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Conflict Minerals

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009

Conflict Minerals legislation arose from an amendment to the financial regulation laws in the United States of America in 2010, known as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009.

3TG Conflict Minerals

The 4 substances are:

  • Tantalum (Columbite-tantalite ore, or coltan)
  • Tungsten (Wolframite ore)
  • Tin (Casserite ore)
  • Gold

These four are sometimes referred to as 3TG (in reference to their initials).


Harwin’s Position

Our current company policy statement on Conflict Minerals is available to download.

Harwin do not report to the SEC, and as such are not required to submit a conflict minerals report to the US Government. However, because of the global interconnected supply chain, we are regularly asked to report on our conflict mineral status.

Harwin use the industry standard Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT), released by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (formerly the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative). Our Company CMRT is available to download – it is also listed on each individual product page.

Download the Company CMRT


Cobalt and Mica

Cobalt and Mica are at the early stages of being considered as additional Conflict Minerals. Currently Harwin do have some uses of Cobalt within our products – most notably as a very small, but intentionally added, substance within our Gold and Zinc plating finishes. Mica is not used within any Harwin products.

Harwin use the industry standard Extended Minerals Reporting Template (EMRT) published by the Responsible Minerals Initiative, and the document is available for download. A statement on our current progress is also available for download.

Download the Company EMRT


If you have any questions on this topic, do please contact [email protected] for assistance.