Commitment to responsible procurement
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Minerals originating from conflict-affected areas
On August 22, 2012 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to "Minerais de Conflit" as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
The rules require disclosure regarding whether certain products contain "conflict minerals" that are necessary to the "functionality or production" of those products.
The term "conflict minerals" refers to gold as well as tin, tantalum, and tungsten ("3T & G"), the derivatives of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, regardless of where they are sourced, processed or sold. The intent of these requirements is to further the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries, which has been partially financed by the exploitation and trade of "conflict minerals."