SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Specialized Disclosure Report
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State of Incorporation)
Commission File Number
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
2111 N Molter Road, Liberty Lake, Washington
(Address of principal executive offices)
Thomas L. Deitrich
(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, and provide the period to which the information in this form applies:
Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to
December 31, 2019.
Section 1 – Conflict Minerals Disclosure
Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report
Itron, Inc. (Itron) evaluated its current product lines and determined that it manufactures certain products that contain tin, tungsten, tantalum, or gold (collectively, conflict minerals). Itron is filing this form along with a Conflict Minerals Report to disclose the process it used to determine the source of the conflict minerals utilized in the manufacture of its products.
Item 1.02 Exhibit
A copy of Itron, Inc.'s Conflict Minerals Report is filed as Exhibit 1.01 hereto and is publicly available at www.itron.com under the Investors link. The content of our website as referred to in this Form SD is included for general information only and is not incorporated by reference into this Form SD.
Section 2 – Exhibits
Item 2.01 Exhibits
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.
May 11, 2020
/s/ THOMAS L. DEITRICH
Thomas L. Deitrich
President and Chief Executive Officer
Conflict Minerals Report of Itron, Inc. in Accordance with Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
This is the Conflict Minerals Report of Itron, Inc. (Itron, we, us, our) for calendar year 2019 in accordance with Rule 13p-1 (Rule 13p-1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the 1934 Act). Please refer to Rule 13p-1, Form SD and the 1934 Act Release No. 34-67716 for definitions to the terms used in this Report, unless otherwise defined herein.
We are a technology and service company, which is a leader in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). We offer solutions that enable utilities and municipalities to safely, securely and reliably operate their critical infrastructure. Our solutions include the deployment of smart networks, software, services, devices, sensors, and data analytics that allow our customers to manage assets, secure revenue, lower operational costs, improve customer service, improve safety, and enable efficient management of valuable resources. Our comprehensive solutions and data analytics address the unique challenges facing the energy, water, and municipality sectors, including increasing demand on resources, non-technical loss, leak detection, environmental and regulatory compliance, and improved operational reliability. We operate under the Itron brand worldwide and manage and report under three operating segments: Device Solutions, Networked Solutions, and Outcomes.
We offer a portfolio of products, software, and services to our customers that can be a standalone, one-time purchase or an end-to-end solution that can be reoccurring over multiple years. The portfolio includes hardware products used for measurement, control, or sensing with and without communications capability; a combination of endpoints and network infrastructure designed and sold as a complete solution that acquires and transports application specific data; value added services, software, and products that organize, analyze and interpret data to gain insights, make decisions, and inform actions. We offer managed services, software-as-a-service (SaaS), technical support services, licensing hardware technology, and consulting services.
Itron manufactures and sells standard and smart metering solutions throughout the world. We have determined that certain of these products contain conflict minerals. These products are manufactured in our own manufacturing facilities and in facilities owned by our contracted manufactures throughout the world.
Supply Chain Overview
Our supply chain is complex. We do not directly source conflict minerals from smelters, refiners, or mines. We do not have direct knowledge to determine our conflict minerals country of origin, chain of custody, or whether or not these conflict minerals have directly or indirectly financed or benefited armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries. There are multiple tiers between our company and the mines. Accordingly, we rely on our direct suppliers to determine the origin of the conflict minerals contained in our products.
Due Diligence Process Update
In conducting our due diligence, Itron utilizes the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (OECD 2016) (OECD Framework), an internationally recognized due diligence framework. Our due diligence process requires all supplier agreements include conflict mineral language in the Terms of Contract (TOC) and Supplier Code of Conduct (SCC). This includes our expectation that suppliers source conflict minerals from certified conflict-free smelters. We request all new suppliers sign our standard TOC and SCC to confirm their understanding of our expectations.