EX-1.01 2 d574136dex101.htm EX-1.01 EX-1.01

Exhibit 1.01








This Conflict Minerals Report (“Report”) for Seagate Technology public limited company (the “Company,” “Seagate,” “we,” “us” or “our”) is provided in accordance with Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Rule”), for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2017 (the “Reporting Period”). This Report is being filed as Exhibit 1.01 to our Specialized Disclosure Report on Form SD and is also posted on our website at http://www.seagate.com/global-citizenship/. Information contained on, or accessible through, our website is not a part of this Report.

The Rule imposes certain reporting obligations on the registrants of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) whose manufactured products contain tin, tantalum, tungsten, or gold (“3TG,” also defined by the rule as “Conflict Minerals”). The Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) and its adjoining countries have extensive reserves of 3TG, some of which are illegally sourced and traded by armed groups who are responsible for significant human rights violations. The purpose of the Rule is to encourage companies whose products contain Conflict Minerals to endeavor to source from suppliers who do not directly or indirectly support such armed groups through their purchasing decisions. The Democratic Republic of the Congo and its adjoining countries, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, are collectively referred to in this Report as the “Covered Countries.”

We are a leading provider of electronic data storage technology and solutions. Our principal products are hard disk drives, commonly referred to as disk drives, hard drives or HDDs. In addition to HDDs, we produce a broad range of data storage products including solid state drives (“SSDs”) and their related controllers, solid state hybrid drives (“SSHDs”) and storage subsystems.

Our products are designed for mission critical and nearline applications in enterprise servers and storage systems; edge compute / client compute applications, where our products are designed primarily for desktop and mobile computing; and edge non-compute / client non-compute applications, where our products are designed for a wide variety of end user devices such as portable external storage systems, surveillance systems, network-attached storage (“NAS”), digital video recorders (“DVRs”) and gaming consoles.

Our cloud systems and solutions extend innovation from the device into the information infrastructure, onsite and in the cloud. Our portfolio includes modular original equipment manufacturers’ storage systems, and scale-out storage servers.

We are subject to the Rule because certain products that we manufacture or contract to be manufactured contain Conflict Minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of the products. Accordingly, we are required under the Rule to conduct a reasonable country of origin inquiry (“RCOI”) designed to determine in good faith whether any of the Conflict Minerals in our products either originated in the Covered Countries or came from recycled or scrap materials. We do not directly source Conflict Minerals from mines, smelters or refiners.

Our focus on responsible sourcing began well in advance of the adoption of the Rule. Seagate has been a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (“RBA”) since 2004 and our employees have worked closely with this organization to improve our global supply chain. The RBA is a nonprofit coalition of electronics companies that focuses on improving working conditions and environmental stewardship in the electronics industry supply chain. Through the RBA’s Responsible Minerals Initiative (the “RMI”), we have worked, and continue to work, with other companies focusing on responsible Conflict Minerals sourcing.

We rely on our direct suppliers to provide information with respect to the origin of the 3TG contained in components and materials supplied to us. In all cases, the information relating to the 3TG contained in our products comes from suppliers and from information provided to us through our membership with RBA and the RMI.

As we enter into new contracts, or as our existing contracts renew, we endeavor to add a Conflict Minerals clause requiring suppliers to provide 3TG sourcing, smelting and refinery information. In addition, as described below, we ask our suppliers to provide the 3TG sourcing information before contracts are renewed. Despite our efforts, we believe that it will take a number of years to ensure that substantially all of our supplier contracts contain Conflict Minerals clauses.

As of this Report, we are unable to determine the origin of the 3TG in our products that are necessary to the functionality or production of the products that we manufactured or contracted to manufacture during the Reporting Period. Therefore, we are required under the Rule to submit to the SEC a Conflict Minerals Report as an Exhibit to Form SD.

We believe the products that we manufactured or contracted to manufacture that are subject to the reporting obligations of the Rule contain 3TG of indeterminate origin because we have been unable to determine the origin of the 3TG they contain or to determine whether such minerals financed or benefitted armed groups in the Covered Countries.


Our products are designed for mission critical and nearline applications in enterprise servers and storage systems; edge compute / client compute applications, where our products are designed primarily for desktop and mobile computing; and edge non-compute / client non-compute applications, where our products are designed for a wide variety of end user devices such as portable external storage systems, surveillance systems, NAS, DVRs and gaming consoles. Seagate’s hardware products in the aggregate contain each of the Conflict Minerals, which are necessary to the functionality or production of the products.

Seagate is a partially vertically integrated company: we make our own recording heads and media, which are then assembled into finished functional memory devices. However, we do not directly procure any metals from smelters or refiners; rather, we purchase parts, components, materials, and subassemblies containing these metals. As such, Seagate occupies the supply chain position of downstream company as defined by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, Third Edition (the “OECD Guidance”).


The OECD Guidance established a five-step framework for due diligence as a basis for responsible supply chain management of minerals from conflict-affected and high risk areas. We outline select elements of our due diligence program design below. To determine the source and chain of custody of 3TG necessary for the production of our products, we conducted due diligence on our supply chain, using measures developed to ascertain whether the Conflict Minerals originated from the Covered Countries and, if so, whether the purchase of such minerals directly or indirectly benefited non-governmental armed groups.

Due Diligence Design Framework

Our Conflict Minerals due diligence measures have been designed to conform to the OECD Guidance for 3TG for “downstream companies” (as defined in the OECD Guidance) in all material respects. Our due diligence measures addressed the following steps:


  1. Establishing strong Company management systems for 3TG supply chain due diligence;


  a. We adopted a conflict minerals policy. The policy is available on our corporate website and communicated to suppliers and employees.

  b. We have a team of senior employees who are members of cross-functional working groups within the Company, and who are responsible for the management and continued implementation of our Conflict Minerals compliance strategy. This team includes representatives from our supply-chain management, corporate compliance, financial reporting and legal functions.


  c. Certain employees receive training on the RBA Code of Conduct requirements.


  d. We utilize the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (the “CMRT”) developed by the RMI to identify smelters and refiners in our supply chain. The CMRT requires that suppliers provide information concerning the usage and sourcing of Conflict Minerals in their materials, components and products.


  e. We utilize external counsel and consultants to assist with our compliance efforts


  f. Seagate is an active member of the RBA and RMI.


  g. Designated employees and consultants address various aspects of our due diligence program including review and validation of suppliers’ CMRT responses.


  h. Certain purchase order terms and conditions specifically reference and require RBA Code of Conduct and Conflict Minerals compliance.


  2. Identifying and assessing 3TG risks in our supply chain;


  a. We require suppliers to provide CMRTs on the materials, components, parts and products they sell to us.


  b. We review supplier CMRTs for completeness relative to our internal standard operating procedures and controls. We reject CMRTs that appear inaccurate or incomplete and request the supplier to perform additional due diligence to address identified issues.


  c. We evaluate smelters and refiners for compliance with third party smelter and refiner certification guidelines and the conformant and active criteria developed by the RMI.


  3. Designing and implementing strategies to respond to 3TG risks identified;


  a. Designated employees monitor and report on risk to certain members of senior management.


  b. Smelters/refiners that are determined to not be RMI certified or actively pursuing third party certification are encouraged by our suppliers and our participation in RMI to pursue third party certification.


  4. Contributing to independent third party audits of the due diligence practices of 3TG smelters and refiners by participating in industry organizations; and


  a. We support independent third party audits through our RMI membership.


  b. We assess information provided by the RMI and other certification bodies to determine if a smelter or refiner is conformant with applicable third-party conflict free certifications.


  5. Reporting on our 3TG supply chain due diligence activities.


  a. We file annually a Form SD and a Conflict Minerals Report with the SEC and make them publicly available on our website.

Due Diligence Measures Performed

Our due diligence measures for calendar year 2017 included the following activities:


    The Seagate Corporate Policy on Conflict Minerals (the “Policy”) is posted on our external corporate website and communicated to Seagate’s direct suppliers. The Policy seeks to eliminate our use of 3TG that contribute to human rights abuses in the Covered Countries.

    We updated our internal Corporate Standard Operating Procedure for Conflict Minerals Management (the “Standard Operating Procedure”) specifically designed to satisfy the OECD Guidance.


    We developed and implemented a Seagate Conflict Minerals Management Plan (the “Management Plan”) in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedure.


    We established an internal team to implement the Management Plan. The team undertook the following measures, which were designed to support our compliance with the Rule and our Standard Operating Procedure:

1. Establishing requirements in supplier contracts to define Seagate’s expectations of suppliers regarding sourcing of 3TG and reporting of information to Seagate.

2. Conducting a review to identify direct (i.e., first tier) suppliers of products containing 3TG (“3TG Direct Suppliers”).

3. Requesting that all 3TG Direct Suppliers provide information to us regarding their 3TG using the template developed by the RBA and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, known as the CMRT, to ascertain, for each of the 3TG, the smelter or refiner where it was processed, the smelter or refiner’s country of origin, the mine(s) of origin, and the location of the mine(s).

4. Reviewing and attempting to validate the information provided by our 3TG Direct Suppliers by establishing a process that includes an assessment of the completeness and reasonableness of the information provided, then conducting follow-up communications to address deficiencies, if any.

5. Comparing the smelters and refiners identified by relevant 3TG Direct Suppliers via the supply chain survey against the list of facilities that the RMI has validated as “conflict free.”

6. Supporting the RMI through membership in the RBA, participation in the RMI committee and other sub-committees, and requests of our 3TG Direct Suppliers to encourage the smelters/refiners in their supply chains to participate in the RMI.

7. Making periodic reports to Seagate senior management.

Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry

As a member of the RBA participating in the RMI, we utilized RMI’s due diligence of smelters and refiners together with the data our suppliers provided on their CMRTs. The RMI trains auditors to audit the smelters and refiners. The smelters and refiners that are found to be RMI conformant are those for which the RMI auditor has verified that the smelter’s or refiner’s 3TG came from conflict-free mines and trading if originating in the Covered Countries.

Based on a reasonable country of origin inquiry, Seagate does not know or have reason to believe that its Conflict Minerals originated or may have originated in the Covered Countries, except where RMI validated smelters or refiners have revealed sources within the Covered Countries that are verified as conflict-free. However, a significant portion of the Seagate supply chain remains undefined with respect to the country of origin of its 3TG, as described below.

Seagate has identified sources in all categories of countries per the RMI definition: L1 (Australia, Austria, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Sierra Leone, Spain, Thailand, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe), L2 (Mozambique), L3 (Burundi, , Rwanda, Uganda), DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo), and R/S (recycled or scrap feedstock). However, all our known DRC and L3 sources have been RMI validated as conflict free.


The following table depicts the status of our efforts to determine the smelters and refiners in our supply chain as of the end of calendar 2017 for the 3TG used in our hardware products.


Smelters or Refiners (“SORs”) / Metal

   Number of Eligible
SORs reported
   Conformant and
Active SORs
   Percentage Achievement
Towards Conflict-Free


   38    38    100%


   79    71    90%


   41    41    100%


   140    106    76%

We eliminated smelters and refiners that were not in the process of becoming validated by RMI.

For Seagate core and retail products, 100% of our 3TG suppliers provided CMRT data to us for calendar year 2017.

For our cloud storage solutions products (formerly known as Xyratex Ltd. and Dot Hill Systems Corp.), due to the extensive nature of the inherited supply chain which is undergoing transition into more mainstream Seagate sources, we limited our investigation of that supply chain for calendar year 2017 to the top 99.5% of direct materials spending. Each of those suppliers have provided us with their CMRT data.


We carried out the diligence process described above in order to ascertain the source and chain of custody of 3TG used in our supply chain. Based on the processes implemented and information gathered therefrom, we were unable to determine the origin of all of the 3TG used in our products. Therefore, we concluded that for the Reporting Period we were unable to determine whether the necessary 3TG in our products directly or indirectly financed or benefited armed groups in the Covered Countries. However, we found no evidence that any of our 3TG Direct Suppliers derived 3TG from sources within the Covered Countries other than from RMI validated sources.

Given the dynamic nature of the smelter and refiner lists appearing on our outbound CMRTs, we provide the following snapshot list of smelters and refiners known to be in our supply chain during calendar year 2017:










Gold    CID000015    Advanced Chemical Company    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Gold    CID000019    Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.    JAPAN
Gold    CID000035    Allgemeine Gold-und Silberscheideanstalt A.G.    GERMANY
Gold    CID000041    Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex (AMMC)    UZBEKISTAN
Gold    CID000058    AngloGold Ashanti Corrego do Sitio Mineracao    BRAZIL
Gold    CID000077    Argor-Heraeus S.A.    SWITZERLAND
Gold    CID000082    Asahi Pretec Corp.    JAPAN
Gold    CID000090    Asaka Riken Co., Ltd.(Gold)    JAPAN
Gold    CID000103    Atasay Kuyumculuk Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.    TURKEY
Gold    CID000113    Aurubis AG    GERMANY
Gold    CID000128    Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines)    PHILIPPINES
Gold    CID000157    Boliden AB    SWEDEN
Gold    CID000176    C. Hafner GmbH + Co. KG    GERMANY
Gold    CID000180    Caridad    MEXICO
Gold    CID000185    CCR Refinery - Glencore Canada Corporation    CANADA
Gold    CID000189    Cendres + Metaux S.A.    SWITZERLAND
Gold    CID000197    Yunnan Copper Industry Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID000233    Chimet S.p.A.    ITALY
Gold    CID000264    Chugai Mining    JAPAN
Gold    CID000328    Daejin Indus Co., Ltd.    REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Gold    CID000343    Daye Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID000359    DSC (Do Sung Corporation)    REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Gold    CID000362    DODUCO GmbH    GERMANY
Gold    CID000401    Dowa(Gold)    JAPAN
Gold    CID000425    Eco-System Recycling Co., Ltd.    JAPAN
Gold    CID000493    OJSC Novosibirsk Refinery    RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold    CID000522    Gansu Seemine Material Hi-Tech Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID000651    Guoda Safina High-Tech Environmental Refinery Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID000671    Hangzhou Fuchunjiang Smelting Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID000689    HeeSung Metal Ltd.    REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Gold    CID000694    Heimerle + Meule GmbH    GERMANY
Gold    CID000707    Heraeus Metals Hong Kong Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID000711    Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG    GERMANY
Gold    CID000767    Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd.(Gold)    CHINA
Gold    CID000778    HwaSeong CJ CO., LTD.    REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Gold    CID000801    Inner Mongolia Qiankun Gold and Silver Refinery Share Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID000807    Ishifuku Metal Industry Co., Ltd.    JAPAN
Gold    CID000814    Istanbul Gold Refinery    TURKEY
Gold    CID000823    Japan Mint    JAPAN
Gold    CID000855    Jiangxi Copper Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID000920    Asahi Refining USA Inc.    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold    CID000924    Asahi Refining Canada Ltd.    CANADA
Gold    CID000927    JSC Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Plant    RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold    CID000929    JSC Uralelectromed    RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold    CID000937    JX Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd.    JAPAN
Gold    CID000956    Kazakhmys Smelting LLC    KAZAKHSTAN
Gold    CID000957    Kazzinc    KAZAKHSTAN
Gold    CID000969    Kennecott Utah Copper LLC    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold    CID000981    Kojima Chemicals Co., Ltd.    JAPAN
Gold    CID001029    Kyrgyzaltyn JSC    KYRGYZSTAN
Gold    CID001032    L’azurde Company For Jewelry    SAUDI ARABIA
Gold    CID001056    Lingbao Gold Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID001058    Lingbao Jinyuan Tonghui Refinery Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID001078    LS-NIKKO Copper Inc.    REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Gold    CID001093    Luoyang Zijin Yinhui Gold Refinery Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID001113    Materion    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold    CID001119    Matsuda Sangyo Co., Ltd.    JAPAN
Gold    CID001147    Metalor Technologies (Suzhou) Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID001149    Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID001152    Metalor Technologies (Singapore) Pte., Ltd.    SINGAPORE
Gold    CID001153    Metalor Technologies S.A.    SWITZERLAND
Gold    CID001157    Metalor USA Refining Corporation    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold    CID001161    Metalurgica Met-Mex Penoles S.A. De C.V.    MEXICO
Gold    CID001188    Mitsubishi Materials Corporation(Gold)    JAPAN
Gold    CID001193    Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd.(Gold)    JAPAN
Gold    CID001204    Moscow Special Alloys Processing Plant    RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold    CID001220    Nadir Metal Rafineri San. Ve Tic. A.S.    TURKEY
Gold    CID001236    Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat    UZBEKISTAN
Gold    CID001259    Nihon Material Co., Ltd.    JAPAN

Gold    CID001322    Elemetal Refining, LLC    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold    CID001325    Ohura Precious Metal Industry Co., Ltd.    JAPAN
Gold    CID001326    OJSC “The Gulidov Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant” (OJSC Krastsvetmet)    RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold    CID001352    PAMP S.A.    SWITZERLAND
Gold    CID001362    Penglai Penggang Gold Industry Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID001386    Prioksky Plant of Non-Ferrous Metals    RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold    CID001397    PT Aneka Tambang (Persero) Tbk    INDONESIA
Gold    CID001498    PX Precinox S.A.    SWITZERLAND
Gold    CID001512    Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd.    SOUTH AFRICA
Gold    CID001534    Royal Canadian Mint    CANADA
Gold    CID001546    Sabin Metal Corp.    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold    CID001555    Samduck Precious Metals    REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Gold    CID001562    SAMWON Metals Corp.    REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Gold    CID001585    SEMPSA Joyeria Plateria S.A.    SPAIN
Gold    CID001619    Shandong Tiancheng Biological Gold Industrial Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID001622    Shandong Zhaojin Gold & Silver Refinery Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID001736    Sichuan Tianze Precious Metals Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID001756    SOE Shyolkovsky Factory of Secondary Precious Metals    RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold    CID001761    Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp.    TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
Gold    CID001798    Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.    JAPAN
Gold    CID001875    Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.    JAPAN
Gold    CID001909    Great Wall Precious Metals Co., Ltd. of CBPM    CHINA
Gold    CID001916    The Refinery of Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID001938    Tokuriki Honten Co., Ltd.    JAPAN
Gold    CID001947    Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID001955    Torecom    REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Gold    CID001977    Umicore Brasil Ltda.    BRAZIL
Gold    CID001980    Umicore S.A. Business Unit Precious Metals Refining    BELGIUM
Gold    CID001993    United Precious Metal Refining, Inc.    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold    CID002003    Valcambi S.A.    SWITZERLAND
Gold    CID002030    Western Australian Mint (T/a The Perth Mint)    AUSTRALIA
Gold    CID002100    Yamamoto Precious Metal Co., Ltd.    JAPAN
Gold    CID002129    Yokohama Metal Co., Ltd.    JAPAN
Gold    CID002224    Zhongyuan Gold Smelter of Zhongjin Gold Corporation    CHINA

Gold    CID002243    Gold Refinery of Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Gold    CID002282    Morris and Watson    NEW ZEALAND
Gold    CID002290    SAFINA A.S.    CZECH REPUBLIC
Gold    CID002312    Guangdong Jinding Gold Limited    CHINA
Gold    CID002314    Umicore Precious Metals Thailand    THAILAND
Gold    CID002459    Geib Refining Corporation    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold    CID002509    MMTC-PAMP India Pvt., Ltd.    INDIA
Gold    CID002510    Republic Metals Corporation    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold    CID002511    KGHM Polska Miedz Spolka Akcyjna    POLAND
Gold    CID002516    Singway Technology Co., Ltd.    TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
Gold    CID002560    Al Etihad Gold LLC    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Gold    CID002561    Emirates Gold DMCC    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Gold    CID002580    T.C.A S.p.A    ITALY
Gold    CID002582    Remondis Argentia B.V.    NETHERLANDS
Gold    CID002605    Korea Zinc Co., Ltd.    REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Gold    CID002606    Marsam Metals    BRAZIL
Gold    CID002615    TOO Tau-Ken-Altyn    KAZAKHSTAN
Gold    CID002708    Abington Reldan Metals, LLC    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold    CID002761    SAAMP    FRANCE
Gold    CID002762    L’Orfebre S.A.    ANDORRA
Gold    CID002765    Italpreziosi    ITALY
Gold    CID002777    SAXONIA Edelmetalle GmbH    GERMANY
Gold    CID002778    WIELAND Edelmetalle GmbH    GERMANY
Gold    CID002779    Ogussa Osterreichische Gold- und Silber-Scheideanstalt GmbH    AUSTRIA
Gold    CID002850    AU Traders and Refiners    SOUTH AFRICA
Gold    CID002852    GCC Gujrat Gold Centre Pvt. Ltd.    INDIA
Gold    CID002853    Sai Refinery    INDIA
Gold    CID002857    Modeltech Sdn Bhd(Gold)    MALAYSIA
Gold    CID002863    Bangalore Refinery    INDIA
Gold    CID002865    Kyshtym Copper-Electrolytic Plant ZAO    RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Gold    CID002866    Morris and Watson Gold Coast    AUSTRALIA
Gold    CID002867    Degussa Sonne / Mond Goldhandel GmbH    GERMANY
Gold    CID002872    Pease & Curren    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Gold    CID002918    SungEel HiTech    REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Gold    CID002919    Planta Recuperadora de Metales SpA    CHILE
Gold    CID002973    Safimet S.p.A    ITALY
Gold    CID003153    State Research Institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology    LITHUANIA
Tantalum    CID000211    Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tantalum    CID000291    Guangdong Rising Rare Metals-EO Materials Ltd.    CHINA
Tantalum    CID000456    Exotech Inc.    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tantalum    CID000460    F&X Electro-Materials Ltd.    CHINA
Tantalum    CID000616    Guangdong Zhiyuan New Material Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tantalum    CID000914    JiuJiang JinXin Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tantalum    CID000917    Jiujiang Nonferrous Metals Smelting Company Limited    CHINA
Tantalum    CID001076    LSM Brasil S.A.    BRAZIL
Tantalum    CID001163    Metallurgical Products India Pvt., Ltd.    INDIA
Tantalum    CID001175    Mineracao Taboca S.A.(Tantalum)    BRAZIL
Tantalum    CID001192    Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd.(Tantalum)    JAPAN
Tantalum    CID001200    NPM Silmet AS    ESTONIA
Tantalum    CID001277    Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tantalum    CID001508    QuantumClean    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tantalum    CID001522    RFH Tantalum Smeltry Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tantalum    CID001769    Solikamsk Magnesium Works OAO    RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tantalum    CID001869    Taki Chemical Co., Ltd.    JAPAN
Tantalum    CID001891    Telex Metals    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tantalum    CID001969    Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC    KAZAKHSTAN
Tantalum    CID002492    Hengyang King Xing Lifeng New Materials Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tantalum    CID002504    D Block Metals, LLC    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tantalum    CID002505    FIR Metals & Resource Ltd.    CHINA
Tantalum    CID002506    Jiujiang Zhongao Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tantalum    CID002508    XinXing HaoRong Electronic Material Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tantalum    CID002512    Jiangxi Dinghai Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tantalum    CID002539    KEMET Blue Metals    MEXICO
Tantalum    CID002544    H.C. Starck Co., Ltd.    THAILAND
Tantalum    CID002545    H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH    GERMANY
Tantalum    CID002547    H.C. Starck Hermsdorf GmbH    GERMANY
Tantalum    CID002548    H.C. Starck Inc.    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tantalum    CID002549    H.C. Starck Ltd.    JAPAN

Tantalum    CID002550    H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co. KG    GERMANY
Tantalum    CID002557    Global Advanced Metals Boyertown    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tantalum    CID002558    Global Advanced Metals Aizu    JAPAN
Tantalum    CID002568    KEMET Blue Powder    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tantalum    CID002707    Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda.(Tantalum)    BRAZIL
Tantalum    CID002842    Jiangxi Tuohong New Raw Material    CHINA
Tantalum    CID002847    Power Resources Ltd.    MACEDONIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF
Tin    CID000228    Chenzhou Yunxiang Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tin    CID000244    Jiangxi Ketai Advanced Material Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tin    CID000278    CNMC (Guangxi) PGMA Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tin    CID000292    Alpha    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tin    CID000306    CV Gita Pesona    INDONESIA
Tin    CID000309    PT Aries Kencana Sejahtera    INDONESIA
Tin    CID000313    CV Serumpun Sebalai    INDONESIA
Tin    CID000315    CV United Smelting    INDONESIA
Tin    CID000402    Dowa(Tin)    JAPAN
Tin    CID000448    Estanho de Rondonia S.A.    BRAZIL
Tin    CID000468    Fenix Metals    POLAND
Tin    CID000538    Gejiu Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tin    CID000555    Gejiu Zili Mining And Metallurgy Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tin    CID000760    Huichang Jinshunda Tin Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tin    CID000942    Gejiu Kai Meng Industry and Trade LLC    CHINA
Tin    CID001070    China Tin Group Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tin    CID001105    Malaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC)    MALAYSIA
Tin    CID001142    Metallic Resources, Inc.    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tin    CID001173    Mineracao Taboca S.A.(Tin)    BRAZIL
Tin    CID001182    Minsur    PERU
Tin    CID001191    Mitsubishi Materials Corporation(Tin)    JAPAN
Tin    CID001231    Nankang Nanshan Tin Manufactory Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tin    CID001314    O.M. Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.    THAILAND
Tin    CID001337    Operaciones Metalurgical S.A.    BOLIVIA (PLURINATIONAL STATE OF)

Tin    CID001399    PT Artha Cipta Langgeng    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001402    PT Babel Inti Perkasa    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001419    PT Bangka Tin Industry    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001421    PT Belitung Industri Sejahtera    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001428    PT Bukit Timah    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001434    PT DS Jaya Abadi    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001438    PT Eunindo Usaha Mandiri    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001448    PT Karimun Mining    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001453    PT Mitra Stania Prima    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001457    PT Panca Mega Persada    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001458    PT Prima Timah Utama    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001460    PT Refined Bangka Tin    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001463    PT Sariwiguna Binasentosa    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001468    PT Stanindo Inti Perkasa    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001471    PT Sumber Jaya Indah    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001477    PT Timah (Persero) Tbk Kundur    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001482    PT Timah (Persero) Tbk Mentok    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001490    PT Tinindo Inter Nusa    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001493    PT Tommy Utama    INDONESIA
Tin    CID001539    Rui Da Hung    TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
Tin    CID001758    Soft Metais Ltda.    BRAZIL
Tin    CID001898    Thaisarco    THAILAND
Tin    CID001908    Gejiu Yunxin Nonferrous Electrolysis Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tin    CID002036    White Solder Metalurgia e Mineracao Ltda.    BRAZIL
Tin    CID002158    Yunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tin    CID002180    Yunnan Tin Company Limited    CHINA
Tin    CID002455    CV Venus Inti Perkasa    INDONESIA
Tin    CID002468    Magnu’s Minerais Metais e Ligas Ltda.    BRAZIL
Tin    CID002500    Melt Metais e Ligas S.A.    BRAZIL
Tin    CID002503    PT ATD Makmur Mandiri Jaya    INDONESIA
Tin    CID002517    O.M. Manufacturing Philippines, Inc.    PHILIPPINES
Tin    CID002530    PT Inti Stania Prima    INDONESIA
Tin    CID002570    CV Ayi Jaya    INDONESIA
Tin    CID002572    Electro-Mechanical Facility of the Cao Bang Minerals & Metallurgy Joint Stock Company    VIETNAM

Tin    CID002573    Nghe Tinh Non-Ferrous Metals Joint Stock Company    VIETNAM
Tin    CID002574    Tuyen Quang Non-Ferrous Metals Joint Stock Company    VIETNAM
Tin    CID002592    CV Dua Sekawan    INDONESIA
Tin    CID002593    CV Tiga Sekawan    INDONESIA
Tin    CID002703    An Vinh Joint Stock Mineral Processing Company    VIETNAM
Tin    CID002706    Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda.(Tin)    BRAZIL
Tin    CID002756    Super Ligas    BRAZIL
Tin    CID002773    Metallo Belgium N.V.    BELGIUM
Tin    CID002774    Metallo Spain S.L.U.    SPAIN
Tin    CID002776    PT Bangka Prima Tin    INDONESIA
Tin    CID002816    PT Sukses Inti Makmur    INDONESIA
Tin    CID002829    PT Kijang Jaya Mandiri    INDONESIA
Tin    CID002835    PT Menara Cipta Mulia    INDONESIA
Tin    CID002844    HuiChang Hill Tin Industry Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tin    CID002848    Gejiu Fengming Metallurgy Chemical Plant    CHINA
Tin    CID002849    Guanyang Guida Nonferrous Metal Smelting Plant    CHINA
Tin    CID002858    Modeltech Sdn Bhd(Tin)    MALAYSIA
Tin    CID002859    Gejiu Jinye Mineral Company    CHINA
Tin    CID002870    PT Lautan Harmonis Sejahtera    INDONESIA
Tin    CID003116    Guangdong Hanhe Non-Ferrous Metal Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID000004    A.L.M.T. TUNGSTEN Corp.    JAPAN
Tungsten    CID000105    Kennametal Huntsville    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tungsten    CID000218    Guangdong Xianglu Tungsten Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID000258    Chongyi Zhangyuan Tungsten Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID000499    Fujian Jinxin Tungsten Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID000568    Global Tungsten & Powders Corp.    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tungsten    CID000766    Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd.(Tungsten)    CHINA
Tungsten    CID000769    Hunan Chunchang Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID000825    Japan New Metals Co., Ltd.    JAPAN
Tungsten    CID000875    Ganzhou Huaxing Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID000966    Kennametal Fallon    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tungsten    CID001889    Tejing (Vietnam) Tungsten Co., Ltd.    VIETNAM
Tungsten    CID002011    Vietnam Youngsun Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.    VIETNAM
Tungsten    CID002044    Wolfram Bergbau und Hütten AG    AUSTRIA

Tungsten    CID002082    Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002095    Xinhai Rendan Shaoguan Tungsten Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002315    Ganzhou Jiangwu Ferrotungsten Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002316    Jiangxi Yaosheng Tungsten Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002317    Jiangxi Xinsheng Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002318    Jiangxi Tonggu Non-ferrous Metallurgical & Chemical Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002319    Malipo Haiyu Tungsten Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002320    Xiamen Tungsten (H.C.) Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002321    Jiangxi Gan Bei Tungsten Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002494    Ganzhou Seadragon W & Mo Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002502    Asia Tungsten Products Vietnam Ltd.    VIETNAM
Tungsten    CID002513    Chenzhou Diamond Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002535    Jiangxi Xiushui Xianggan Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002541    H.C. Starck Tungsten GmbH    GERMANY
Tungsten    CID002542    H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co.KG    GERMANY
Tungsten    CID002543    Nui Phao H.C. Starck Tungsten Chemicals Manufacturing LLC    VIETNAM
Tungsten    CID002551    Jiangwu H.C. Starck Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002579    Hunan Chuangda Vanadium Tungsten Co., Ltd. Wuji    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002589    Niagara Refining LLC    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tungsten    CID002649    Hydrometallurg, JSC    RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tungsten    CID002724    Unecha Refractory metals plant    RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tungsten    CID002815    South-East Nonferrous Metal Company Limited of Hengyang City    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002827    Philippine Chuangxin Industrial Co., Inc.    PHILIPPINES
Tungsten    CID002830    Xinfeng Huarui Tungsten & Molybdenum New Material Co., Ltd.    CHINA
Tungsten    CID002833    ACL Metais Eireli    BRAZIL
Tungsten    CID002843    Woltech Korea Co., Ltd.    REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Tungsten    CID002845    Moliren Ltd    RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Our direct suppliers have named these smelters and refiners as their sources of tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold in the products we buy from them. We have subjected each incoming CMRT to systematic scrutiny often followed by additional supplier communication. This list of 3TG smelter and refiner sources in our supply chain is not exhaustive. Some suppliers have only made partial lists available to us. As noted, many have provided unrecognized names which we have not yet been able to resolve, and consequently those names are not included here. In addition, the inclusion of any name on our list does not imply that its products necessarily comprise portions of our products because some suppliers provide CMRT at product level and some at the supplier level resulting in over inclusion. Inclusion on this list only implies that the 3TG in all our products may come from these sources. As previously noted, the 3TG in our products may come from other sources that have yet to be identified.


Seagate expects to pursue several initiatives to attain a conflict-free 3TG supply chain, including the following:


    Continue to seek supplier commitments to conflict-free 3TG, to request that suppliers have their smelters and refiners engage in the validation audit process, and then, if necessary, convert to other preferred sources.


    Continue to refine our Compliance Assurance Software to accelerate and track progress, facilitate supplier communications, and make our information more complete, accurate, timely and specific using greater automation.

    In calendar year 2018, we are in the process of refreshing all our direct supplier data using the latest CMRT, with which we expect to enhance the quality of the information we obtain this year. We continue to work with the RBA and RMI to improve processes that encourage responsible sourcing of 3TG in a manner that avoids de facto boycott of legitimate minerals from Covered Countries.


This Conflict Minerals Report contains forward-looking statements, including, in particular, statements about our future plans to improve due diligence and supplier responsiveness and to seek supplier commitments in this regard. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to us as of the date of this Conflict Mineral Report and are based on management’s current views and assumptions. These forward-looking statements also involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from our expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include the veracity of information directly or indirectly provided to us by others and expectations regarding future smelter and refiner participation in conflict-free verification regimens. Except as may be required by law, we undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.