Transparency in Supply Chain / Conflict MineralsAs part of our sustainability agenda, we are in the continuous process of reviewing our supply chain with regards to the sourcing of conflict minerals as defined by Dodd-Frank Act.
Pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd‐Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has adopted rules imposing SEC reporting requirements upon publicly traded companies whose products contain metals derived from minerals defined as “conflict minerals”.
Conflict minerals in this context means coltan (tantalum), cassiterite (tin), wolframite (tungsten) and gold.
As part of our sustainability agenda, we are in the continuous process of reviewing our supply chain with regard to the sourcing of conflict minerals as defined by Dodd-Frank Act.
With our efforts we also support industry initiatives such as those led by the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition to increase transparency in supply chains and to enable companies to source conflict-free minerals.
We are guided by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) model supply chain policy for a responsible global supply chain of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
Linde Engineering expects its suppliers or potential suppliers of conflict minerals or other materials, and their sub-suppliers, to only source materials from environmentally and socially responsible sources.
Linde Engineering has developed procedures to determine the sources of the origin of raw materials. Conformance to the procedure is a requirement for all suppliers, and we encourage them to adopt similar policies with respect to conflict minerals and due diligence frameworks for their supply chains.