As a global supplier of advanced materials, SCI Engineered Materials, Inc (SCI) is committed to complying with the Conflict Minerals provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, HR 4173, Section 1502 (“Conflict Minerals Act”). SCI will work with our suppliers and take appropriate actions to ensure that our products do not contain conflict minerals. These actions will include conducting reasonable country of origin inquiries and, as necessary, obtaining reliable certificates of origin for all materials that might possibly originate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) areas or an adjoining country.
The term conflict minerals generally refers to those minerals originating from the DRC and neighboring countries that may have directly or indirectly contributed to the financing of armed groups. These minerals include Tantalum, Tin & Tungsten as well as Gold (3TG). Such armed groups may be responsible for violence and human rights violations in the DRC.
We make purchases of 3TG minerals from the wholesale market for use in our products. Historically there has been no record to confirm the source of such wholesale minerals. We are working with our suppliers to identify the source of origin of the 3TG minerals used in our products. We will continue to exercise due diligence to ensure that SCI is fully compliant with the Conflict Minerals Act and will periodically post our findings in connection with our due diligence review.