DuPont de Nemours, Inc. Statement on Responsible Sourcing of Minerals


As a global purchaser and supplier of goods and services, DuPont has an important role to play in the protection and respect for human rights including the responsible sourcing of minerals worldwide.

We take this role seriously throughout our supply chain including ensuring that the minerals used in our products, such as tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (“3TG,” or more broadly, “Conflict Minerals”) mined from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding areas meet the relevant U.S., E.U. and U.K. legal compliance mandates on use and sourcing.  

Furthermore, we strive to ensure that our compliance program also conforms to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (OECD Guidance).[1]  Consistency with the OECD Guidance furthers our ability to engage in responsible business practices in a manner that supports our core values. This includes DuPont’s monitoring of potential developments in high-risk areas outside the DRC as well as the potential for inclusion of additional minerals, materials and products sourced globally so as not to support conflict or related human rights abuses in any fashion.

DuPont’s long-established Conflict Minerals compliance program requires and maintains appropriate procedures to evaluate and select suppliers consistent with our Core Values, Human Rights Policy,[2] and  Policy, Code of Conduct.[3] DuPont builds upon this framework as a member of the Responsible Mineral Initiative (“RMI”),[4] one of the most utilized and respected resources for companies addressing responsible mineral sourcing in their supply chains.  DuPont encourages its suppliers to procure, directly or indirectly, from smelters and refiners certified through RMI’s Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (“RMAP”).

DuPont’s compliance program also includes:

  1. Establishing cross-functional teams to implement processes related to the responsible sourcing of Conflict Minerals, including our sourcing, legal, supply chain, product stewardship and environmental health and safety functions;
  2. Communicating to our suppliers the expectation for transparency in their responsible sourcing of minerals;
  3. Ensuring Conflict Minerals compliance language in supplier contracts;
  4. Annually vetting suppliers and obtaining written declarations regarding their sourcing of relevant materials using the RMI industry standard Conflict Mineral Reporting Template (CMRT) and Extended Minerals Reporting Template (EMRT); and,
  5. Relying on RMI’s RMAP which uses an independent third-party audit to identify smelters and refiners that have systems in place to assure responsible sourcing of conflict-free materials.

Last, DuPont will continue to monitor developments in potential global regulatory requirements for emerging conflict minerals, such as mica or cobalt, and work with our industry peers to support continued responsible mineral sourcing.


Rev.  March 14, 2023