Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C. 20549
SPECIALIZED DISCLOSURE REPORT
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
21001 Van Born Road
|(Address of principal executive offices)
Kenneth G. Cole
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
(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, 2013.
Section 1. Conflict Minerals Disclosures
Item 1.01. Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report
Unless the context indicates otherwise, the terms we, its, us, and our refer to Masco Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries. The Conflict Minerals Rule means, collectively, Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Form SD. As used in this Form SD and consistent with the Conflict Minerals Rule, Conflict Minerals are defined as columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite and the derivatives tantalum, tin and tungsten, without regard to their location of origin.
Applicability of the Conflict Minerals Rule to our Business
We manufacture, distribute and install home improvement and building products, with an emphasis on brand-name consumer products and services holding leadership positions. We are among the largest manufacturers in North America of a number of home improvement and building products, including faucets, cabinets, architectural coatings and windows. We are subject to the Conflict Minerals Rule because a portion of the products that we manufacture or contract to manufacture contain Conflict Minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of the products.
We do not directly source Conflict Minerals from mines, smelters or refiners, and we believe that we are, in most cases, many levels removed from, and have limited influence over, these market participants. Furthermore, because of the depth, breadth and constant evolution of our supply chain and competitive factors affecting our supplier base, there is significant difficulty identifying actors upstream from our direct suppliers. However, through the efforts described in this Form SD and the Conflict Minerals Report included as an exhibit to this Form SD, and as part of our reasonable country of origin and due diligence processes, we endeavored in good faith to determine if any of the Conflict Minerals necessary to the functionality or production of the products that we manufacture or contract to manufacture originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or any adjoining country (as defined in the Conflict Minerals Rule) and, if so, whether they directly or indirectly financed or benefited an armed group (as defined in the Conflict Minerals Rule) in the DRC or an adjoining country.
Conflict Minerals Report
As required by the Conflict Minerals Rule, a Conflict Minerals Report is provided as an exhibit to this Form SD and is available on our website at www.masco.com. We do not incorporate the information contained on our website into this Form SD or our Conflict Minerals Report and this information should not be considered part of this Form SD or the Conflict Minerals Report.
Item 1.02 Exhibit
The Conflict Minerals Report required by Item 1.01 is filed as Exhibit 1.02 to this Form SD.
Section 2 Exhibits
Item 2.01 Exhibits
Exhibit 1.02 Conflict Minerals Report for the calendar year ended December 31, 2013
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.
|June 2, 2014
|John G. Sznewajs
|Vice President, Treasurer and
|Chief Financial Officer
|Conflict Minerals Report for the calendar year ended December 31, 2013