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5.4 Million Casualties. Most Brutal Conflict Since WWII

Did you know that procurement of tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold sometimes fund the efforts of warlords and rebels in distant parts of the globe?2 We are working with partners to make a difference, but there is much still to be done. Find out more about the region, its people, and the issues surrounding conflict minerals3 by reading the following articles.

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The sourcing of minerals from the DRC and adjoining countries also supports the livelihoods of the people who live there. It is Intel's goal to use tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold in our products that do not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries, while continuing to support responsible mineral sourcing in the region. We're examining our supply chain to eliminate conflict minerals that finance violence and are working with industry partners to establish a smelter validation process. This Conflict-Free Smelter Program (CFSP) is a third-party audit process designed to validate smelter sourcing practices, providing a mechanism to obtain minerals from conflict-free sources while providing safer alternatives for local workers.

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Our Goal is for All Intel® Products to be Conflict-Free in 2016.

Intel has been working extensively with the industry and our suppliers to eliminate conflict minerals from our supply chain while still responsibly sourcing from the region. In January 2014, we announced the world’s first, commercially available microprocessors. Our goal is that all our products are conflict-free in 2016.1

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"Conflict free" and "conflict-free" means "DRC conflict free", which is defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules to mean products that do not contain conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten, and/or gold) that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries. We also use the term "conflict-free" in a broader sense to refer to suppliers, supply chains, smelters, and refiners whose sources of conflict minerals do not finance conflict in the DRC or adjoining countries.

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"Conflict minerals", as defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is a broad term that means tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, regardless of whether these minerals finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.

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