Policy – Conflict Minerals
“Conflict minerals” originating from the Democratic Republic
of the Congo (DRC) are sometimes mined and sold under the control of armed
groups to finance conflict characterized by extreme levels of violence.
In August 2012, the United States Securities and Exchange
Commission (“SEC”) issued its final rules regarding “Conflict Minerals” known
as ‘3TG’ as defined in and required by section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall
Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”).
The concerned minerals are:
Coltan (columbite tantalite) and its derivatives (Tantalum)
Cassiterite and its derivatives (Tin)
Wolframite and its derivatives (Tungsten)
Bulten strives to be a good corporate citizen. We are
committed to ensuring the health, safety and protection of people who come into
contact with our products and business, we require high social, environmental
and human rights standards among our suppliers and we support efforts by our
customers to reach our common objectives to build up a socially and responsible
Bulten is committed to the responsible sourcing of “conflict
minerals” throughout our supply chain and continuing to comply with the
underlying SEC rules and regulations surrounding “conflict minerals” to enable
all Bulten products as “Conflict Free”.
Conflict minerals policy | pdf >