In 2012, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (‘SEC’) issued rules regarding “Conflict Minerals” (known as ‘3TG’ – Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten and Gold) as defined in and required by section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”). As a result, many companies are determining to what extent their products contain so-called Conflict Minerals and whether such minerals come from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the adjoining countries named in the Act with a view to stopping sourcing activities from these regions.
The Zimco Group strives to be a good corporate citizen. We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and protection of people who come into contact with our products and business, and we expect a high social, environmental and human rights standards among our suppliers. Managing our obligations in relation to Conflict Minerals is a part of this corporate responsibility.
Zimco Group endeavour to ensure that our products do not contain Conflict Minerals that have been sourced from mines that support or fund conflict within the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries.
In addition, we are committed to engaging with our customers regarding their disclosure obligations.