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Conflict-Free Minerals Statement

04/28/2014

We support ending the violence and human rights violations in the mining of certain minerals from a location described as the “Conflict Region”, which is situated in the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries.

The definition of “conflict minerals” refers to gold, as well as tin, tantalum, and tungsten, the derivatives of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, regardless of where they are sourced, processed or sold. The U.S. Secretary of State may designate other minerals in the future.

We support these requirements to further the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in surrounding countries, which has been partially financed by the exploitation and trade of “conflict minerals”.

Our Commitment:

1.Support the aims and objectives of the U.S. legislation on the supply of “conflict minerals”.

2. Do not knowingly procure specified metals that originate from facilities in the “Conflict Region” that are not certified as “conflict free”.

3. Ensure compliance with these requirements, and ask our suppliers to undertake reasonable due diligence with their supply chains to assure that specified metals are being sourced only from:

-Mines and smelters outside the "Conflict Region"

or

-Mines and smelters which have been cerified by a third party as "conflict free".

 

 

 

If we discover the use of these minerals produced in facilities that are considered to be “non-conflict free”,in any material, parts or components we procure, we will take appropriate actions to transition product to be “conflict free”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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