"Conflict Minerals" refers to gold, columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, wolframite, and their respective derivatives, which are limited to tantalum, tin and tungsten. In July 2010, the United States passed legislation requiring all U.S. public companies to disclose the chain of custody of conflict minerals mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries, where revenues may directly or indirectly finance armed groups engaged in civil war resulting in serious social and environmental abuses.
Conflict minerals constitute a very small part of the Company's supply chain needs. Nevertheless, the Company is committed to sourcing such minerals responsibly. To the extent conflict minerals are used in any of our products, we have confirmed with our suppliers that none of such minerals are sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.