Calgon Carbon's Statement on Conflict Minerals
Calgon Carbon endorses the intended purpose of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”). Calgon Carbon is taking steps to source responsibly in support of its intent not to manufacture products that contain tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (“Conflict Minerals” or “3TG”) that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Calgon Carbon intends to fully comply with all requirements of the Act and requires our suppliers to assist us in our endeavor to do so.
Calgon Carbon cannot omit the use of some of the defined minerals in the manufacturing of our products as they are required for the functional performance of the products. Calgon Carbon does not purchase these metals directly from smelters or mines, so we must rely on the source information provided by our suppliers. Calgon Carbon is working closely with our direct suppliers to trace newly mined minerals back to their origin in order to ensure responsible sourcing. As tracing methods evolve, we intend to incorporate appropriate proven methods in our program to strive toward a conflict free supply chain.
Calgon Carbon requires suppliers whose products contain 3TG to submit this information to Calgon Carbon using the standardized Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC)/Global e-Sustainability Incentive (GeSI) Conflict Minerals Reporting Template that traces the metals back through the supply chain. Calgon Carbon also supports industry initiatives such as the Conflict Free Smelter (CFS) program to validate responsible and sustainable sources. If Calgon Carbon knowingly becomes aware of a supplier whose supply chain includes metals from a conflict source, Calgon Carbon will take the appropriate actions to remedy the situation in a timely manner, including reassessment of supplier relationships. Calgon Carbon expects its suppliers to take similar measures with their sources to ensure alignment throughout the supply chain.
Please direct all inquiries you have about the Act, including those regarding the information that must be provided by, or to, Calgon Carbon to ensure compliance with the Act, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.