Conflict Free Minerals

Supplier Verification Assessments

We conducted conflict minerals verification assessments of due diligence activities at two integrated circuit direct supplier sites in 2018.

Responsible In-Region Sourcing

Approximately 4% of processing facilities reported by our direct suppliers were confirmed as sourcing conflict minerals from the DRC or adjoining countries, and all of those processing facilities have been validated as RMAP Conformant.

Top Performance Ranking

We ranked number one in our industry group in the Responsible Sourcing Network's annual conflict minerals investor guide in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Processing Facility Progress

From reporting year 2017 to 2018, RMAP Conformant processing facilities in our integrated circuit products supply chain changed from 251 to 248, which includes the RF360 Holdings joint venture and its internal fabrication facilities.

100% Survey Response

We requested reasonable country of origin information and received responses from 100% of the direct suppliers of our integrated circuit products.

Supporting in-region efforts.

We believe it is important not only to continue to promote responsible in-region sourcing but also to contribute to on-the-ground development efforts in the Great Lakes Region. It’s also critical that a broad range of stakeholders continues to work together if we are to make a responsible supply chain a reality and improve economic conditions on the ground in the DRC and adjoining countries.

Since 2014, Pact and Qualcomm have been working to improve health and safety at mine sites across Congo, training artisanal miners on the most common and serious risks and building a safety culture among workers, site owners and financiers.

Our work with Pact is one example of how we are advancing the objective of improving quality of life for miners and their families.

Unconflicted Mineral Traceability in Africa's Great Lakes Region

Jan 11, 2016


Complying with the Dodd-Frank Act.

In compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, we will report annually on our use of conflict minerals to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Find our most recent disclosure here.

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