|WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORP filed this Form SD on 05/31/2016|
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Specialized Disclosure Report
Westlake Chemical Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
L. Benjamin Ederington
(Name and telephone number, including area code, of the person to contact in connection with this report.)
Check the appropriate box to indicate the rule pursuant to which this form is being filed, and provide the period to which the information in this form applies:
Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report
Please refer to Rule 13p-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the 1934 Act), Form SD and the 1934 Act Release No. 34-67716 (together, the Conflict Minerals Rule) for definitions of the terms used in this form, unless otherwise defined herein.
Pursuant to the Conflicts Minerals Rule, Westlake Chemical Corporation conducted a good faith, reasonable country of origin inquiry concerning any Conflict Minerals that were necessary to the functionality or production of products manufactured for sale by Westlake during the year ended December 31, 2015. Specifically, Westlake uses tin in the production of certain of its products. In conducting this country of origin inquiry, Westlake contacted all of its suppliers whose materials were necessary to the functionality or production of Westlakes products and might contain Conflict Minerals and requested confirmation as to whether or not the materials sold to Westlake by each such supplier contained Conflict Minerals from the Covered Countries.
Based on the confirmations received from such suppliers (none of which indicated that the materials sold to Westlake contained Conflict Minerals from a Covered Country), Westlake has no reason to believe that any Conflict Minerals that were necessary to the functionality or production of products manufactured for sale by Westlake during the year ended December 31, 2015 were from any of the Covered Countries.
In accordance with Rule 13p-1, Westlake has made the foregoing disclosure available on its Web site at www.westlake.com under http://www.westlake.com/fw/main/ir-home-page-123.html.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the duly authorized undersigned.