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank.  

 

1.  Company Overview

 

Sleep Number Corporation, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was founded in 1987 and became publicly traded in 1998.  We are listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq Global Select Market) under the symbol “SNBR.”

 

Our mission is to improve lives by individualizing sleep experiences. Our vision is to become one of the world's most beloved brands by delivering an unparalleled sleep experience. We expect to achieve our goals by executing our consumer innovation strategy with three significant competitive advantages: proprietary sleep innovations, exclusive retail distribution, and lifelong customer relationships.  

 

As a purpose-drive brand and the leader in sleep innovation, Sleep Number delivers proven quality sleep through effortless, adjustable comfort and biometric sleep tracking. We are visionary leaders in sleep and wellness and are redefining what consumers should expect from their bed. Our vertically integrated business model and role as the exclusive designer, manufacturer, marketer, retailer, and servicer of Sleep Number® beds allows us to offer consumers high-quality, individualized sleep solutions and services.  As a direct-to-consumer brand, we offer consumers a cohesive experience across our Sleep Number® stores, online at SleepNumber.com or via phone at (800) 753-3768.

 

In 2018, we revolutionized sleep with our complete line of Sleep Number 360® smart beds. The 360® smart bed, at the forefront of the digital health and wellness revolution, is rapidly becoming the “hub” for


a healthy life by delivering proven quality sleep. It is the only bed in the world that offers SleepIQ® technology, a proprietary sensor technology that tracks each sleeper’s individual data, including movement, breathing rate, heartbeat and sleep habits. The SleepIQ technology platform captures over 8.5 billion biometric data points every night, building one of the most comprehensive databases of biometric sleep data in the world. Today, the 360 smart bed uses this data to automatically adjust the comfort of the bed for proven quality sleep. Through daily digital interactions that build lifelong relationships, SleepIQ technology also communicates how you slept and provides insight into what adjustments you can make, including adjusting your Sleep Number® setting, to optimize your sleep and improve your daily life.

 

In early 2017, Sleep Number ceased operating and wound down the assets of Comfortaire Corporation, a company Sleep Number acquired in January 2013. During the course of our Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (“RCOI”), Sleep Number’s cross-functional Conflict Minerals Task Force (as defined below) learned that Sleep Number fulfilled its limited warranty obligations for previously-sold Comfortaire products in 2018 by supplying replacement finished mattress covers and air chambers from third-party suppliers, including three finished mattress cover suppliers and one air chamber supplier, respectively.  We therefore included the suppliers providing the finished covers and air chamber for legacy Comfortaire products in this Report.

 

2.  Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (“RCOI”)

 

In accordance with the requirements of the Rule, Sleep Number’s cross-functional Conflict Minerals Task Force (as defined below) performed a RCOI designed to determine if any 3TG necessary to the functionality and production of our products may have originated in the Covered Countries.  We surveyed all active suppliers and asked those who indicated the presence of 3TG in their products to complete the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (“CMRT”) created by the Responsible Minerals Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance (formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and Global e-Sustainability Initiative) (“RMI”).  We reviewed supplier CMRT responses for accuracy and completeness and contacted suppliers if we needed additional information or clarification about their respective responses.  Nineteen direct suppliers indicated the presence of 3TG in products supplied to Sleep Number.  Five of the nineteen suppliers reported that the 3TG in the supplied products may have originated in Covered Countries, nine reported that the 3TG in the supplied products did not originate in the Covered Countries, and five suppliers reported that the origin, mines, or facilities used to produce the supplied 3TG are unknown.

 

3.  Diligence

 

3.1  Design of Due Diligence

 

As a result of our RCOI, we determined that the 3TG contained in some of our products may have originated in one or more Covered Countries.  We therefore engaged in due diligence regarding the sources and chain of custody of this 3TG in accordance with Rule 13p-1 of the Securities Exchange Act.  We looked to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (“OECD”) framework and its Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (“OECD Guidance”) throughout this process for guidance.  

 

Step 1 – Company Management Systems

 

Conflict Minerals Policy

Sleep Number has adopted a Conflict Minerals Policy that has been made available to its suppliers and the public at https://www.sleepnumber.com/legal-notices.  The website and information accessible through it are not incorporated into this Report.

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Internal Management Structure

Sleep Number has established an internal management process to support its supply chain due diligence efforts.  We established a cross-functional Conflict Minerals Task Force (“Task Force”) of subject matter experts from relevant functional areas of the Company including sourcing, legal, and product compliance to implement our conflict minerals due diligence and compliance strategy.  Task Force members brief management in their respective functions monthly during the due diligence process.

 

Supply Chain Controls and Transparency

Sleep Number expects its suppliers to source 3TG from ethical sub-tier suppliers and to adopt the RMI’s Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (“RMAP”) (formerly the Conflict Free Smelter Program) as a compliance standard.  We require suppliers to annually certify whether the products they supply to Sleep Number in that calendar year contain 3TG and, if so, to provide written evidence documenting their due diligence efforts and source determinations.  We centrally maintain all relevant documentation in an electronic format.  

 

Supplier Engagement

Sleep Number is committed to ensuring conflict-free sourcing of metals through collaboration with suppliers by incorporating compliance expectations in new commercial contracts and written agreements.   Suppliers are referred to Sleep Number’s Conflict Minerals Policy and are educated on an as-needed, ongoing basis about the requirements, methods, and importance of 3TG supply chain due diligence and disclosure.  

 

Company Grievance Mechanism

Sleep Number has a Company-level grievance mechanism in place that may be used for reporting issues regarding Conflict Minerals sourcing.  

 

 

Step 2 – Identify and Assess Risk in the Supply Chain

 

Sleep Number does not directly source 3TG from mines, smelters, or refiners, and is in most cases several production levels removed from them.  We therefore rely on our direct suppliers to collect data about the presence and country of origin of any 3TG necessary to the functionality of any products supplied to us.  We surveyed direct suppliers and evaluated their respective responses to determine the sufficiency, accuracy, and completeness of the information provided.  We contacted suppliers with insufficient, potentially inaccurate, or incomplete responses for additional information.  

 

 

Step 3 – Design and Implement a Strategy to Respond to Identified Risks

 

Sleep Number’s Task Force provides regular reporting to management in their respective functional areas regarding conflict minerals due diligence and compliance strategy updates.  The Task Force provides the necessary information for management to determine on a case-by-case basis whether Sleep Number continues to source from suppliers during mitigation of identified risks in its supply chain.  

 

Step 4 – Carry Out an Independent Third-Party Audit of Refiner’s Due Diligence Practices

 

Sleep Number does not have direct relationships with 3TG smelters or refiners and, as such, we do not perform direct audits of the entities that provide our supply chain with 3TG.  We, however, support and rely on industry efforts to influence smelters and refiners to get audited and certified through the RMI.

 

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Step 5 – Report on Supply Chain Due Diligence

 

In accordance with the OECD Guidance and the Rule, this Report is available on our website at https://www.sleepnumber.com/legal-notices. The website and information accessible through it are not incorporated into this document.

 

3.2  Due Diligence Results

 

All of our active, direct suppliers were asked to determine and disclose the presence of 3TG in materials manufactured for Sleep Number in 2018 by completing the CMRT and identifying smelter names and the 3TG’s source country.  

 

Nineteen of our direct suppliers in scope for this Report indicated the presence of 3TG in products supplied to Sleep Number.  Five of the nineteen suppliers reported that the 3TG in the supplied products may have originated in Covered Countries, nine reported that the 3TG in the supplied products did not originate in the Covered Countries, and five suppliers reported that the origin, mines, or facilities used to produce the supplied 3TG are unknown. We treated one supplier as a non-response because the supplier declared bankruptcy and ceased business operations in 2018 and, as a result, we were unable to obtain information from said supplier.  

 

Despite our ongoing good faith origin inquiries and continued diligence efforts, it is possible, given the complexity and fluidity of our supply chain, the submission of some initially incomplete survey responses by some direct suppliers, and the lack of information regarding certain sub-tier suppliers that the 3TG contained in some of our supplied products may have originated in one or more Covered Country.  We intend to continue our inquiry to determine, at a smelter level, if the sources of any 3TG in products supplied to Sleep Number that may originate in a Covered Country are certified as conflict-free.  We intend to further develop transparency into our supply chain by using our due diligence processes, driving accountability within the supply chain by implementing the industry standard RMAP, and continuing our supplier outreach efforts.  

 

4.  Product Descriptions

 

Sleep Number manufactures and contracts to manufacture various mattresses, adjustable bases, bedding, and sleep-related accessory products.  Each product is made up of numerous components sourced from many suppliers.  Some components may contain 3TG.  Specifically, 3TG is present in the following products and/or components: adjustable bases, batteries, electric pumps, electric solenoids, foam, heating/cooling engines, heating layers, light bulbs, power cords, printed circuit boards, remote controls, and upholstered headboards.  As a result of the due diligence procedures described above, including the required RCOI, we cannot exclude the possibility that some of the 3TGs contained in nine components — batteries, electronic pumps, foam, heating layers, light bulbs, power cords, printed circuit boards in the adjustable base control box, remotes, and upholstered headboards, respectively — may have originated in a Covered Country.  Our inquiry and diligence efforts are ongoing.  

 

5.  List of Smelters/Refiners

 

Sleep Number has made a reasonable, good faith effort to collect and assess information concerning 3TG smelters and refiners based on data provided by our suppliers.  Please refer to Appendix A for a list of smelters or refiners reported by our suppliers that may supply 3TG utilized in our manufactured products.  

 

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6.  Future Enhancement Measures

 

Sleep Number is committed to conducting business activities to the highest standards of ethics and social responsibility and providing our customers with ethically-sourced products.  We support the goal of ending violence, human rights violations, and environmental devastation in the DRC and adjoining countries. As a result of our findings for this reporting year, we will continue to enhance our process, including our ability to identify, assess, and quickly mitigate any risk of the presence of 3TG sourced from Covered Countries in our products. We will also continue to require our suppliers to ethically source all materials used in our products. We intend to take the following actions to further refine and improve our 3TG due diligence efforts:  

 

Ongoing Efforts:

 

Continue to refine and improve our internal processes and procedures so that we continue to obtain complete responses from our surveyed suppliers.

 

Work with our suppliers to ensure accurate, thorough, and timely responses in connection with our RCOI and other due diligence efforts.  

 

Enhancement Measures:

 

Investigate additional resources and potential tools to help the Task Force improve tracking, evaluating, and storing of supplier 3TG due diligence data and to help carry out independent third-party audits of 3TG smelters or refiners.  

 

Identify further external opportunities to enhance our due diligence processes including working with trade associations and other third parties to define and improve best practices.  

 

Explore and discuss opportunities for best practices enhancements on a regularly scheduled basis.

 

For those suppliers who provided information indicating that their products may contain 3TG sources from a Covered Country, we intend to continue our due diligence efforts to either confirm that the 3TG that is sourced from a Covered Country originates with a certified conflict-free smelter or refiner, or require the supplier to find an alternative source of 3TG that does not originate in a Covered Country or that originates with a conflict-free smelter or refiner.

 

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Report may contain or incorporate by reference certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements contained in or incorporated by reference into this Report that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, our ability to constructively work with our suppliers to achieve compliance, our ability to enter into new contracts that incorporate compliance expectations, our ability to maintain long-term relationships with our suppliers, and our ability to improve our due diligence process. We try to identify forward-looking statements in this Report and elsewhere by using words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “intend,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of these or similar terms.  Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and by their nature involve substantial risks and uncertainties.


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APPENDIX A

 

The following tables reflect the smelters or refiners reported by our suppliers that may supply 3TG used in our manufactured products. Table 1 lists smelters or refiners that appear on the RMI’s Active and Conformant Smelters & Refiners Lists as of May 14, 2019.  Table 2 lists countries of origin reported by our suppliers for 3TG in their respective supply chains from smelters or refiners which do not appear on the RMI’s Active and Conformant Smelters & Refiners Lists as of May 14, 2019.

 

Table 1

 

Mineral

Smelter Name

Country

Gold

8853 S.p.A.

ITALY

Gold

Advanced Chemical Company

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

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

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

Chimet S.p.A.

ITALY

Gold

Daejin Indus Co., Ltd.

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

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

Emirates Gold DMCC

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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Gold

Geib Refining Corporation

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Gold Refinery of Zijin Mining Group 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

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

CHINA

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 Uralelectromed

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Gold

JX Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

Gold

Kazzinc

KAZAKHSTAN

Gold

Kennecott Utah Copper LLC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Kojima Chemicals Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

Gold

Korea Zinc Co., Ltd.

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Gold

Kyrgyzaltyn JSC

KYRGYZSTAN

Gold

L'Orfebre S.A.

ANDORRA

Gold

LS-NIKKO Copper Inc.

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

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

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Gold

Moscow Special Alloys Processing

Plant

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Gold

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

TURKEY

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

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

Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd.

SOUTH AFRICA

Gold

Republic Metals Corporation

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Royal Canadian Mint

CANADA

Gold

SAAMP

FRANCE

Gold

Sabin Metal Corp.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Safimet S.p.A

ITALY

Gold

Samwon Metals Corp.

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Gold

SAXONIA Edelmetalle GmbH

GERMANY

Gold

SEMPSA Joyeria Plateria S.A.

SPAIN

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

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

Torecom

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Gold

Umicore Brasil Ltda.

BRAZIL

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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

Zhongyuan Gold Smelter of Zhongjin Gold Corporation

CHINA

Gold

Alpha

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

bao yu hua

CHINA

Gold

Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Feinhütte Halsbrücke GmbH

GERMANY

Gold

Fujian Jinxin Tungsten Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Gold

Guixi Smelter

CHINA

Gold

PT DS Jaya Abadi

INDONESIA

Gold

Suzhou Xingrui Noble

CHINA

Gold

Jiangxi Copper Company Limited

CHINA

Gold

Nadir Metal Rafineri San. Ve Tic. A.

TURKEY

Gold

Elemetal Refining, LLC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold

Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp.

TAIWAN

Gold

Singway Technology Co., Ltd.

TAIWAN

Gold

Al Etihad Gold Refinery DMCC

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Tantalum

Asaka Riken Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

Tantalum

Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd.

CHINA

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

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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

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

Tantalum

Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tantalum

Mineração Taboca S.A.

BRAZIL

Tantalum

H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co.KG

GERMANY

Tantalum

Resind Indústria e Comércio Ltda.

BRAZIL

Tin

Alpha

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tin

Chenzhou Yunxiang Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd.

CHINA

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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

Dowa

JAPAN

Tin

EM Vinto

BOLIVIA (PLURINATIONAL STATE OF)

Tin

Fenix Metals

POLAND

Tin

Gejiu Fengming Metallurgy Chemical Plant

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

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

O.M. Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

THAILAND

Tin

O.M. Manufacturing Philippines, Inc.

PHILIPPINES

Tin

Operaciones Metalurgical S.A.

BOLIVIA (PLURINATIONAL STATE OF)

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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 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 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 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

Soft Metais Ltda.

BRAZIL

Tin

Thaisarco

THAILAND

Tin

Tin Technology & Refining

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tin

White Solder Metalurgia e Mineracao Ltda.

BRAZIL

Tin

Yunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

Yunnan Tin Company Limited

CHINA

Tin

Mineração Taboca S.A.

BRAZIL

Tin

Gejiu Jinye Mineral Company

CHINA

Tin

Jiangxi Yaosheng Tungsten Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tin

Kemet Blue Powder

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Tin

Metalor USA Refining Corporation

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tin

Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

Tin

EM Vinto

BOLIVIA

Tin

Operaciones Metalurgical S.A.

BOLIVIA

Tin

Rui Da Hung

TAIWAN

Tin

White Solder Metalurgia e Mineração Ltda.

BRAZIL

Tin

Resind Indústria e Comércio Ltda.

BRAZIL

Tungsten

ACL Metais Eireli

BRAZIL

Tungsten

Chenzhou Diamond Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Chongyi Zhangyuan Tungsten 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

Hydrometallurg, JSC

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Tungsten

Japan New Metals Co., Ltd.

JAPAN

Tungsten

Jiangwu H.C. Starck Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Tungsten

Jiangxi Gan Bei Tungsten 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

Kennametal Fallon

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tungsten

Kennametal Huntsville

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Tungsten

Malipo Haiyu Tungsten Co., Ltd.

CHINA

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

Tungsten

Asia Tungsten Products Vietnam Ltd.

VIET NAM

 

Table 2

 

Mineral

Country

Gold

AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, CANADA, CHILE, CHINA, CZECH REPUBLIC, GERMANY, INDIA, ITALY, JAPAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF, LITHUANIA, MEXICO, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, POLAND, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SAUDI ARABIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SUDAN, SWITZERLAND, TURKEY, UGANDA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UZBEKISTAN, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE

Tantalum

AUSTRIA, CHINA, ESTONIA, GERMANY, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tin

ARGENTINA, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, CHINA, GERMANY, INDONESIA, JAPAN, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF, MALAYSIA, MEXICO, MYANMAR, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, RWANDA, SINGAPORE, SPAIN, TAIWAN, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, VIETNAM

Tungsten

AUSTRIA, BRAZIL, CHINA, GERMANY, JAPAN, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, VIETNAM

 

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