Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires due diligence and disclosure requirements on companies that manufacture products containing certain minerals designated as “Conflict Minerals”
- Cassiterite, columbite, Tantalite, gold, wolframite, and their derivatives tin, tantalum, and tungsten
- Cobalt and Mica, By extension since October 2021
sourced from certain Central Africa countries – Democratic Republic of Congo or surrounding countries.
The obligations of disclosure apply to these materials along the entire supply chain and to all companies involved. A&D categorically rejects any use of conflict materials from any of these conflict regions and procures such materials exclusively from responsible sources.
As part of the supply chain and pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act, A&D is committed to disclosure and compliance with the legal stipulations pertaining to conflict minerals. We require compliance with all obligations and an appropriate level of transparency along the supply chain.
The Company evaluates its relationships with its suppliers on an ongoing basis to ensure continued compliance with this policy. The Company reserves the right to request the Conflict Minerals Reporting Templates (CMRT, EMRT) from its suppliers regarding the source of any minerals included in its products. In addition, suppliers must maintain and provide to the Company, upon request, traceability data for a minimum of five years.
Conflict Minerals Reports
This transparency is important to us along the entire supply chain. We would be pleased to provide an up-to-date Conflict Minerals Reports:
The Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT ) to facilitate the transfer of information through the supply chain regarding mineral country of origin and the smelters and refiners being utilized.
The Extended Minerals Reporting Template (EMRT) to identify pinch points and collect due diligence information in the cobalt and mica supply chains.
Compliance of A&D products to Conflict Minerals Act (PDF)