BIC Graphic Policy on Conflict Minerals Assessments
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) requires companies that are registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to report their use of Conflict Minerals on an annual basis. Conflict Minerals consists of Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten and Gold if mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and/or any of its adjoining countries (Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola and Republic of the Congo). Congress’ main purpose in enacting the Dodd-Frank Act is to inhibit the ability of armed groups in these countries to fund their activities by exploiting the global trade in these minerals.
While BIC Graphic is not registered with the SEC and therefore not covered by the Dodd-Frank Act, we will nonetheless assist our customers who are covered by the Dodd-Frank Act with their reporting obligations.