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NVIDIA Conflict Minerals Program

NVIDIA is fully committed to operating in a socially responsible manner and to implementing due diligence practices designed to determine whether minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries, including gold, tantalum, tungsten and tin (3TG), used in our products are “conflict‐free”. We published a conflict minerals statement in 2012 indicating this intention.

Due Diligence
NVIDIA’s due diligence process aligns with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) framework. We established an internal management system, centered around a conflict minerals team with representatives from operations, legal, sales and marketing, and requested all 3TG suppliers to complete the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT). To improve the collection, validation and analysis of our conflict minerals program, we leverage a 3rd party supplier management solution.

We are active members of the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) and the Public Private Alliance (PPA) for Responsible Minerals Trade to support initiatives targeted at improving the traceability of conflict minerals in the DRC. Through our membership in the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, we participate in the CFSI work group and Due Diligence Data Collection Team.

Reporting
You can review our Conflict Minerals Report for the calendar year ended December 31, 2013, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in May 2014.
NVIDIA’s two product groups, Silicon Products and System-Level Products, face variability in supply chain complexity, number of suppliers, and the ongoing process of obtaining complete sourcing and smelter information from the suppliers. Because of these complexities, we track suppliers in these product groups separately, and provide individual status reports to our customers on a regular basis.