Armed groups engaged in mining operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries are believed to be subjecting workers to serious human rights abuses and are using proceeds from the sale of conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold, or “3TG”) to finance regional conflicts. In response to these concerns, the US Congress enacted Section 1502 of the Dodd‐Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act aimed at preventing the use of conflict minerals that finance or benefit these armed groups. The legislation requires US publicly traded companies using conflict minerals in their products to disclose the source of such minerals.
For more information on Conflict Minerals and Section 1502 of the Dodd‐Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, please access the final rule on the SEC website: https://www.sec.gov/rules/final/2012/34-67716.pdf
Updates to ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas Division conflict minerals status and policy will be posted on our sustainability website:
If you have specific questions regarding ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions, Americas Division products and Conflict Minerals policy or wish to obtain a copy of our CMRT please contact ConflictMinerals.Americas@assaabloy.com.