“Conflict Minerals” - Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010
On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (USSEC), as directed by Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 finalized the requirements for public companies to disclose their use of "Conflict Minerals". The four minerals that make up the conflict minerals are Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold.
Atlas Bronze is a privately held corporation and thereby is not required to file reports with USSEC. Thereby Atlas Bronze is exempt from the requirements of section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. However, because Atlas Bronze is a supplier to companies that are covered directly by the rule, we intend to provide our customers with the information necessary for them to comply.
Of the four "Conflict Minerals", only Tin is used as an alloying element in the product(s) that Atlas Bronze supplies to its customers. The final rule also states that a “reasonable inquiry” be used to determine whether the conflict minerals are sourced from post-industrial or post-consumer scrap. Atlas Bronze has established said “reasonable inquiry” process with our suppliers, and have determined that the Tin in the alloy(s) Atlas Bronze supplies is from scrap sources and therefore is DRC Conflict Free.
Atlas Bronze Conflict Minerals Sourcing Policy
We expect our vendors to refrain from using “Conflict Minerals (3tg)” which originated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or any adjoining country (DRC). Upon request, we expect our supplier(s) to provide us with a reasonable and appropriate inquiry regarding sourcing in their supply chain regarding "Conflict Minerals".
Atlas Bronze is "Conflict Minerals Free"
Atlas Bronze wants to assure you that at this time we are not aware of the inclusion of any covered conflict minerals in our products that would require a finding of “NOT DRC Conflict Minerals Free”. Atlas Bronze is committed to continued due diligence to assure that its products remain DRC Conflict Free.