Reaction to Conflict Minerals

Dr Dietrich Müller GmbH

Reaction to Conflict Minerals

Ahlhorn | 19.08.2013

In recent years, armed rebels have illegally mined and smuggled ore in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) or neighboring countries to fund their seditious activities.

These actions not only serve to widen the conflict, but also represent human rights violations in the form of forced labor and mistreatment of the local population.
In July 2010, the US Congress passed a bill on financial market reform to prevent the flow of funds to these armed groups.
Am 22. In August 2012, the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a directive requiring US-listed companies to disclose how they obtain and use the conflict raw materials for the extraction of tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold from rebel-controlled mines and regions .

As a manufacturer of electrical insulation materials, thermal conductivity products, technical foils and seals, Dr. Dietrich Müller GmbH does not intend to support the illegal activities and human rights violations mentioned above, although metals are only used to a very limited extent in the materials we use.

We give high priority to communication about such “conflict raw materials” in our supply chain.

We ask our suppliers to provide relevant information and exchange this information with our customers upon request.

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