UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM SD

  

Specialized Disclosure Report

 

Target Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Minnesota       1-6049
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)       (Commission file number)

 

1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

Anthony Heredia

Senior Vice President, Compliance and Ethics

(612) 304-6073

(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:

 

[X] Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2021.

 

[  ] Rule 13q-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13q-1) for the fiscal year ended ________.

 

 

 

 

 

Section 1 – Conflict Minerals Disclosure

 

Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report

 

A Conflict Minerals Report is provided for 2021 as an Exhibit to this Form SD and is available at https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/responsible-sourcing/social-compliance/labor-and-human-rights under the heading “Conflict Minerals Policy.” The information contained on Target’s website is not incorporated by reference into this Form SD or its Conflict Minerals Report and should not be considered part of this Form SD or the Conflict Minerals Report.

 

Item 1.02. Exhibit

 

The Conflict Minerals Report described in Item 1.01 is filed as Exhibit 1.01 to this Form SD.

 

Section 2 – Resource Extraction Issuer Disclosure

 

Item 2.01. Resource Extraction Issuer Disclosure and Report

 

Not applicable

 

Section 3 – Exhibits

 

Item 3.01. Exhibits

 

Exhibit 1.01. Conflict Minerals Report for the calendar year ended December 31, 2021.

 

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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.

 

TARGET CORPORATION  
   
  Date: May 31, 2022
/s/ Don H. Liu    
Don H. Liu    
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal & Risk Officer  

 

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Exhibit 1.01

 

 

 

Conflict Minerals Report

Filed May 31, 2022

(For the calendar year ended December 31, 2021)

 

This Conflict Minerals Report is being filed by Target Corporation (“Target”) pursuant to Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act and Form SD (collectively, the “Conflict Minerals Rule”). As used in this report, consistent with the Conflict Minerals Rule, “3TG” means columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, and the derivatives tantalum, tin, and tungsten.

 

Target is a retailer selling both everyday essentials and fashionable, differentiated merchandise at discounted prices. Target does not manufacture any of the products it sells. A significant portion of Target’s sales is from national brand merchandise. Approximately one-third of Target’s fiscal 2021 sales related to owned and exclusive brand products. Target may be subject to the requirements of the Conflict Minerals Rule because of the degree of influence that it may exercise over the materials, parts, ingredients, or components of some of its owned and exclusive brand products that contain necessary 3TG.

 

Target does not do any direct business with any smelters or refiners of 3TG. As a “downstream” company (which means a company between the smelter or refiner and the consumer), Target must rely on its vendors to provide accurate, reliable information about 3TG in its supply chain. Target also believes that, in most cases, it is several or more vendor tiers removed from the smelters and refiners of 3TG used in its products. However, through the efforts described in this Conflict Minerals Report, including its support of multi-stakeholder initiatives, Target is helping to address some of those difficulties presented to downstream companies and to encourage responsible sourcing in its supply chain.

 

Target’s Conflict Minerals Policy

 

Target encourages its suppliers to source 3TG responsibly. Target’s conflict minerals policy (the “Conflict Minerals Policy”) is publicly available at https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/responsible-sourcing/social-compliance/labor-and-human-rights. The information contained on Target’s website is not incorporated by reference into this Conflict Minerals Report or Target’s Form SD and should not be considered part of this Conflict Minerals Report or the Form SD.

 

The Conflict Minerals Policy states that Target will not knowingly purchase or sell any owned or exclusive brand product that contains 3TG that finances armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”) or an adjoining country (together, the “Covered Countries”).

 

The Conflict Minerals Policy also includes Target’s expectation that each of the vendors with which it contracts to manufacture will:

 

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1.Adopt a policy relating to 3TG sourcing that is consistent with Target’s Conflict Minerals Policy and 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: Third Edition, including the Supplement on Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten and the Supplement on Gold (the “OECD Guidance”);

 

2.Complete a Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (the “Reporting Template”), which is the standard form developed by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (the “RMI”) for gathering information regarding 3TG usage and related sourcing procedures;

 

3.Exercise due diligence in seeking upstream information to support the vendor’s responses to the questions in the Reporting Template;

 

4.Use smelters and refiners certified as “Conformant,” but avoid a generalized embargo on smelters or refiners in the Covered Countries; and

 

5.Make available its due diligence in determining the source of its 3TG upon Target’s request.

 

Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry

 

For 2021, Target conducted a “reasonable country of origin inquiry” (“RCOI”) within the meaning of the Conflict Minerals Rule. To the extent applicable, Target used the same processes and procedures for its RCOI as it used for its due diligence efforts (in particular, Steps 1 and 2 of the OECD Guidance, which are discussed below).

 

Target’s outreach, which is described below, included the vendors of products within the owned and exclusive brand merchandise categories that were identified as possibly containing 3TG (the “Surveyed Vendors”; these product categories are the “Surveyed Product Categories”).

 

Due Diligence Measures

 

Pursuant to the Conflict Minerals Rule, Target conducted due diligence for 2021 using the OECD Guidance framework, as discussed below.

 

1.OECD Guidance Step 1. Establish Strong Company Management Systems

 

Target’s Conflict Minerals Policy is summarized above.

 

Target’s existing integrity hotline has been designated as a grievance mechanism for team members, vendors, and other interested parties to be able to report violations of the Conflict Minerals Policy. Reports may be made online at www.TargetIntegrityHotline.com or via telephone from the U.S. and Canada at 1-800-541-6838. Information on how to report a suspected integrity violation via telephone from outside of the U.S. and Canada is available at www.TargetIntegrityHotline.com.

 

The Target Compliance and Ethics (“TCE”) team is responsible for managing Target’s 3TG compliance program. TCE designates dedicated employees (referred to as “team members”) to supervise the program. TCE receives support from other Target team members in Target’s sourcing, legal, internal audit, external financial reporting, and communications functions. The leadership of TCE receives periodic updates regarding Target’s 3TG compliance program. In

 

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2021, training and other resources on the Conflict Minerals Rule and Target’s 3TG compliance program were furnished to applicable TCE and other Target team members.

 

Target supplements its internal compliance team with outside professionals. Target uses a third party (the “Service Provider”) to collect, aggregate, and assess data from Surveyed Vendors to complement Target’s own internal management processes. Some of the activities described in this report, whether or not so indicated, are performed by the Service Provider on Target’s behalf. Target also uses specialist outside legal counsel to assist with its compliance efforts.

 

Target maintains its 3TG-related records for a minimum of six years. Target has requested that the Service Provider store records in its possession on Target’s behalf in accordance with Target’s internal document retention policy. These records are stored electronically by the Service Provider.

 

Target communicated its sourcing expectations relating to 3TG to the Surveyed Vendors through direct communications, information posted on Target’s vendor website, and online training. Target’s item set-up system requests vendors to specify whether a vendor’s items contain 3TG. Target’s standard contract requires vendors to comply with the objectives of Target’s Conflict Minerals Policy. 3TG training is made available to new vendors as part of Target’s onboarding process and remains available to vendors after onboarding. Additionally, vendors are provided with an email address at Target where they can direct questions about Target’s 3TG compliance program or Conflict Minerals Policy.

 

Target uses the Reporting Template for its Surveyed Vendor outreach. Through the Service Provider, Surveyed Vendors also are offered access to a vendor education portal and contacts for questions and guidance for responding to Target’s information requests. The Service Provider also provides a multi-lingual help desk to assist Surveyed Vendors with questions on how to complete the Reporting Template.

 

In addition, vendors and factories that produce owned and exclusive brand products for Target (including the Surveyed Vendors) must participate in Target’s broader social compliance program. The program requires those vendors to register applicable facilities with Target, indicating the locations of facilities. Additionally, each facility and vendor where owned and exclusive brand production takes place must authorize unannounced compliance audits. Through Target’s broader social compliance program, Target has the right to conduct unannounced spot-checks of vendors who may have produced products that contain 3TG and have access to their documentation.

 

As part of Target’s commitment to providing increased supply chain transparency, Target publishes a list of registered factories producing Target owned brand products on a quarterly basis. The list includes factories that directly produce Target’s owned brand products as well as apparel textile suppliers and wet processing facilities.

 

2.OECD Guidance Step 2. Identify and Assess Risks in the Supply Chain

 

For 2021, through the Service Provider, Target sent requests to 569 Surveyed Vendors to complete a Reporting Template.

 

The Service Provider sent reminders to non-responsive Surveyed Vendors requesting that they complete the Reporting Template. The Service Provider notified Target if Surveyed Vendors continued to be non-responsive. TCE team members followed up with non-responsive Surveyed

 

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Vendors and requested their participation. For 2021, Target received responses from 100% of its 569 Surveyed Vendors.

 

The Service Provider reviewed the responses received from the Surveyed Vendors against specific quality control flags. Follow-up inquiries were made by the Service Provider to Surveyed Vendors to address incomplete responses, responses that indicated sources of 3TG that were unknown to the Service Provider, and other responses that trigger follow-up or escalation. TCE team members also reviewed the responses of certain Surveyed Vendors who indicated that their products did not contain 3TG, and related supply chain data from Target’s internal systems, to confirm the accuracy of those responses. TCE followed up on the responses as it determined to be appropriate.

 

To the extent that a completed Reporting Template identified a smelter or refiner, the Service Provider examined whether the smelter or refiner was listed as Conformant. 215 of the 226 unique smelters and refiners identified by Surveyed Vendors that provided product level information (95%) were listed as Conformant by the RMI.

 

3.OECD Guidance Step 3. Design and Implement a Strategy to Respond to Identified Risks

 

Summaries of Surveyed Vendor responses were provided to the leadership of TCE.

 

To the extent applicable, Target may suspend purchases of a product from a Surveyed Vendor until that vendor locates a source of 3TG verified as coming from outside the Covered Countries or from a Conformant smelter or refiner in a Covered Country, subject to a reasonable grace period to allow the existing smelter or refiner to become Conformant. TCE tracks violations of Target’s policy by Surveyed Vendors and Target may stop doing business with Surveyed Vendors that are unwilling or unable to comply with Target’s policy.

 

In addition, to the extent that identified smelters and refiners are not listed as Conformant, Target seeks to exercise leverage over these smelters and refiners to become Conformant through participation in and support of the RMI. Target also uses information provided by the RMI to its members to monitor smelter and refiner improvement.

 

4.OECD Guidance Step 4. Carry Out Independent Third-Party Audit of Supply Chain Due Diligence at Identified Points in the Supply Chain

 

In connection with its due diligence, Target uses and relies upon information made available by the RMI concerning its independent third-party audits of smelters and refiners to assess smelter and refiner due diligence and to determine whether the smelter or refiner is Conformant. Through its membership in the RMI, Target supports industry-level implementation of independent third-party audits of smelters and refiners.

 

5.OECD Guidance Step 5. Report on Supply Chain Due Diligence

 

Target files a Form SD and Conflict Minerals Report with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, Target includes information on its Conflict Minerals Policy and 3TG compliance program in its annual Corporate Responsibility Report. Target’s Corporate Responsibility Report is available on its website at https://corporate.target.com/sustainability-esg/governance-and-reporting/reporting-progress.

 

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Potentially In-Scope Products; Identified Smelters and Refiners

 

For 2021, the Surveyed Product Categories were: (1) Apparel and Home Textiles; (2) Electronics, Lighting, Kitchenware, and Small Appliances; (3) Home Improvement and Automotive; (4) Footwear and Luggage; (5) Accessories, Jewelry, and Watches; (6) Furniture, Home Décor, Bath, and Seasonal Merchandise; (7) Lawn and Garden; (8) Health and Beauty Products; (9) Toys, Sporting Goods, and Pet Supplies and (10) Paper, Office, Stationery, and Scrapbooking. These categories are different than the five product categories Target uses for purposes of its other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission that cover all of the products it sells.

 

Due to the challenges of tracing sources of 3TG in a multi-tier supply chain, Target was able to determine the smelters and refiners that processed only a portion of the 3TG contained in its potentially in-scope products for 2021. Target’s findings about the source of necessary 3TG in products from Surveyed Vendors for 2021 were limited by the fact that many Surveyed Vendors reported only partial supply chain information and most vendors did not provide information about the source of necessary 3TG on an individual product basis, instead providing aggregate information for all of their products. Accordingly, Target has not determined that any of its products were “DRC conflict free” within the meaning of the Conflict Minerals Rule. However, none of the necessary 3TG contained in the in-scope products was determined by Target to directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Covered Countries.

 

In connection with Target’s RCOI or due diligence, as applicable, the Surveyed Vendors that provided product level information identified 226 unique smelters and refiners. Additional information on these smelters and refiners is provided in Annex A of this Conflict Minerals Report.

 

Future Risk Mitigation Efforts

 

Target has taken or expects to take the following steps for 2022 to mitigate the risk that Target’s necessary in-scope 3TG benefit armed groups:

 

1.Continue to promote industry-based efforts to educate vendors on the Conflict Minerals Rule and related compliance measures, through participation in multi-stakeholder initiatives;

 

2.Further refine its scoping process, and its review of supplier responses, to enhance accuracy and efficiency;

 

3.Encourage vendors to provide product level information for 2022 through ongoing outreach to vendors; and

 

4.Engage with vendors that provided incomplete responses or that did not provide responses for 2021 to encourage them to provide requested information for 2022.

 

All of the foregoing steps are in addition to the steps taken for 2021.

 

G. Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Conflict Minerals Report contains forward-looking statements, which are based on Target’s current assumptions and expectations. These statements are typically accompanied by the words “expect,” “may,” “could,” “believe,” “would,” “might,” “anticipates,” or similar words. The principal

 

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forward-looking statements in this report include Target’s expected refinements to its 3TG compliance program.

 

All such forward-looking statements are intended to enjoy the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Although Target believes there is a reasonable basis for the forward-looking statements, Target’s actual results could be materially different. The most important factors which could cause Target’s actual results to differ from its forward-looking statements are (a) the continued implementation of satisfactory traceability and other compliance measures by Target’s direct and indirect vendors on a timely basis or at all, (b) changes in the Conflict Minerals Rule and other political and regulatory developments relating to the sourcing of 3TG, whether in the Covered Countries, the United States or elsewhere, and (c) those factors set forth in Target’s description of risk factors in Item 1A to Target’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2022, which should be read in conjunction with the forward-looking statements in this Conflict Minerals Report. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Conflict Minerals Report or, if earlier, as of the date they are made, and Target does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

 

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Annex A

 

Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined in this Annex have the meanings set forth in the accompanying Conflict Minerals Report.

 

Smelters and Refiners

 

In connection with Target’s RCOI or due diligence, as applicable, the Surveyed Vendors that provided product level information identified the smelters and refiners listed below as having processed the 3TG contained in Target owned and exclusive brand products in 2021. Please see the notes that accompany the table for additional information concerning the data in the table.

 

Smelter and Refiner Information

 

  Metal   Official Smelter or Refiner Name   Smelter or
Refiner
Country
  Certification
Status
  Gold   8853 S.p.A.   Italy   Conformant
  Gold   Advanced Chemical Company   United States   Conformant
  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   Aurubis AG   Germany   Conformant
  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   CCR Refinery - Glencore Canada Corporation   Canada   Conformant
  Gold   Cendres + Metaux S.A.   Switzerland   Conformant
  Gold   Chimet S.p.A.   Italy   Conformant
  Gold   Chugai Mining   Japan   Conformant
  Gold   DODUCO Contacts and Refining GmbH   Germany   Conformant
  Gold   Dowa   Japan   Conformant
  Gold   DSC (Do Sung Corporation)   Republic of Korea   Conformant
  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

 

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  Gold   Geib Refining Corporation   United States   Conformant
  Gold   Gold Refinery of Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Gold   Guangdong Jinding Gold Limited   China  

Non-

Conformant

  Gold   Heimerle + Meule GmbH   Germany   Conformant
  Gold   Heraeus Metals Hong Kong Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Gold   Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd.   China  

Non-

Conformant

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

Non-

Conformant

  Gold   JX Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd.   Japan   Conformant
  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.   Republic of Korea   Conformant
  Gold   L'Orfebre S.A.   Andorra   Conformant
  Gold   LS-NIKKO Copper Inc.   Republic of Korea   Conformant
  Gold   LT Metal Ltd.   Republic of Korea   Conformant
  Gold   Marsam Metals   Brazil   Conformant
  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   Moscow Special Alloys Processing Plant   Russian Federation  

Non-

Conformant

  Gold   Nadir Metal Rafineri San. Ve Tic. A.S.   Turkey   Conformant
  Gold   Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat   Uzbekistan   Conformant
  Gold   NH Recytech Company   Republic of Korea   Conformant
  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

 

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  Gold   OJSC "The Gulidov Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant" (OJSC Krastsvetmet)   Russian Federation  

Non-

Conformant

  Gold   PAMP S.A.   Switzerland   Conformant
  Gold   Planta Recuperadora de Metales SpA   Chile   Conformant
  Gold   Prioksky Plant of Non-Ferrous Metals   Russian Federation  

Non-

Conformant

  Gold   PT Aneka Tambang (Persero) Tbk   Indonesia   Conformant
  Gold   PX Precinox S.A.   Switzerland   Conformant
  Gold   Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd.   South Africa   Conformant
  Gold   REMONDIS PMR B.V.   Netherlands   Conformant
  Gold   Royal Canadian Mint   Canada   Conformant
  Gold   SAAMP   France   Conformant
  Gold   Safimet S.p.A   Italy   Conformant
  Gold   SAFINA A.S.   Czech Republic   Conformant
  Gold   Samduck Precious Metals   Republic of Korea   Conformant
  Gold   SAXONIA Edelmetalle GmbH   Germany  

Non-

Conformant

  Gold   SEMPSA Joyeria Plateria S.A.   Spain   Conformant
  Gold   Shandong Gold Smelting Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Gold   Shandong Zhaojin Gold & Silver Refinery Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  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  

Non-

Conformant

  Gold   Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp.   Taiwan  

Conformant

  Gold   Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.   Japan   Conformant
  Gold   SungEel HiMetal Co., Ltd.   Republic of Korea  

Conformant

  Gold   T.C.A S.p.A   Italy   Conformant
  Gold   Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.   Japan   Conformant
  Gold   Tokuriki Honten Co., Ltd.   Japan   Comformant
  Gold   TOO Tau-Ken-Altyn   Kazakhstan   Conformant
  Gold   Torecom   Republic of Korea   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   Zhongyuan Gold Smelter of Zhongjin Gold Corporation   China   Conformant
  Tantalum   Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tantalum   D Block Metals, LLC   United States   Conformant
  Tantalum   Exotech Inc.   United States  

Non-

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 Rising Rare Metals-EO Materials Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tantalum   H.C. Starck Hermsdorf GmbH   Germany   Conformant
  Tantalum   H.C. Starck Inc.   United States   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
  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   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   TANIOBIS Co., Ltd.   Thailand   Conformant
  Tantalum   TANIOBIS GmbH   Germany   Conformant
  Tantalum   TANIOBIS Japan Co., Ltd.   Japan   Conformant
  Tantalum   TANIOBIS Smelting GmbH & Co. KG   Germany   Conformant
  Tantalum   Telex Metals   United States   Conformant
  Tantalum   Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC   Kazakhstan   Conformant
  Tantalum   XIMEI RESOURCES (GUANGDONG) LIMITED   China   Conformant
  Tantalum   XinXing Haorong Electronic Material Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tantalum   Yanling Jincheng Tantalum & Niobium Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tin   Alpha   United States   Conformant
  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   Dowa   Japan   Conformant
  Tin   EM Vinto   Bolivia   Conformant
  Tin   Fenix Metals   Poland   Conformant
  Tin   Gejiu Kai Meng Industry and Trade LLC   China  

Non-

Conformant

  Tin   Gejiu Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tin   Gejiu Yunxin Nonferrous Electrolysis Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tin   Gejiu Zili Mining And Metallurgy Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tin   Guangdong Hanhe Non-Ferrous Metal Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tin   HuiChang Hill Tin Industry Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant

 

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  Tin   Jiangxi New Nanshan Technology Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tin   Luna Smelter, Ltd.   Rwanda   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  

Non-

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
  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   PT Artha Cipta Langgeng   Indonesia   Conformant
  Tin   PT ATD Makmur Mandiri Jaya   Indonesia   Conformant
  Tin   PT Babel Inti Perkasa   Indonesia   Conformant
  Tin   PT Babel Surya Alam Lestari   Indonesia   Conformant
  Tin   PT Bangka Serumpun   Indonesia   Conformant
  Tin   PT Menara Cipta Mulia   Indonesia   Conformant
  Tin   PT Mitra Stania Prima   Indonesia   Conformant
  Tin   PT Prima Timah Utama   Indonesia   Conformant
  Tin   PT Rajawali Rimba Perkasa   Indonesia   Conformant
  Tin   PT Refined Bangka Tin   Indonesia   Conformant
  Tin   PT Sariwiguna Binasentosa   Indonesia   Conformant
  Tin   PT Stanindo Inti Perkasa   Indonesia   Conformant
  Tin   PT Timah Tbk Kundur   Indonesia   Conformant
  Tin   PT Timah Tbk Mentok   Indonesia   Conformant
  Tin   PT Tinindo Inter Nusa   Indonesia   Conformant
  Tin   Resind Industria e Comercio Ltda.   Brazil   Conformant
  Tin   Rui Da Hung   Taiwan   Conformant
  Tin   Soft Metais Ltda.   Brazil   Conformant
  Tin   Thai Nguyen Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd.   Vietnam   Conformant
  Tin   Thaisarco   Thailand   Conformant
  Tin   Tin Technology & Refining   United States   Conformant
  Tin   Yunnan Tin Company Limited   China   Conformant
  Tungsten   A.L.M.T. TUNGSTEN Corp.   Japan   Conformant
  Tungsten   ACL Metais Eireli   Brazil   Conformant
  Tungsten   Chenzhou Diamond Tungsten Products 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

 

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  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 Tungsten GmbH   Germany   Conformant
  Tungsten   Hunan Chenzhou Mining Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tungsten   Hunan Chunchang Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tungsten   Hydrometallurg, JSC   Russian Federation   Conformant
  Tungsten   Japan New Metals Co., Ltd.   Japan   Conformant
  Tungsten   Jiangwu H.C. Starck Tungsten Products Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tungsten   Jiangxi Gan Bei Tungsten Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tungsten   Jiangxi Tonggu Non-ferrous Metallurgical & Chemical Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tungsten   Jiangxi Xinsheng Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tungsten   Jiangxi Yaosheng Tungsten Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tungsten   Kennametal Fallon   United States   Conformant
  Tungsten   Kennametal Huntsville   United States   Conformant
  Tungsten   KGETS CO., LTD.   Republic of Korea   Conformant
  Tungsten   Malipo Haiyu Tungsten Co., Ltd.   China   Conformant
  Tungsten   Masan High-Tech Materials   Vietnam   Conformant
  Tungsten   Moliren Ltd.   Russian Federation   Conformant
  Tungsten   Niagara Refining LLC   United States   Conformant
  Tungsten   Philippine Chuangxin Industrial Co., Inc.   Philippines   Conformant
  Tungsten   TANIOBIS Smelting GmbH & Co. KG   Germany   Conformant
  Tungsten   Unecha Refractory Metals Plant   Russian Federation   Conformant
  Tungsten   Wolfram Bergbau und Hutten AG   Austria   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

 

(a) The table lists only the smelters and refiners identified by Surveyed Vendors that provided Target with product level smelter and refiner information for 2021. The smelters and refiners reflected above may not be all of the smelters and refiners that processed the necessary 3TG in Target’s in-scope products, since many of the Surveyed Vendors indicated that they were unable to identify all of the smelters and refiners used to process the necessary 3TG contained in Target’s owned and exclusive brand products. In addition, some of the identified smelters and refiners may not be in Target’s supply chain due to over-inclusiveness in the information provided by the Surveyed Vendors.
   
(b) The table only includes entities that were listed as smelters or refiners by the RMI.
   
(c) “Smelter or Refiner Country” is the country in which the smelter or refiner is located.
   
(d) “Certification Status” information in the table is as of April 1st, 2022.
   
(e)

“Conformant” means that a smelter or refiner has successfully completed an assessment against the applicable Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (“RMAP”) standard or an

 

 

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equivalent cross-recognized assessment. Included smelters and refiners were not necessarily Conformant for all or part of 2021 and may not continue to be Conformant for any future period. Target does not have information on the origin of the 3TG processed by any of the Conformant smelters and refiners prior to their respective certification dates.  

 

(f)

“Non-Conformant” means that a smelter or refiner is listed on the Smelter Look-up list tab of the Reporting Template, but is not listed as “Conformant.” Some of the smelters and refiners may be listed as “active” by the RMI.

   
(g) Certification Status and Smelter or Refiner Country information included in the table are based solely on information made available by the RMI, without independent verification by Target.

 

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Country of Origin Information

 

The countries of origin of the newly mined 3TG processed by the Conformant smelters and refiners listed above may have included the countries listed below as well as possibly other countries. The listed countries of origin are derived from information made available by the RMI. The RMI generally does not indicate individual countries of origin of the 3TG processed by Conformant smelters and refiners. Accordingly, 3TG in Target’s products may not have originated in a particular country listed below.

 

Argentina Georgia Mexico South Africa
Australia Germany Mongolia Spain
Austria Ghana Morocco Sweden
Azerbaijan Guatemala Mozambique Taiwan
Bolivia Guinea Myanmar Tanzania*
Botswana Guyana Namibia Thailand
Brazil Honduras Netherlands Turkey
Burkina Faso India New Zealand Uganda*
Burundi* Indonesia Nicaragua United Kingdom
Canada Ivory Coast Niger United States of America
Chile Japan Nigeria Uruguay
China Kazakhstan Papua New Guinea Vietnam
Colombia

Kenya

Peru Zambia*

 

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Dominican

Republic

Kyrgyzstan Philippines Zimbabwe

The Democratic Republic of the

Congo*

Laos Portugal  
Ecuador Liberia Russia  
Egypt Malaysia Rwanda*  
Ethiopia Mali Saudi Arabia  
Fiji Mauritania Senegal  
Finland Mexico Serbia  
France Mongolia Slovakia  

 

* Represents a Covered Country

 

In addition, according to information made available by the RMI, some of the listed smelters and refiners processed 3TG originating solely from recycled or scrap sources and others processed both recycled and scrap content and newly mined content.

 

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