SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Specialized Disclosure Report
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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|
Square, Inc. (the Company or Square) is filing this Form SD pursuant to Rule 13p-1 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for the reporting period January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
The Companys primary hardware products include its magstripe reader, contactless and chip reader, chip card reader, Square Stand and Square Register, which are all manufactured by third parties (the Covered Products). A more complete description of the Companys products is included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI)
Following our initial determination that certain of our hardware products contain components that contain 3TG minerals, we conducted an RCOI to determine whether such 3TG minerals may have originated in the Covered Countries. Direct suppliers were asked to provide answers to the RMI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) reflecting Squares position on the supply chain. The CMRT is regarded as the most common reporting tool for Conflict Minerals content and sourcing information worldwide, developed by several of the worlds leading consumer electronics companies.
Responses were reviewed for completeness and consistency, and we routinely followed up with our suppliers for corrections and clarifications as needed. We submitted this questionnaire to 3 suppliers. We received responses to the questionnaire from each of these suppliers. We were informed that some suppliers have not received responses from all of their upstream suppliers. The suppliers CMRTs identified lists of smelters or refiners, and their countries of origin, which may supply 3TG minerals utilized in our manufactured products. The information obtained indicated that there was reason to believe that a portion of the 3TG minerals used in Square products may have originated in the Covered Countries and may not be exclusively from scrap or recycled sources.
We believe our RCOI process was reasonably designed and performed in good faith, but there are inherent limitations in the information provided to us by third parties, including the possibility of information being inaccurate, incomplete or falsified despite our efforts to validate and confirm the information. Furthermore, we relied on industry association sponsored smelter/refiner audits which may have limitations or errors/omissions.
Determination from RCOI
Based on the results of RCOI, the Company determined that, with respect to necessary 3TG in its Covered Products, the 3TG minerals may have originated in the Covered Countries, and therefore exercised due diligence on the source and chain of custody of the necessary 3TG.
A copy of this Form SD is publicly available on the Companys website at http://squareup.com/about/investors. The content of any website referenced in this Form SD is included for general information only and is not incorporated by reference in this Form SD.
Section 2 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.
|Date: May 30, 2018||SQUARE, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Jason S. Gao|
|Jason S. Gao|