Explanation of H.R. 4173 "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act" Section 1502 "Conflict Minerals"
Thank you for your inquiry regarding the obligations from the US law H.R. 4173 "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act" Section 1502 on "Conflict Minerals." Our company is very closely watching the US efforts to ban and control the extraction and trading of minerals coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring countries. This also applies to the Dodd Frank implementation regulations adopted in August 2012.
As a German company, we do not fall directly into the scope of this law. Nevertheless, we are paying close attention to the German, European and international developments regarding ethics, social and environmental standards.
That is why we are currently assuming that, according to the information available to us, the material in the products we deliver do not contain any "conflict minerals" in the sense of the aforementioned law, such as tin, tungsten, tantalum or gold from the Congo or neighboring countries. We will inform you immediately as soon as we have any information to the contrary.
Altdorf, on June 23, 2017