Conflict Minerals


We support our clients ...

... in meeting the duty to provide information on the use of "conflict minerals"!

Companies traded in the U.S. stock exchange are obliged to observe the requirements of the "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act" (DFA). Section 1502 of the Act addresses so called "Conflict Minerals". These comprise gold, tantalum, tungsten and tin, which originate from the Democratic Republic of Congo and the adjacent countries. In this region, there is the risk of earnings from sourcing, refining and trading of these metals finance violent conflicts between armed groups.

U.S. publicly traded companies need to disclose whether their products contain such "Conflict Minerals", originating from the region specified above. In the long run, only demonstrably "conflict free" gold, tantalum, tungsten and tin shall be marketable.

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