Conflict minerals

Policy – Conflict Minerals

 

“Conflict minerals” originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are sometimes mined and sold under the control of armed groups to finance conflict characterized by extreme levels of violence.

 

In August 2012, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued its final rules regarding “Conflict Minerals” known as ‘3TG’ as defined in and required by section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”).

 

The concerned minerals are:

  • Coltan (columbite tantalite) and its derivatives (Tantalum)
  • Cassiterite and its derivatives (Tin)
  • Wolframite and its derivatives (Tungsten)
  • Gold

 

Bulten strives to be a good corporate citizen. We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and protection of people who come into contact with our products and business, we require high social, environmental and human rights standards among our suppliers and we support efforts by our customers to reach our common objectives to build up a socially and responsible supply chain.

 

Bulten is committed to the responsible sourcing of “conflict minerals” throughout our supply chain and continuing to comply with the underlying SEC rules and regulations surrounding “conflict minerals” to enable all Bulten products as “Conflict Free”.

 

 

 

2015-07-31

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