The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2012, Section 1502, allows the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to impose reporting requirements upon U.S. and certain foreign manufacturers if their products contain metals derived from “Conflict Minerals” – tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold, or their derivatives; or any other mineral or its derivatives determined by the U.S. Secretary of State – originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries.
Bostik, Inc. fully supports the objectives of the Act. We do not directly source materials from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries ("Covered Countries"). Our suppliers have indicated they do not source materials from the DRC or Covered Countries. Bostik, Inc. will take proper steps to switch to conflict-free materials if at any point we become aware of non-conflict-free materials within our supply chain.