Washington, D.C. 20549




Specialized Disclosure Report





Layne Christensen Company

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








(State or other jurisdiction

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation or organization)


Identification No.)






1800 Hughes Landing Blvd, Suite 800, The Woodlands, Texas 77380

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)




Michael J. Caliel, (281) 475-2600

(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:


[X]  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


Disclosure Requirement


This Disclosure for the year ended December 31, 2017 is presented to comply with Rule 13p-1 under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1932 (the "Rule"). The Rule was adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to Conflict Minerals as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the "Dodd-Frank Act"). The Rule imposes certain reporting obligations on SEC reporting companies whose manufactured products contain "Conflict Minerals" which are necessary to the functionality or production of their products. Conflict Minerals are defined as cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, gold, wolframite, and their derivatives, which are limited to tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold. As used herein, "Covered Countries" means the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country. RCOI means a reasonable country of origin inquiry.


The Company


This Disclosure has been prepared by Layne Christensen Company (the "Company"). Unless otherwise indicated, the terms "Company," "Layne," "we," "us" and "our" refer to Layne Christensen Company, together with its subsidiaries. Layne is a global water management, infrastructure services and drilling company. We provide responsible solutions for water, mineral and energy challenges. For the reporting period ending on December 31, 2017, Layne was comprised of three segments:  Water Resources, Inliner, and Mineral Services.


Supply Chain Due Diligence


Layne conducted an analysis of our business and determined that even though Layne does not operate a specific manufacturing segment, on occasion Layne manufactures or fabricates products for sale and for the use of its customers. In 2017, Layne's products comprised less than four percent of the Company's annual revenues.


Layne's Water Resources, Inliner, and Mineral Services Divisions manufactured and sold products in 2017. Those products were turbine and submersible pumps (Water Resources), water treatment systems (Water Resources), cured-in-place pipe lining tubes (Inliner), inversion units for installation purposes (Inliner), and Accu-Dril™ mud motors (Mineral Services). We removed Inliner from our RCOI after determining that no Conflict Minerals were necessary to the functionality or production of products manufactured by Inliner.


As part of Layne's analysis, all manufactured products and suppliers within the Water Resources and Mineral Services Divisions were assessed in order to identify Conflict Minerals scope and risk. Layne reviewed thousands of invoices and receipts to determine which vendors possibly required Conflict Minerals as a necessary element for the production or functionality of their products. Through this review process, Layne was able to identify ninety-seven critical suppliers who sold products that possibly required Conflict Minerals for their production or functionality.


Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry


For its 2017 Conflict Minerals Questionnaire, Layne based its survey on the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative's Conflict Mineral Reporting Template, created by Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, Incorporated (EICC) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). In April 2017, Layne contacted the ninety-seven vendors identified and received responses from all of them. Of the ninety-seven responses:  sixty-four indicated that their products do not contain Conflict Minerals sourced from the Covered Countries; two did not believe their products contained Conflict Minerals sourced from the Covered Countries and declined to conduct RCOI due diligence; and thirty-one did not know whether their products contained Conflict Minerals and declined to conduct RCOI due diligence.


Based on the responses to Layne's 2017 Conflict Minerals Questionnaire, the Company is unable to determine that any Conflict Minerals may have originated in the Covered Countries. As a downstream purchaser of Conflict Minerals-containing products, our due diligence measures can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurances regarding the source and chain of custody of the necessary conflict minerals. Our due diligence processes are based on the necessity of seeking data from our direct suppliers and those suppliers seeking similar information within their supply chains to identify the original sources of the necessary conflict minerals. Such sources of information may yield inaccurate or incomplete information and may be subject to fraud.


In accordance with the Rule, this Disclosure is available on the Company's website at




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.


Layne Christensen Company






/s/ Michael J. Caliel


Date:  May 29, 2018


Michael J. Caliel

President & Chief Executive Officer