Superior’s Statement of Compliance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act – The Conflict Minerals Provision
Over the past decade, 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 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.
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.