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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM SD

Specialized Disclosure Report

 

 

TOTAL S.A.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Republic of France 001-10888 98-0227345

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission File

Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

2, place Jean Millier

La Défense 6

92400 Courbevoie

France

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Jean-Pierre Sbraire

Chief Financial Officer

Tel: +33 (0)1 47 44 45 46

Fax: +33 (0)1 47 44 49 44

(Name and telephone number, including

area code, 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, 2019.

 

 

 

TOTAL S.A. is providing on this Form SD disclosure in accordance with Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.


Section 1 – Conflict Minerals Disclosure

Item 1.01(b)

CONFLICT MINERALS DISCLOSURE

TOTAL S.A. (collectively with its consolidated subsidiaries, “TOTAL” or the “Group”) is providing herein disclosure in accordance with Rule 13p-1 (the “Rule”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which implements reporting and disclosure requirements related to certain minerals (referred to as “conflict minerals” under the Rule) as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, for the reporting period from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 (the “Reporting Period”). For the Reporting Period, “Conflict Minerals” are defined in the Rule as the following minerals (regardless of their geographic origin): cassiterite, columbite-tantalite (coltan), gold, wolframite, or their derivatives, limited to tin, tantalum and tungsten and a “Covered Country” is defined in the Rule as the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.

This conflict minerals disclosure is also publicly available at:https://www.sustainable-performance.total.com/en/our-challenges/supply-chain.1

 

 

 I.

Diligence and Reporting Process

TOTAL has established a management system to implement a diligence and reporting process concerning Conflict Minerals in accordance with the Rule. This process is coordinated at the Holding level with designated division coordinators at the level of each of the business segments and operational entities (Exploration & Production, Gas, Renewables & Power, Refining & Chemicals, Trading & Shipping, Marketing & Services and Total Global Procurement) who contact the relevant parties (such as business managers and purchasing departments). These division coordinators report the results of the diligence process to the Holding level.

For this Reporting Period, Saft Groupe S.A. (“Saft”), a subsidiary in the Gas, Renewables & Power business segment, and Hutchinson S.A. (“Hutchinson”), a subsidiary in the Refining & Chemicals business segment, identified products which each had manufactured, or contracted to have manufactured, that contained Conflict Minerals, namely tin, tantalum, tungsten and/or gold (collectively, “3TG”), that were necessary to the functionality or production of those products.

In addition, SunPower Corporation, an American company listed on NASDAQ and based in San Jose, California (“SunPower”)2, is subject to the Rule and separately publishes information concerning its use of Conflict Minerals in certain of its products that it manufactured or contracted to manufacture (solar panels, balance of systems components). The text of SunPower’s disclosure for this Reporting Period provided on its Form SD is included in Annex A to this document.

 

A. Saft

Saft is a leading manufacturer of batteries for the industrial infrastructure and processes, transportation, civil and military electronics markets, energy storage, transportation and telecommunication markets. Saft focused its diligence efforts on the suppliers of components and parts (the “Relevant Suppliers”), which were determined by Saft to contain or potentially contain 3TG, i.e. electronics and electric components, and which were incorporated into products manufactured by Saft (the “Relevant Products”).

With the assistance of a third party retained by it to assist with supplier outreach and data validation of the responses received from suppliers (the “Service Provider”), Saft conducted in good faith a reasonable country of origin inquiry (the “RCOI”) regarding the sourcing of the necessary Conflict Minerals, designed to determine whether any of them had originated in a Covered Country or were from recycled or scrap sources. To complete the RCOI, Saft and the Service Provider engaged the Relevant Suppliers using the

 

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The reference to TOTAL’s website is provided for convenience only, and its contents are not incorporated by reference into this Form SD nor deemed filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

2 

As of December 31, 2019, the Group held 46.74% of the outstanding share capital of SunPower.

 

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Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (“CMRT”) developed by the Responsible Minerals Initiative. For this Reporting Period, only CMRT’s version 4.0 or higher was accepted. Relevant Suppliers had the ability to share information at a level at which they were most comfortable (i.e. company, product or user-defined) but they had to specify the declaration scope. A limited number of Relevant Suppliers replied by providing their company’s formal policy on Conflict Minerals or by email confirmations. Both Saft and the Service Provider followed up with suppliers who did not respond to the initial request. Saft does not make purchases of raw ore or refined 3TG minerals directly from smelters or refiners. Saft’s supply chain includes many third parties between the original sources of the necessary Conflict Minerals and the products manufactured by it. Saft does not have direct contractual relationships with smelters and refiners and relies on its suppliers to provide information on the original sources of the necessary Conflict Minerals in the Relevant Products and on information provided by the Service Provider and independent third party audit programs.

Based on the Relevant Suppliers’ responses, Saft could identify the potential use in their supply chain of smelters in a Covered Country. A substantial number of these smelters were in compliance with the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process Initiative assessment protocol as set forth by the RMI, without independent verification by Saft, and a small number of these smelters were identified as not conformant with this protocol, without independent verification by Saft. Based on the information provided to Saft and on Saft’s own diligence efforts, it is not possible to conclusively determine whether the necessary Conflict Mineral provided from this small number of smelters are found in a product manufactured by Saft during the Relevant Period.

Saft’s contracts with its suppliers require them to source responsibly, and Saft maintains an active dialogue with its suppliers on this topic. As a result, Saft does not have any reason to believe that the necessary Conflict Minerals contained in the Relevant Products in the Reporting Period directly or indirectly financed or benefitted armed groups in the Covered Countries.

B. Hutchinson

Hutchinson is a global leader in vibration control, fluid management and sealing technologies. Hutchinson reached out to all of its suppliers and identified the products containing necessary Conflict Minerals during the Reporting Period: automotive fluid transfer lines, anti-vibration and sealing systems, and aerospace industrial applications (the “Hutchinson Relevant Products”), which are found in the following business activities of Hutchinson (precision sealing systems, fluid management systems, body sealing systems, anti-vibration systems and aerospace, defense & industry).

Hutchinson conducted in good faith a RCOI regarding the sourcing of the necessary Conflict Minerals in the Hutchinson Relevant Products to determine whether any had originated in a Covered Country or were from recycled or scrap sources. To complete the RCOI, Hutchinson surveyed its suppliers to collect information about the presence and source of the necessary Conflict Minerals. Suppliers responded by submitting a CMRT, or sending an email or letter to Hutchinson. Hutchinson relies on the information provided to it by its suppliers. Hutchinson followed up with suppliers who did not respond to its initial request.

Based on the suppliers’ responses, it was determined that a substantial percentage of Hutchinson’s suppliers in terms of annual turnover certified that the necessary Conflict Minerals supplied to it either originated from recycled or scrap sources or did not originate from the Covered Countries. A small percentage of suppliers in terms of annual turnover sourced necessary Conflict Minerals during the Reporting Period from one or more of the Covered Countries for the Hutchinson Relevant Products in the following business activities: fluid management systems, aerospace, defense & industry and anti-vibrations systems. A review of these suppliers by Hutchinson revealed them to be reputable, and mainly included major suppliers of the automotive and aerospace industries, including publicly listed companies. The small percentage of non-responsive suppliers for the Reporting Period were mainly distributors and small suppliers in terms of annual turnover.

The origin of some of the necessary Conflict Minerals in the Hutchinson Relevant Products could be traced to smelters that are compliant with the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process Initiative assessment protocol as set forth by the RMI, without independent verification by Hutchinson.

 

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Hutchinson’s standard agreement with its suppliers require them to fill out the survey questions set forth under the CMRT and Hutchinson maintains an active dialogue with its suppliers on this topic. Hutchinson does not have any reason to believe that their necessary Conflict Minerals contained in its products in the Reporting Period directly or indirectly financed or benefitted armed groups in the Covered Countries.

 

 II.

Group principles

TOTAL is committed to responsible economic and social development in Africa.

TOTAL monitors responsible practices among its suppliers. In its Code of Conduct, TOTAL states that it works with its suppliers to ensure the protection of the interests of both parties in accordance with clear, fairly negotiated contract terms. This relationship is based on three cornerstones: dialogue, professionalism and meeting commitments.

TOTAL expects its suppliers to:

 

  

adhere to the Group’s Fundamental Principles of Purchasing (the “FPP”) and ensure that they are adhered to in their activities;

 

  

accept to be audited according to these principles;

 

  

remain attentive to the everyday working conditions of their employee and their suppliers’ employees;

 

  

ensure that their own suppliers and contractors adhere to the FPP;

 

  

refer to the Group Ethics Committee when in doubt or in the event of any malfunction.

The FPP, launched in 2010, specify the commitments that TOTAL expects of its suppliers in the following areas1:

 

  

respect for human rights at work;

 

  

health protection, safety and security;

 

  

preservation of the environment;

 

  

prevention of corruption and conflicts of interest and fraud;

 

  

respect for competition law; and

 

  

the promotion of economic and social development.

A Group directive reaffirms the obligation to annex the FPP or transpose them in the selection process as well as in the contracts concluded with suppliers of goods and services. The FPP are available for consultation by all suppliers in both French and English on TOTAL’s Sustainable Performance website (refer to the URL provided above).

In addition, questionnaires focused on societal issues are used to gather more in-depth information from suppliers about their approach to such topics, either during the supplier qualification process2 or as part of an audit. The Group has also set up a supplier assessment process to identify and prevent risks of severe impacts on human rights and fundamental freedoms, human health and safety. Supplier awareness-raising actions are also carried out during meetings with suppliers, particularly the Suppliers Day event that brings the Group’s strategic suppliers together every two years. During Suppliers Day in 2019, the Fundamental Principles of Purchasing and the Group’s new Code of Conduct were distributed to all participants.

TOTAL is a member of the United Nations Global Compact platform on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains since 2018, and, in this capacity, takes part in various workshops that aim to help the member companies of the Global Compact to make progress in this area.

  

 

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Saft and SunPower have defined fundamental principles of purchasing specific to their activities.

2 

Purchases by the subsidiaries of Hutchinson, Saft and SunPower are subject to supplier qualification processes specific to their organizations.

 

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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.

 

    TOTAL S.A.
Date: June 1, 2020  By: /s/ JEAN-PIERRE SBRAIRE
   Name: Jean-Pierre SBRAIRE
   Title: Chief Financial Officer


Annex A

Conflict Minerals Report

SunPower Corporation has included this Conflict Minerals Report as an exhibit to its Form SD for 2019 as provided for in Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”1), and Form SD (collectively, the “Conflict Minerals Rule”). The date of filing of this Conflict Minerals Report is May 28, 2020.

Unless the context indicates otherwise, the term “SunPower” refers to SunPower Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries, and “Service Provider” refers to the third party retained by SunPower to assist with supplier outreach and data validation of the responses received from suppliers. Some of the compliance activities described in this Conflict Minerals Report were performed by the Service Provider in coordination with SunPower. As used herein and consistent with the Conflict Minerals Rule, “Conflict Minerals” or “3TG” are columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite and the derivatives tantalum, tin and tungsten, without regard to the location of origin of the minerals or derivative metals.

This Conflict Minerals Report can be found on the SunPower website at: http://investors.sunpower.com/sec.cfm.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. In particular, statements contained in this document that are not historical facts, including, but not limited to, statements concerning the additional steps that SunPower intends to take to mitigate the risk that its necessary 3TG benefit armed groups, constitute forward-looking statements and are made under the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act.

Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual actions or performance to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties may include, but are not limited to, (1) the continued implementation of satisfactory traceability and other compliance measures by SunPower’s direct and indirect suppliers on a timely basis or at all, (2) whether smelters and refiners and other market participants responsibly source 3TG and (3) political, regulatory and economic developments, whether in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”) or an adjoining country (collectively, the “Covered Countries”), the United States or elsewhere. SunPower cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which only speak as of the date made. SunPower undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.

 

 

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Definitions provided in this Annex are exclusive to this section.

 

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Overview; SunPower’s Products and Applicability of the Conflict Minerals Rule

SunPower is a leading global energy company dedicated to changing the way our world is powered. We deliver complete solar solutions to residential, commercial, and power plant customers worldwide by offering cutting-edge solar module technology and solar power systems, integrated storage and software solutions that enable customers to effectively manage and optimize their CCOE energy usage and expenses as well as additional services and financial solutions. SunPower products include solar panels and balance of systems components that can include inverters, combiner boxes, racking systems, mechanical and motorized systems, and electrical tracking, monitoring and controller systems. Each of the product areas that SunPower manufactures and contracts to manufacture contains 3TG necessary to the functionality or production of such products. However, 3TG content continues to represent a small portion of the materials content of SunPower’s products.

For a further discussion of SunPower’s products, see its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2019. The information contained in the Form 10-K is not incorporated by reference into this Conflict Minerals Report or SunPower’s Form SD for 2019 and should not be considered part of this Conflict Minerals Report or the Form SD.

SunPower is multiple levels removed from the mining of minerals (3TG or otherwise). SunPower does not make purchases of raw ore or refined minerals directly from smelters or refiners and makes no purchases in the Covered Countries. However, through the efforts described in this Conflict Minerals Report, SunPower seeks to ensure its suppliers are sourcing responsibly.

SunPower does not seek to embargo sourcing of 3TG from the Covered Countries and encourages its suppliers to continue to source 3TG responsibly from the region.

Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry

To complete the “reasonable country of origin inquiry” (the “RCOI”) required by the Conflict Minerals Rule, SunPower and its Service Provider engaged with suppliers to collect information about the presence and source of 3TG used in products and components supplied to SunPower. For its RCOI, to the extent applicable, SunPower utilized the same processes and procedures as for its due diligence, in particular Steps 1 and 2 of the OECD Guidance (as defined below), which are discussed later in this Conflict Minerals Report. For 2019, SunPower surveyed 64 suppliers as part of its RCOI.

 

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The results of SunPower’s RCOI are discussed under “Findings Concerning Smelters and Refiners and Country of Origin Information.”

Due Diligence Measures

Design Framework

SunPower utilizes due diligence measures for 3TG that are intended to conform with, in all material respects, the criteria set forth in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, including the Supplement on Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten and the Supplement on Gold (Third Edition) (the “OECD Guidance”). The OECD Guidance established a five-step framework for due diligence as a basis for responsible global supply chain management of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. Application of the framework constitutes a part of the program that SunPower has put in place to help ensure that the 3TG contained in its products are responsibly sourced.

Diligence Program

In furtherance of SunPower’s 3TG due diligence, it performed the due diligence measures discussed below for 2019.

Compliance Team

In support of its compliance efforts, SunPower has a compliance team that is charged with overseeing, implementing and providing feedback on its 3TG compliance strategy. The team consists of staff from SunPower’s operations groups, under executive leadership. The members of the team and selected other internal personnel are familiar with the Conflict Minerals Rule, the OECD Guidance, SunPower’s compliance plan, and the procedures for reviewing and validating supplier responses to SunPower’s inquiries. SunPower also utilized the Service Provider and specialist outside counsel to assist with and/or to advise it on certain aspects of its compliance.

Conflict Minerals Policy; Training Resources; Grievance Mechanism

SunPower maintains a Conflict Minerals Policy. Under the Conflict Minerals Policy, SunPower suppliers are required to acknowledge SunPower’s Supplier Sustainability Guidelines, which incorporates the Conflict Minerals Policy. Under the Conflict Minerals Policy, SunPower reserves the right to request additional documentation from its suppliers regarding the source of any 3TG included in their products. In addition, SunPower reserves the right to ask suppliers to maintain traceability data for a minimum of five years. The Conflict Minerals Policy indicates that SunPower will evaluate its relationships with its suppliers on an ongoing basis to ensure continued compliance with the Conflict Minerals Policy.

 

 

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The Conflict Minerals Policy is communicated internally to SunPower’s supply chain employees and to suppliers. In addition, the Conflict Minerals Policy is posted on SunPower’s website at https://us.sunpower.com/sites/default/files/media-library/compliance-briefs/cb-sunpower-conflict-minerals-policy.pdf.

In an effort to increase supplier awareness about Conflict Minerals and related regulatory requirements, provide answers to frequently asked questions concerning 3TG mineral tracing, and ultimately improve the accuracy and completeness of supplier responses, suppliers that were part of SunPower’s outreach received access to the Service Provider’s online resources.

SunPower has a grievance mechanism for reporting violations of its Conflict Minerals Policy. The grievance mechanism is available through the Conflict Minerals Policy. Violations may be reported by calling SunPower’s Compliance and Ethics Helpline at 1-866-307-5679 within the United States, or at toll-free numbers provided for twenty additional countries/regions in SunPower’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics available on its investor relations website at investors.sunpower.com, or by going to SunPower’s reporting website at

https://sunpower.alertline.com (for employees outside of Europe),

https://sunpowereu.alertline.com (for employees in Europe, except Spain) or

https://sunpowersp.alertline.com (for employees in Spain).

Data Collection; Records Storage and Retention

For 2019, SunPower carried out due diligence on parts selected by SunPower within the bills of materials of products that were contracted to be manufactured. The contract manufacturers carried out due diligence for general use parts of products that were contracted to be manufactured, the results of which were reflected in their Conflict Minerals Reporting Templates (collectively, the “CMRTs” and individually, a “CMRT”) furnished to SunPower. SunPower’s outreach included 64 suppliers (the “Suppliers”) that (1) contracted to manufacture products for SunPower which were determined by SunPower to contain or potentially contain 3TG which is necessary to the functionality or production of the products, or (2) provided components, parts, or products which were determined by SunPower to contain or potentially contain necessary 3TG, and which were incorporated into products contracted to be manufactured by SunPower.

SunPower sent the Suppliers a request to submit a CMRT to gather information on the use of 3TG by the Suppliers, the source of the 3TG and the Suppliers’ related compliance procedures. SunPower gave the Suppliers the ability to provide information at a level at which they could most readily assemble the information (i.e., company, product, or user-defined), but required the Suppliers to declare the level of information provided. Following the initial introductions to the program and information request, up to four reminder emails were sent to each non-responsive Supplier requesting survey completion. This outreach was managed by the Service Provider on our behalf. Additional outreach also was conducted by SunPower’s staff on an as-needed basis to further emphasize the importance of suppliers completing the CMRT.

 

 

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The Service Provider reviewed CMRT responses received from the Suppliers for incomplete responses, potential errors or inaccuracies, lack of consistency, and other flags. If any “quality control” flags were raised, Suppliers were contacted to clarify the concern. If a smelter or refiner was not on the CMRT Smelter Look-up tab list, the Service Provider (a) requested that the Supplier confirm that the listed entity was a smelter or refiner, (b) consulted publicly-available information to attempt to determine whether the identified entity was a smelter or refiner, or (c) attempted to contact the listed entity. If the smelter or refiner was not identified as Conformant (as later defined) or the equivalent by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (the “RMI”), the London Bullion Market Association (the “LMBA”) or the Responsible Jewellery Council (the “RJC”), SunPower or the Service Provider attempted to contact the smelter or refiner to gain more information about its sourcing practices, including countries of origin and transfer, and due diligence procedures.

To the extent that no contact was made with a smelter or refiner identified by a Supplier, SunPower or the Service Provider searched public information to attempt to determine the mine or location of origin of the 3TG processed by the smelter or refiner and whether it obtains 3TG from sources that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in a Covered Country.

SunPower has an electronic file for the maintenance of business records relating to 3TG due diligence, including records of due diligence processes, findings and resulting decisions. SunPower stores all supplier CMRTs and documents evidence of identified supplier 3TG sourcing risk. As contemplated by the OECD Guidance, SunPower will maintain these records for at least five years. The Service Provider also is requested to maintain records in its possession for at least five years.

3TG Risk Management

SunPower obtained information on 3TG sourcing risk from a variety of sources, including the Service Provider. SunPower further used the CMRT responses to identify 3TG sourcing risk. Given SunPower’s position in the 3TG supply chain, it believes that this is the most efficient means for identifying 3TG sourcing risk.

Supply chain managers within SunPower worked with the compliance team to identify 3TG sourcing concerns and determine risk mitigation efforts. The compliance team reported aggregated risk findings to and the contents of this Conflict Minerals Report are shared with SunPower’s executive management.

 

 

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SunPower determines on a case-by-case basis the appropriate risk mitigation strategy for any identified risks. Potential outcomes under SunPower’s risk mitigation strategy include continuing to work with the supplier while risks are addressed or reassessing the relationship with the supplier. Under SunPower’s risk management framework, to the extent that risks require mitigation, SunPower monitors and tracks the performance of the risk mitigation efforts and reports these efforts to appropriate senior oversight personnel.

Utilization of Independent Third-Party Audits

To the extent that smelters or refiners are identified, SunPower primarily utilizes information made available by the RMI concerning independent third-party audits and Conformant status. SunPower also relies on audits performed by the LBMA and the RJC.

Report on Supply Chain Due Diligence

SunPower files a Form SD and a Conflict Minerals Report with the Securities and Exchange Commission and makes these filings available on its investor relations website.

Findings Concerning Smelters and Refiners and Country of Origin Information

For 2019, SunPower surveyed 64 suppliers as part of due diligence around 3TG and received 62 CMRTs in response to its outreach. The CMRT declarations received identified 296 smelters and refiners that processed or may have processed 3TG contained in SunPower’s products. Of these 62 CMRT declarations, 35 were company-level, 25 were product-level, and 2 were at a level defined by the Supplier. Due to the number of Suppliers providing company-level declarations, the list of processing facilities disclosed below may over-represent the number of 3TG processing facilities in SunPower’s supply chain.

In brief, as indicated in the table below:

 

  

296 smelters and refiners were identified by the Suppliers.

  

236 smelters and refiners, or 80%, were listed as Conformant by the RMI.

  

4 smelters or refiners, or less than 1%, were listed as Active.

  

56 smelters or refiners, or 19%, were listed on the CMRT Smelter Look-up tab only.

In connection with SunPower’s RCOI or due diligence, as applicable, the Suppliers identified to SunPower the facilities listed below as potentially having processed the necessary 3TG contained in SunPower’s in-scope products in 2019 (table information is as of May 15, 2020; see the notes following the table for additional information concerning the information presented in the table).

 

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Metal Smelter Name Country Name Status
    

Gold

 

8853 S.p.A.

 

Italy

 

Conformant

    

Gold

 

Abington Reldan Metals, LLC

 

United States

 

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

    

Gold

 

Advanced Chemical Company

 

United States

 

Conformant

    

Gold

 

African Gold Refinery

 

Uganda

 

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

    

Gold

 

Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.

 

Japan

 

Conformant

    

Gold

 

Al Etihad Gold Refinery DMCC

 

United Arab Emirates

 

Conformant

    

Gold

 

Allgemeine Gold-und Silberscheideanstalt A.G.

 

Germany

 

Conformant

    

Gold

 

Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex (AMMC)

 

Uzbekistan

 

Conformant

    

Gold

 

AngloGold Ashanti Corrego do Sitio Mineracao

 

Brazil

 

Conformant

    

Gold

 

Argor-Heraeus S.A.

 

Switzerland

 

Conformant

    

Gold

 

Asahi Pretec Corp.

 

Japan

 

Conformant

    

Gold

 

Asahi Refining Canada Ltd.

 

Canada

 

Conformant

    

Gold

 

Asahi Refining USA Inc.

 

United States

 

Conformant

    

Gold

 

Asaka Riken Co., Ltd.

 

Japan

 

Conformant

    

Gold

 

Atasay Kuyumculuk Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.

 

Turkey

 

On Smelter Look-up Tab Only

    

Gold

 

AU Traders and Refiners

 

South Africa

 

Conformant

    

Gold

 

Aurubis AG

 

Germany

 

Conformant

 

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Gold Bangalore Refinery India Conformant
    
Gold Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) Philippines Conformant
    
Gold Boliden AB Sweden Conformant
    
Gold C. Hafner GmbH + Co. KG Germany Conformant
    
Gold Caridad Mexico On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold CCR Refinery—Glencore Canada Corporation Canada Conformant
    
Gold Cendres + Metaux S.A. Switzerland Conformant
    
Gold CGR Metalloys Pvt Ltd. India On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Chimet S.p.A. Italy Conformant
    
Gold Chugai Mining Japan Conformant
    
Gold Daye Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Degussa Sonne / Mond Goldhandel GmbH Germany On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Dijllah Gold Refinery FZC United Arab Emirates On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold DODUCO Contacts and Refining GmbH Germany Conformant
    
Gold Dowa Japan Conformant
    
Gold DS PRETECH Co., Ltd. Korea Conformant
    
Gold DSC (Do Sung Corporation) Korea Conformant

 

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Gold Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd. East
Plant
 Japan Conformant
    
Gold Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd. North Plant Japan Conformant
    
Gold Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd. West Plant Japan Conformant
    
Gold Emirates Gold DMCC United Arab Emirates Conformant
    
Gold Fidelity Printers and Refiners Ltd. Zimbabwe On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Fujairah Gold FZC United Arab Emirates Conformant
    
Gold GCC Gujrat Gold Centre Pvt. Ltd. India On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Geib Refining Corporation United States Conformant
    
Gold Gold Refinery of Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Gold Great Wall Precious Metals Co., Ltd. of CBPM China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Guangdong Jinding Gold Limited China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Guoda Safina High-Tech Environmental Refinery Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Hangzhou Fuchunjiang Smelting Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Heimerle + Meule GmbH Germany Conformant

 

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Gold Heraeus Metals Hong Kong Ltd. China Conformant
    

Gold

 Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG Germany Conformant
    

Gold

 Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    

Gold

 Hunan Guiyang yinxing Nonferrous Smelting Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    

Gold

 HwaSeong CJ CO., LTD. Korea On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    

Gold

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

Gold

 International Precious Metal Refiners United Arab Emirates On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    

Gold

 Ishifuku Metal Industry Co., Ltd. Japan Conformant
    

Gold

 Istanbul Gold Refinery Turkey Conformant
    

Gold

 Italpreziosi Italy Conformant
    

Gold

 Japan Mint Japan Conformant
    

Gold

 Jiangxi Copper Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    

Gold

 JSC Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Plant Russian Federation Conformant
    

Gold

 JSC Uralelectromed Russian Federation Conformant
    

Gold

 JX Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd. Japan Conformant

 

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Gold Kaloti Precious Metals United Arab
Emirates
 On Smelter Look-up
Tab Only
    
Gold Kazakhmys Smelting LLC Kazakhstan On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Kazzinc Kazakhstan Conformant
    
Gold Kennecott Utah Copper LLC United States Conformant
    
Gold KGHM Polska Miedz Spolka Akcyjna Poland Conformant
    
Gold Kojima Chemicals Co., Ltd. Japan Conformant
    
Gold Korea Zinc Co., Ltd. Korea Conformant
    
Gold Kyrgyzaltyn JSC Kyrgyzstan Conformant
    
Gold Kyshtym Copper-Electrolytic Plant ZAO Russian Federation On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold L’azurde Company For Jewelry Saudi Arabia On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold L’Orfebre S.A. Andorra Conformant
    
Gold Lingbao Gold Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Lingbao Jinyuan Tonghui Refinery Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold LS-NIKKO Copper Inc. Korea Conformant
    
Gold LT Metal Ltd. Korea Conformant
    
Gold Luoyang Zijin Yinhui Gold Refinery Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Marsam Metals Brazil Conformant

 

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Gold Materion United States Conformant
    
Gold Matsuda Sangyo Co., Ltd. Japan Conformant
    
Gold Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd. China Conformant
    
Gold Metalor Technologies (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. Singapore Conformant
    
Gold Metalor Technologies (Suzhou) Ltd. China Conformant
    
Gold Metalor Technologies S.A. Switzerland Conformant
    
Gold Metalor USA Refining Corporation United States Conformant
    
Gold Metalurgica Met-Mex Penoles S.A. De C.V. Mexico Conformant
    
Gold Mitsubishi Materials Corporation Japan Conformant
    
Gold Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd. Japan Conformant
    
Gold MMTC-PAMP India Pvt., Ltd. India Conformant
    
Gold Modeltech Sdn Bhd Malaysia On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Morris and Watson New Zealand On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Moscow Special Alloys Processing Plant Russian Federation Conformant
    
Gold Nadir Metal Rafineri San. Ve Tic. A.S. Turkey Conformant

 

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Gold Navoi Mining and Metallurgical
Combinat
 Uzbekistan On Smelter Look-up
Tab Only
    
Gold NH Recytech Company Korea On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Nihon Material Co., Ltd. Japan Conformant
    
Gold Ogussa Osterreichische Gold- und Silber-Scheideanstalt GmbH Austria Conformant
    
Gold Ohura Precious Metal Industry Co., Ltd. Japan Conformant
    
Gold OJSC “The Gulidov Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant” (OJSC Krastsvetmet) Russian Federation Conformant
    
Gold OJSC Novosibirsk Refinery Russian Federation Conformant
    
Gold PAMP S.A. Switzerland Conformant
    
Gold Pease & Curren United States On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Penglai Penggang Gold Industry Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Planta Recuperadora de Metales SpA Chile Conformant
    
Gold Prioksky Plant of Non-Ferrous Metals Russian Federation Conformant
    
Gold PT Aneka Tambang (Persero) Tbk Indonesia Conformant
    
Gold PX Precinox S.A. Switzerland Conformant

 

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Gold QG Refining, LLC United States On Smelter Look-up
Tab Only
    
Gold Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd. South Africa Conformant
    
Gold Refinery of Seemine Gold Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold REMONDIS PMR B.V. Netherlands Conformant
    
Gold Royal Canadian Mint Canada Conformant
    
Gold SAAMP France Conformant
    
Gold Sabin Metal Corp. United States On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Safimet S.p.A Italy Conformant
    
Gold SAFINA A.S. Czech Republic Active
    
Gold Sai Refinery India On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Samduck Precious Metals Korea Conformant
    
Gold SAMWON METALS Corp. Korea On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold SAXONIA Edelmetalle GmbH Germany Conformant
    
Gold SEMPSA Joyeria Plateria S.A. Spain Conformant
    
Gold Shandong Humon Smelting Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Shandong Tiancheng Biological Gold Industrial Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Shandong Zhaojin Gold & Silver Refinery Co., Ltd. China Conformant

 

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Gold Sichuan Tianze Precious Metals Co.,
Ltd.
 China Conformant
    
Gold Singway Technology Co., Ltd. Taiwan Conformant
    
Gold SOE Shyolkovsky Factory of Secondary Precious Metals Russian Federation Conformant
    
Gold Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp. Taiwan Conformant
    
Gold Sovereign Metals India On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold State Research Institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology Lithuania On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Sudan Gold Refinery Sudan On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. Japan Conformant
    
Gold SungEel HiMetal Co., Ltd. Korea Conformant
    
Gold T.C.A S.p.A Italy Conformant
    
Gold Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. Japan Conformant
    
Gold The Refinery of Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Gold Tokuriki Honten Co., Ltd. Japan Conformant
    
Gold Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Tony Goetz NV Belgium On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold TOO Tau-Ken-Altyn Kazakhstan Conformant

 

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Gold Torecom Korea Conformant
    
Gold Umicore Brasil Ltda. Brazil Conformant
    
Gold Umicore Precious Metals Thailand Thailand Conformant
    
Gold Umicore S.A. Business Unit Precious Metals Refining Belgium Conformant
    
Gold United Precious Metal Refining, Inc. United States Conformant
    
Gold Valcambi S.A. Switzerland Conformant
    
Gold Western Australian Mint (T/a The Perth Mint) Australia Conformant
    
Gold WIELAND Edelmetalle GmbH Germany Conformant
    
Gold Yamakin Co., Ltd. Japan Conformant
    
Gold Yokohama Metal Co., Ltd. Japan Conformant
    
Gold Yunnan Copper Industry Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Gold Zhongyuan Gold Smelter of Zhongjin Gold Corporation China Conformant
    
Tantalum Asaka Riken Co., Ltd. Japan Conformant
    
Tantalum Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tantalum CP Metals Inc. United States Conformant
    
Tantalum D Block Metals, LLC United States Conformant
    
Tantalum Exotech Inc. United States Conformant
    
Tantalum F&X Electro-Materials Ltd. China Conformant

 

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Tantalum FIR Metals & Resource Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tantalum Global Advanced Metals Aizu Japan Conformant
    
Tantalum Global Advanced Metals Boyertown United States Conformant
    
Tantalum Guangdong Zhiyuan New Material Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tantalum H.C. Starck Co., Ltd. Thailand Conformant
    
Tantalum H.C. Starck Hermsdorf GmbH Germany Conformant
    
Tantalum H.C. Starck Inc. United States Conformant
    
Tantalum H.C. Starck Ltd. Japan Conformant
    
Tantalum H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co. KG Germany Conformant
    
Tantalum H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH Germany Conformant
    
Tantalum Hengyang King Xing Lifeng New Materials Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tantalum Jiangxi Dinghai Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tantalum Jiangxi Tuohong New Raw Material China Conformant
    
Tantalum JiuJiang JinXin Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tantalum Jiujiang Tanbre Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tantalum Jiujiang Zhongao Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd. China Conformant

 

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Tantalum KEMET Blue Metals Mexico Conformant
    
Tantalum LSM Brasil S.A. Brazil Conformant
    
Tantalum Metallurgical Products India Pvt., Ltd. India Conformant
    
Tantalum Mineracao Taboca S.A. Brazil Conformant
    
Tantalum Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd. Japan Conformant
    
Tantalum Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tantalum NPM Silmet AS Estonia Conformant
    
Tantalum PRG Dooel Macedonia Conformant
    
Tantalum QuantumClean United States Conformant
    
Tantalum Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda. Brazil Conformant
    
Tantalum Solikamsk Magnesium Works OAO Russian Federation Conformant
    
Tantalum Taki Chemical Co., Ltd. Japan Conformant
    
Tantalum Telex Metals United States Conformant
    
Tantalum Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC Kazakhstan Conformant
    
Tantalum XinXing Haorong Electronic Material Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tantalum Yanling Jincheng Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tin Alpha United States Conformant

 

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Tin An Vinh Joint Stock Mineral
Processing Company
 Vietnam On Smelter Look-up
Tab Only
    
Tin Chenzhou Yunxiang Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tin Chifeng Dajingzi Tin Industry Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tin China Tin Group Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tin Dongguan CiEXPO Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Tin Dowa Japan Conformant
    
Tin Electro-Mechanical Facility of the Cao Bang Minerals & Metallurgy Joint Stock Company Vietnam On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Tin EM Vinto Bolivia Conformant
    
Tin Estanho de Rondonia S.A. Brazil On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Tin Fenix Metals Poland Conformant
    
Tin Gejiu City Fuxiang Industry and Trade Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Tin Gejiu Kai Meng Industry and Trade LLC China Conformant
    
Tin Gejiu Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tin Gejiu Yunxin Nonferrous Electrolysis Co., Ltd. China Conformant

 

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Tin Gejiu Zili Mining And Metallurgy Co.,
Ltd.
 China Conformant
    
Tin Guangdong Hanhe Non-Ferrous Metal Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tin Guanyang Guida Nonferrous Metal Smelting Plant China Conformant
    
Tin HuiChang Hill Tin Industry Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tin Huichang Jinshunda Tin Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tin Jiangxi New Nanshan Technology Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tin Ma’anshan Weitai Tin Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tin Magnu’s Minerais Metais e Ligas Ltda. Brazil Conformant
    
Tin Malaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC) Malaysia Conformant
    
Tin Melt Metais e Ligas S.A. Brazil Conformant
    
Tin Metallic Resources, Inc. United States Conformant
    
Tin Metallo Belgium N.V. Belgium Conformant
    
Tin Metallo Spain S.L.U. Spain Conformant
    
Tin Mineracao Taboca S.A. Brazil Conformant
    
Tin Minsur Peru Conformant
    
Tin Mitsubishi Materials Corporation Japan Conformant

 

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Tin Modeltech Sdn Bhd Malaysia On Smelter Look-up
Tab Only
    
Tin Nghe Tinh Non-Ferrous Metals Joint Stock Company Vietnam On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Tin O.M. Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Thailand Conformant
    
Tin O.M. Manufacturing Philippines, Inc. Philippines Conformant
    
Tin Operaciones Metalurgicas S.A. Bolivia Conformant
    
Tin Pongpipat Company Limited Myanmar On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Tin Precious Minerals and Smelting Limited India Active
    
Tin PT Artha Cipta Langgeng Indonesia Conformant
    
Tin PT ATD Makmur Mandiri Jaya Indonesia Conformant
    
Tin PT Menara Cipta Mulia Indonesia Conformant
    
Tin PT Mitra Stania Prima Indonesia Conformant
    
Tin PT Refined Bangka Tin Indonesia Conformant
    
Tin PT Timah Tbk Kundur Indonesia Conformant
    
Tin PT Timah Tbk Mentok Indonesia Conformant
    
Tin Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda. Brazil Conformant
    
Tin Rui Da Hung Taiwan Conformant
    
Tin Soft Metais Ltda. Brazil Conformant

 

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Tin Super Ligas Brazil On Smelter Look-up
Tab Only
    
Tin Thai Nguyen Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd. Vietnam Conformant
    
Tin Thaisarco Thailand Conformant
    
Tin Tin Technology & Refining United States Conformant
    
Tin Tuyen Quang Non-Ferrous Metals Joint Stock Company Vietnam On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Tin White Solder Metalurgia e Mineracao Ltda. Brazil Conformant
    
Tin Yunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tin Yunnan Tin Company Limited China Conformant
    
Tin Yunnan Yunfan Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten A.L.M.T. TUNGSTEN Corp. Japan Conformant
    
Tungsten ACL Metais Eireli Brazil Conformant
    
Tungsten Asia Tungsten Products Vietnam Ltd. Vietnam Conformant
    
Tungsten Chenzhou Diamond Tungsten Products Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Chongyi Zhangyuan Tungsten Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten CNMC (Guangxi) PGMA Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Tungsten Fujian Ganmin RareMetal Co., Ltd. China Conformant

 

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Tungsten Fujian Jinxin Tungsten Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Ganzhou Haichuang Tungsten Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Ganzhou Huaxing Tungsten Products Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Ganzhou Jiangwu Ferrotungsten Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Ganzhou Seadragon W & Mo Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Global Tungsten & Powders Corp. United States Conformant
    
Tungsten Guangdong Xianglu Tungsten Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co. KG Germany Conformant
    
Tungsten H.C. Starck Tungsten GmbH Germany Conformant
    
Tungsten Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Hunan Chuangda Vanadium Tungsten Co., Ltd. Wuji China Conformant
    
Tungsten Hunan Chunchang Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Hunan Litian Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Hydrometallurg, JSC Russian Federation Conformant
    
Tungsten Japan New Metals Co., Ltd. Japan Conformant

 

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Tungsten Jiangwu H.C. Starck Tungsten
Products Co., Ltd.
 China Conformant
    
Tungsten Jiangxi Gan Bei Tungsten Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Jiangxi Minmetals Gao’an Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd. China On Smelter Look-up Tab Only
    
Tungsten Jiangxi Tonggu Non-ferrous Metallurgical & Chemical Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Jiangxi Xianglu Tungsten Co., Ltd. China Active
    
Tungsten Jiangxi Xinsheng Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Jiangxi Yaosheng Tungsten Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten JSC “Kirovgrad Hard Alloys Plant” Russian Federation Active
    
Tungsten Kennametal Fallon United States Conformant
    
Tungsten Kennametal Huntsville United States Conformant
    
Tungsten KGETS CO., LTD. Korea Conformant
    
Tungsten Lianyou Metals Co., Ltd. Taiwan Conformant
    
Tungsten Malipo Haiyu Tungsten Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Masan Tungsten Chemical LLC (MTC) Vietnam Conformant
    
Tungsten Moliren Ltd. Russian Federation Conformant
    
Tungsten Niagara Refining LLC United States Conformant

 

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Tungsten Philippine Chuangxin Industrial Co.,
Inc.
 Philippines Conformant
    
Tungsten Tejing (Vietnam) Tungsten Co., Ltd. Vietnam Conformant
    
Tungsten Unecha Refractory Metals Plant Russian Federation Conformant
    
Tungsten Wolfram Bergbau und Hutten AG Austria Conformant
    
Tungsten Woltech Korea Co., Ltd. Korea Conformant
    
Tungsten Xiamen Tungsten (H.C.) Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Xinfeng Huarui Tungsten & Molybdenum New Material Co., Ltd. China Conformant
    
Tungsten Xinhai Rendan Shaoguan Tungsten Co., Ltd. China Conformant

 

 a)

“Conformant” means that a smelter or refiner has successfully completed an assessment against the applicable Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (“RMAP”) standard or an equivalent cross-recognized assessment. Included smelters and refiners were not necessarily Conformant for all or part of 2019 and may not continue to be Conformant for any future period.

 

 b)

“Active” means that a smelter or refiner has committed to undergo an RMAP assessment, completed the relevant documents, and scheduled the on-site assessment. These may be in the pre-assessment, assessment or corrective-action phases of the assessment.

 

 c)

“On Smelter Look-Up Tab Only” means that a smelter or refiner is listed on the Smelter Look-up tab list of the CMRT, but is not listed as “Conformant” or “Active.”

 

 d)

Smelter or refiner status reflected in the table is based solely on information made publicly available by the RMI, without independent verification by SunPower.

 

 e)

Country location is the location of the smelter or refiner and is based solely on information made publicly available by the RMI, without independent verification by SunPower.

 

 

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Country of Origin Information

SunPower has endeavored to determine the mine or location of origin of the necessary 3TG contained in its in-scope products by requiring that the Suppliers provide it with completed CMRTs and through the other measures described in this Conflict Minerals Report. Where a smelter or refiner has been identified that is not Conformant, SunPower or the Service Provider also has reviewed public information, to the extent available, to try to determine the mine or location of origin of the 3TG processed by the smelter or refiner.

The countries of origin of the newly-mined 3TG processed by smelters and refiners listed above may have included countries listed below (as well as possibly other countries).

 

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Bolivia

Brazil

Burundi*

Canada

Chile

China

Czech Republic

Djibouti

Democratic Republic of the Congo*

Ecuador

Egypt

 

Ethiopia

Germany

Ghana

Guinea

Guyana

Hong Kong

Hungary

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Ivory Coast

Japan

Kazakhstan

Korea

Kyrgyzstan

 

Laos

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Mexico

Mongolia

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Netherlands

Nigeria

Papua New Guinea

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Russia

 

Rwanda*

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Spain

Suriname

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

Zimbabwe

 

 

* Represents a Covered Country.

The 3TG processed by the identified smelters and refiners also may have originated in whole or in part from recycled or scrap sources.

Due Diligence Improvement Measures

SunPower intends to further improve its due diligence measures for 2020 in order to mitigate the risk that the necessary 3TG in its in-scope products benefit armed groups by taking the following steps, among others:

 

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Continue to alert suppliers when SunPower obtains information that a 3TG smelter or refiner is believed to be irresponsibly sourcing 3TG.

 

  

Request that suppliers who have identified non-Conformant or high-risk smelters require their upstream suppliers to find alternative sources of 3TG or require certification of the smelters and refiners in their supply chains.

 

  

Review our 3TG compliance program for potential additional enhancements, in particular ways to enhance supplier engagement.

The foregoing steps are in addition to the steps that SunPower took for 2019.

 

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