On August 22, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued the final rules to implement Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Conflict Minerals Rule”). The rules require each publicly traded companies to disclose the presence of the conflict materials commonly known as “3TG” (Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum, and Gold) for which the conflict minerals are necessary for the functionality or production of one or more products that it manufactures, to perform due diligence on its supply chain in an effort to determine how these minerals are sourced. Furthermore, such companies must annually report and make public whether any conflict minerals originate from the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries named in the Act.
Rokko supports the objectives of the Act of ending violence, human rights violations and environmental destruction in the covered countries. We are committed to conducting our business operations in a manner that complies with applicable laws and regulations regarding conflict minerals and transparency in the supply chain in order to identify the sources of conflict minerals as accurately as possible.
Rokko is committed to engaging with our customers regarding their disclosure obligations and will assist in implementing their conflict minerals programs. We strive to work willingly with our customers and supply chain partners in the implementation of conflict minerals compliance programs.
Rokko actively takes measures to source materials from suppliers that are DRC conflict free and requires our suppliers to provide completed conflict minerals declarations. This is done using the EICC/GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template and we conduct due diligence within the supply chain to determine the chain of custody and origin of the conflict minerals.