Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
Deceuninck North America, LLC is committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values around human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. We also require all suppliers to comply with applicable legal standards and requirements.
On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued the final conflict minerals rule under Section 1502 the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Conflict Minerals Rule”). The Conflict Minerals Rule requires publicly traded companies to report annually the presence of conflict minerals (tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold, or “3TG”) originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries (“Covered Countries”).
Deceuninck’s securities are not publicly traded and we are therefore not subject to the Conflict Minerals Rule reporting requirements. Nevertheless, Deceuninck supports the goal of ending violence, human rights violations and environmental devastation in the Covered Countries. We are further demonstrating our commitment by voluntarily complying with the requirements under the Conflict Minerals Rule.
Deceuninck will cooperate with and assist our customers and suppliers in implementing their conflict minerals programs. We strive to work cooperatively with our customers and supply chain partners in implementing conflict minerals compliance programs.
Deceuninck applies due diligence in checking whether the supplier’s written evidence of the conflict minerals either originate form outside the Conflict Region or if they do originate form within this Region, that the smelters or mines are certified to be Conflict Free by an independent third party. Deceuninck has received declarations from all our suppliers stating their compliance with the Dodd Franck-Act.
Deceuninck strongly believes that the representations from its suppliers are true, are made in good faith, and are reasonable. We may reconsider our willingness to partner with suppliers that fail to comply with this Policy.
For more information on Deceuninck’s conflict minerals program contact us at 877-563-4251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.