What are Conflict Minerals?
“Conflict Minerals,” as defined by the US legislation, currently include the metals tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, which are the derivatives of the minerals cassiterite, columbite-tantalite and wolframite, respectively. Downstream companies often refer to the derivatives of these minerals as 3TG. Product Manufacturing Minneapolis MN | Product Manufacturing Minneapolis MN
Note: Conflict Minerals can be extracted at many different locations around the world including the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The SEC rules define conflict minerals as 3TG metals, wherever extracted. For example, tin extracted in Canada, Russia or Argentina is considered a conflict mineral by definition. In the SEC rule, “DRC conflict-free” is defined as minerals that were extracted and did not directly or indirectly benefit armed groups in the covered countries. Therefore, tin extracted from Canada is considered “DRC conflict-free” under the definitions of the SEC rule.
All of the products we produce here at Golden Valley Products, Inc. that we provide to our customers are free of Conflict Minerals: Tantalum, Tin, Gold, or Tungsten.
- No Conflict Minerals are intentionally added to our products.
- We have a company policy in place that addresses conflict minerals sourcing.
- We require our direct suppliers to be DRC conflict-free.
- When applicable, we implement due diligence measures for conflict-free sourcing and request our suppliers to provide a Conflict Minerals Statement and/or Report.
- When applicable, we request smelter names from our suppliers. We verify due diligence information received from our suppliers and implement corrective action when necessary.
- Currently, we are not subject to the SEC Conflict Minerals disclosure requirement rule.