Conflict Minerals Policy Statement

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has implemented reporting and disclosure requirements related to “conflict minerals”, as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Those requirements mandate that SEC-registered companies disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain “conflict minerals”, and if so, perform due diligence to determine whether those “conflict minerals” originated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”).

“Conflict minerals” refers to gold, as well as tin, tantalum, and tungsten, the derivatives of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite. Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act has raised awareness that “conflict minerals” originating from the DRC are sometimes mined and sold under the control of armed groups and are helping to finance conflict in the region characterized by extreme levels of violence.

Sussex Wire, Inc. is committed to the responsible sourcing of “conflict minerals” in an effort to ensure that the abuse of human rights in the DRC is put to an end. In support of this effort, Sussex Wire, Inc. will:

  • Commit to operate in full compliance with governing laws, rules and regulations.
  • Adhere to our customers’ requirements related to the procurement of refined metals used in our products.
  • Take measures to exercise due diligence on the sources of refined metals used in our products and, as much as possible, purchase material from only those suppliers who can help us achieve a “conflict free” supply chain.
  • Communicate this statement to our suppliers of refined metals and require that they adopt similar requirements.

Sussex Wire, Inc.’s management is committed to oversight of company’s procurement programs and the implementation of a “conflict free” supply chain.


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