Conflict Minerals Policy
Conflict Minerals Rule
Section 1502 of the "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act" identifies “Conflict Minerals” as financing armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the surrounding region. Companies publically traded in the USA must determine if any of their products contain tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold. If present, companies must determine the source of these substances. They also must submit a conflict minerals declaration to the SEC annually.
Akron Brass Company (and its corporate parent, Premier Farnell plc) supports the efforts to end the human suffering and environmental impact associated with mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries. Akron Brass Company will endeavour to support our customers in meeting their legislative and regulatory requirements.
Akron Brass suppliers are expected to ensure that the parts and products supplied to Akron Brass are DRC conflict-free (do not contain metals derived from “conflict minerals” such as tin, tungsten, tantalum or gold sourced from mines or smelters that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups through mining or mineral trading in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining county). Suppliers are to establish policies, due diligence frameworks, and management systems consistent with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
EICC Form - Effective April 15, 2016 (revised 04-27-2016)