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Conflict Minerals

Due diligence on the source of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold in our products.

US Compliance & Legislation

Since 2013, Ford has been required to comply with US SEC Dodd Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Legislation:
The US Conflict Mineral Legislation is a congressional mandate designed to further the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries, it addresses four “conflict minerals” – Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten and Gold (3TG) and requires certain disclosures to the SEC if products contain conflict minerals that originate from the DRC or adjoining countries. Ford is required to conduct due diligence on the origin of the 3TG mineral in our products and report our results annually to the SEC.

EU Compliance & Legislation- Effective 2021

Regulation (EU) 2017/821 requires mandatory due diligence reporting of Tin , Tantalum, Tungsten, & Gold possibly originating from Conflict Affected High Risk Areas (CAHRAs). The EU regulation applies to EU importers of 3TG. In 2020, Ford will voluntarily submit a conflict mineral due diligence report.

Beyond Conflict Mineral Compliance

As detailed in our Conflict Mineral Report to the SEC, Ford actively participates in the Public Private Alliance for Responsible Mineral Trade, AIAG Smelter Engagement Team and Various RMI Working Groups to improve due diligence systems related to the responsible sourcing of 3TG throughout the mineral supply chain.

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AIAG Conflict Minerals

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Responsible Minerals Initiative

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Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade

Mineral grievance mechanism for tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold supply chains

Ford welcomes those that have identified a credible risk within the tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold, cobalt and mica mineral supply chains to submit a grievance through the Minerals Grievance Platform (MGP). The MGP is an industry-wide grievance platform, in collaboration with the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), and London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). The platform is intended to screen and address grievances linked to smelters and refiners present in global supply chains.
*This platform is not affiliated or managed by Ford.

Ford Suppliers & Customers

Responsible Material & Conflict Mineral Policy
2020 Sustainability Report

Additional Resources

Material Change Report