The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 4173) and the recent EU legislation aim to prevent the trade in “Conflict Minerals” from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The current list of “conflict mineral” includes gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten. Several large NGOs and brands consider Cobalt a conflict mineral as well and have begun efforts to trace and manage its use throughout the global supply chain.
The Dodd-Frank Act required publicly listed companies to report annually to the Securities Exchange Commission on whether any conflict minerals used in their manufacturing process originated from the Democratic Republic of Congo or any adjoining country and if those minerals are “necessary to the functionality or production” of their products”. This reporting requirement was challenged and overturned in court.
Notwithstanding the above, we can confirm that, to the best of our knowledge that no officially designated Conflict Minerals (Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold) or Cobalt are present in any of our products or used in our manufacturing process.
If you require any further information on the impact of conflict minerals on our products please contact us.