Conflict materials

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act:

Conflict minerals can be tantalum, tin, tungsten, gold, and cobalt, if they have their origin in the Democratic Republic of Congo or its neighboring countries. Proceeds from the sale of these materials can be used to finance armed conflicts in this region, and in some cases, human rights-violating military and paramilitary groups control their dismantling and marketing. Restrictions are designed to limit these funding opportunities and discourage companies from using these conflict minerals. However, use is not prohibited.

Checking products related to the use of so-called conflict minerals – this challenge is faced by companies along the supply chain of US listed companies, either as direct suppliers or as intermediate suppliers.

Due to the international trade relations we – as a processor of tin and gold containing metals – are also affected by inquiries and have therefore provided a standardized questionnaire for you to download here.