In order to ensure Acer' responsible minerals management aligns with the expectations of stakeholders, we adjusted the definition of “qualified smelters” to those that comport with third-party systems in compliance with the OECD' Due Diligence Guidance, including the RMI Responsible Minerals Assurance Process, the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) certification.As a result of our conflict minerals due diligence measures in 2018, we were able to identify 262 unique smelters in its supply chain. The number was a decrease of 36 smelters over the previous year. Acer also saw an increase in conformant smelters from 248 to 252 in 2018. The percent that conformant smelters represent in Acer' supply chain increased from 83% to 96%. A summary of our progress year-over-year can be found to right. For the results of the smelter due diligence investigations on cobalt, please see the 2018 Responsible Minerals Report.

For 2019, our targets are: 95% of smelters are conformant to an OECD-aligned 3rd party mechanism and 100% are either conformant to or participating in an OECD-aligned 3rd party mechanism.