Conflict Minerals Policy
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law in July 2010. Part of this law directed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") to implement rules which obligated public companies to disclose their use of "conflict minerals" (tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold) that originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country ("Conflict Region").
Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
The goal of the SEC rule is to help eliminate civil conflict and human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("DRC") - abuses which are committed by armed militant groups - by cutting off the revenue that these militant groups derive from those mines that produce conflict minerals.
Although Kepco is not a publicly traded company, Kepco, Inc. supports the goals of the U.S. legislation on the supply of "conflict minerals". Kepco does not directly purchase raw metal ores from smelters or mines, that may ultimately be used in our product's components. We are many supply chain layers removed from the mining and processing of these metals.
Download Conflict Minerals Sourcing Policy statement.
Click on Conflict Minerals Questionnaire for the completed Conflict Minerals Reporting Template.