In August 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published final rules under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requiring that public companies disclose on Form SD the country of origin of certain minerals used in the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture. The rules require companies to make a reasonable inquiry to determine whether certain minerals used in their products originate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.
Georg Fischer Signet LLC, as a privately held corporation, is not subject to the Conflict Minerals reporting requirements; however, as a supplier to publicly-traded companies, we are committed to helping our customers comply with their reporting requirements.
We do not purchase directly, and do not procure knowingly any products containing Conflict Minerals from the DRC or adjoining countries.
Georg Fischer Signet LLC encourages and supports its suppliers in adopting policies and management systems with respect to Conflict Minerals and to drive those efforts throughout their supply chain to ensure that the specified minerals are being sourced only from mines and smelters outside the DRC or mines and smelters within the DRC which have been duly certified by an independent third party as “conflict free”.
Minerals covered by the SEC conflict minerals rules: