Conflict Minerals Statement
At SPS, we have long taken steps to meet our responsibility to respect human rights.
In addition, we are deeply concerned about conflict and human rights abuses in the DRC funded through exploitive mining practices. As such, we fully support the aims and objectives of the Dodd-Frank Act, section 1502 and have designed our Conflict Minerals program to comply with the law and, we hope, have a positive impact on the situation in the DRC. To that end, we are committed to:
- Implementing relevant aspects of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas or other applicable due diligence framework
- Seeking to avoid sourcing 3TG from smelters that directly or indirectly benefit non-state armed groups
- Supporting industry efforts to identity, audit and certify smelters as DRC conflict-free.