Superior’s Statement of Compliance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act – The Conflict Minerals Provision
Over the past few years, companies, non-government organizations and governments increasingly have been concerned about “conflict minerals” from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the surrounding region. These materials – tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold whose extraction and trade can illegally contribute to armed groups and human rights abuses in that region – can move from the DRC into global supply chains.
Superior Industries International, Inc. requires its suppliers to conduct their worldwide operations in a manner that respects labor and human rights, including sourcing minerals that do not directly or indirectly finance armed groups. In response to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, Superior Industries has examined our operations for the use of gold, tin, tantalum, tungsten and their non-derivative forms, cassiterite, columbite-tantalite and wolframite. We do not use any of these minerals or their non-derivative forms, with the exception of a steel alloy that contains tungsten.
As part of our country-of-origin inquiry, we received a certification from an independent, SSAE 16 certified compliance company certifying that the tungsten used in our steel alloy is not sourced from any conflict regions. Through our diligence and thorough country-of-origin inquiry, Superior Industries is confident that we do not use “conflict minerals” in our products or processes.