We are committed to the responsible sourcing of “conflict minerals” throughout our supply chain and to continuing to comply with the underlying SEC rules and regulations surrounding “conflict minerals”.
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 the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries.
The European REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of CHemicals) aims to ensure that more is known about the chemicals being used in the EU and, where necessary, restricting or prohibiting the use of higher risk substances to avoid adverse effects to human health or the environment. With REACH, the EU Commission also hopes, amongst other things, to reduce the need for animal testing (as producers and users will be required to share their test results) as well as spurring innovations in new chemicals.
The European RoHS Directive on the (Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) lays down rules with a view to contributing to the protection of human health and the environment, including the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste EEE.
Read our Conflict Minerals Report for the calendar year ended Dec. 31, 2015.
Download our Conflict Minerals Policy Statement.