Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
Trimble is committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values concerning human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. On August 22, 2012 the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") published final regulations implementing the "conflict minerals" reporting obligations under section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Trimble is actively implementing the procedures, systems and reporting requirements necessary to comply with these regulations.
The Dodd-Frank Act requires that all publicly traded companies subject to SEC rules report annually on the presence of certain minerals, characterized as conflict minerals, including tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold, in the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture, and demonstrate the proper level of due diligence in determining whether these minerals originated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("DRC") or an adjoining country or from scrap or recycled sources. The goal of the act is to cut direct and indirect funding of groups engaged in armed conflict and human rights abuses.
Trimble does not directly purchase any conflict materials. Tracing these materials back to their country of origin is a complex task that may require us to, among other things, survey suppliers in our supply chain to understand what programs they have in place for tracing the source of minerals supplied to us or used in products supplied to us and to ensure that reasonable due diligence has been performed. Trimble uses and encourages its suppliers to use the OECD Due diligence Framework as part of the due diligence process to determine the source and chain of custody of the conflict minerals in the assemblies, parts or components they supply to us.
Trimble fully understands the importance of this issue and we will take the proper steps to ensure our continued compliance with the reporting obligations imposed by the SEC.
Conflict Minerals Disclosure
Trimble aligned its Conflict Minerals Program with the company’s Code of Conduct and adopted the Responsible Business Alliance's ("RBA") Code of Conduct for our Supplier Code of Conduct and a member of RBA’s Responsible Minerals Initiative("RMI").
Tracing materials back to their mine of origin is a complex but critical requirement of responsible sourcing in the electronics supply chain. The RBA and RMI are taking action to address material sourcing through the development of the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP). For more information click on the icon to the left to be taken to the website.
Click the left image to taken to RMI’s site where you can download the latest version of the CMRT. Click on the right images to be directed to RBA and RMI website
Please send all responses along with your completed CMRT or other conflict minerals documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have any questions concerning Trimble's request for the reporting of conflict minerals or need assistance in completing the CMRT please contact email@example.com.
Click the left images to view our supplier training slides for Conflict Minerals. Click on the right image to be directed to the OECD website.