SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
SPECIALIZED DISCLOSURE REPORT
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
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|940 Winter Street, Waltham, Massachusetts||02451|
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John L. Healy (781) 663-6900
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|☒||Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2017.|
Section 1 Conflict Minerals Disclosure
Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report
The Conflict Minerals Report for the calendar year ended December 31, 2017, filed herewith as Exhibit 1.01, is available at www.perkinelmer.com under Company-Corporate Social Responsibility-Sustainable & Ethical Business Practices.
Item 1.02 Exhibit
Exhibit 1.01 Conflict Minerals Report of PerkinElmer, Inc. for the calendar year ended December 31, 2017
Section 2 Exhibits
Item 2.01 Exhibits
Exhibit 1.01 Conflict Minerals Report of PerkinElmer, Inc. for the calendar year ended December 31, 2017
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.
|Date: May 30, 2018||By:|
|Joel S. Goldberg|
|Senior Vice President, Administration, General Counsel and Secretary|
Conflict Minerals Report
For the Year Ended December 31, 2017
PerkinElmer, Inc. (PerkinElmer or the Company) is filing this Conflict Minerals Report (Report) pursuant to Rule 13p-1 and Form SD under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Rule), for the reporting period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. The Rule requires companies that report under the Exchange Act to provide disclosures about conflict minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of products that they manufacture or contract to be manufactured. When those conflict minerals originate (or may have originated) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or certain adjoining countries (the Covered Countries) and did not originate (or may not have originated) from recycled or scrap sources, the Company must file a Conflict Minerals Report. Conflict Minerals are defined as cassiterite, columbite-tantalite (coltan), gold, wolframite, certain of their derivatives and other minerals, including tungsten, tin and tantalum.
PerkinElmer is a global leader focused on innovating for a healthier world through its advanced technologies and differentiated solutions, and addresses critical issues that help to improve lives and the world around us. PerkinElmer is a leading provider of products, services and solutions for the diagnostics, food, environmental, industrial, life sciences research and laboratory services markets. The Company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. The Company markets products and services in more than 150 countries, has approximately 11,000 employees, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PKI and is a component of the S&P 500 Index.
The principal products and services of our two operating segments are:
|||Discovery & Analytical Solutions. Provides products and services targeted towards the food, environmental, industrial, life sciences research and laboratory services markets.|
|||Diagnostics. Develops diagnostics, tools and applications focused on clinically-oriented customers, especially within the reproductive health, emerging market diagnostics and applied genomics markets. The Diagnostics segment serves the diagnostics markets.|
Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry
The Company conducted a reasonable country of origin inquiry (RCOI) designed to determine whether any of the necessary Conflict Minerals in its products originated in the Covered Countries and whether any of the Conflict Minerals are from recycled or scrap sources. As part of this RCOI, PerkinElmer requested completed Conflict Minerals Reporting Template forms from suppliers of components currently used in the Companys products. As of the end of calendar year 2017, the Company had received survey responses from its suppliers for approximately 55% of those components. The Company received a wide range of responses from its suppliers, which ranged from no conflict mineral content to statements advising that the supplier was not yet able to determine the origins of the applicable Conflict Minerals. Our suppliers have been advised by some smelters that provided information to them that they have little or no visibility into the origin of the raw metal utilized in the smelting process. The Company has been able to improve its ability to identify default components used by contract manufacturers, eliminating the optional approved components that the suppliers are not using. The Company estimates, after eliminating such default components, that it has roughly 26,000 part numbers. The supplier responses we received to our enquiries identified over 600 smelters as having possibly been utilized by our supply chain. We are not able to connect these smelters to our particular products, as many suppliers are not able to confirm details to the part level.
Based on the Companys RCOI, the Company has reason to believe that certain products that the Company manufactures or contracts to manufacture include necessary Conflict Minerals that may have originated in a Covered Country and also has reason to believe those Conflict Minerals may not have originated from recycled or scrap sources.
This Conflict Minerals Report will also be made available on the Companys website, located at www.perkinelmer.com, along with the Companys Statement on Conflict Minerals.
Products Covered and Supply Chain
This Report relates to PerkinElmer products (i) for which Conflict Minerals are necessary to the functionality or production of that product, (ii) which were manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by the Company, and (iii) for which manufacture was completed in 2017. The Company outsources the majority of its manufacturing requirements to third parties. Due to the number and complexity of products manufactured by the Company, at a Tier 1, or direct supplier to the Company level, the Company has over 1,700 suppliers and as noted above purchases items having over 26,000 part numbers. The Companys supply chain management, research and development, and engineering organizations, working as an internal Conflict Minerals program team, conducted a risk assessment of products manufactured for or on behalf of the Company and determined that Conflict Minerals are contained in, and are necessary for the functionality or production of, a relatively small percentage of the components used in the Companys products, with electrical components, such as printed circuit board assemblies, being most likely to contain Conflict Minerals. The Companys position in the supply chain for these components is significantly removed from Conflict Mineral mining operations, smelters and raw material distributors.
The Companys supply chain management organization determined that Conflict Minerals are most likely to enter the supply chain for the above-described products via transactions with electrical component manufacturers or distributors, or electrical assembly contract manufacturers. The Company estimates that for purchases in 2017 approximately 26,000 parts are within scope of the due diligence activities and as noted the bulk of these are catalog electrical components manufactured by third party organizations to their specifications. The Company has no ability to influence or exercise control over such third parties.
Design of Due Diligence
The Company exercised due diligence on the source and chain of custody of the necessary Conflict Minerals contained in its products. In this regard, the Companys supply chain management organization developed a due diligence process that is consistent with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (Third Edition).
Due Diligence Measures Undertaken
For the calendar year 2017, PerkinElmers due diligence efforts included, but are not limited to, the following:
|||Operated in accordance with the Companys Statement on Conflict Minerals, which is posted on the Companys website and provided to the Companys suppliers. The Statement describes the manner in which the Company is working within the regulatory framework to determine the source and chain of custody for any products containing Conflict Minerals;|
|||Facilitated corporate functional support of supply chain due diligence and implemented a corporate-wide steering group for the Conflict Minerals program team which reports to senior management, including representation from supply chain management, research and development, engineering, and operations functions;|
|||Established and maintained a mechanism by which questions and concerns regarding the Companys use of Conflict Minerals and policy with regard to Conflict Minerals may be raised with the Company;|
|||As both a purchaser and supplier of a wide range of products, the Company continued to engage in discussions with its suppliers and their supply chain partners to enhance its due diligence efforts;|
|||Continued our participation in industry forums to share best practices and current trends for Conflict Minerals reporting;|
|||Continued to communicate with key suppliers regarding applicable regulations and requirements;|
|||Updated employees on the Conflict Minerals program team regarding significant developments in the field;|
|||Conducted a risk assessment of the products manufactured for or on behalf of the Company, as well as the components and raw materials required for such production, including an analysis of bills of material for the products performed by the Companys engineering and operations organizations;|
|||Improved reporting functionality, allowing us to reduce the parts in scope to approximately 26,000, and continued efforts to obtain full material disclosure (FMD) for the parts within scope to identify their mineral content (of the roughly 14,000 parts for which FMD was obtained, about 8,000 were found to contain Conflict Minerals);|
|||Conducted an ongoing review of the Companys Conflict Minerals program with its supply base, which involved surveying over 1,700 direct and sub-tier suppliers of the components currently used in the Companys products.|
The Company does not have direct relationships with smelters and, accordingly, the Company does not perform direct audits of these entities in our supply chain. Rather, the Company relies on the efforts of industry associations that administer independent third-party smelter audit programs. In this regard, we relied on the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process issued by the Responsible Minerals Initiative to conduct audits and validate smelters.
Consistent with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, PerkinElmer has prepared and filed the foregoing Form SD and this Conflict Minerals Report, and posted the required content on our corporate website.
Future Diligence Measures
The Company will continue to evolve its Conflict Minerals program in 2018 based on industry best practice, OECD guidance and other relevant measures. The Company will continue to assess the remaining 45% of the components used in its products, and any newly added components, for Conflict Minerals content. As information becomes more readily available within the Companys supply chain, including through both direct suppliers and their supply base partners, the Company will continue to update its program and related standard operating procedures accordingly, including through the engagement of environmental compliance specialists when needed.
Results of Due Diligence
As described, the Company identified a relatively small percentage of the components used in its products as containing Conflict Minerals. These products are principally analytical and life science instrumentation that include as components printed circuit board assemblies containing Conflict Minerals.
PerkinElmer, in the majority of instances, does not design or manufacture these components. It is therefore not in a position to either control or influence the design, supply base or manufacturing of the components containing Conflict Minerals. Components are purchased through complex distribution channels ending with the direct manufacturer. While the overall level of knowledge and awareness among our suppliers has greatly increased, we are not able at this time to identify what facilities were used to process the necessary Conflict Minerals in these components, nor the country of origin of the necessary Conflict Minerals in these components.
Independent Private Sector Audit
PerkinElmer is not required to obtain an independent private sector audit for 2017.