Seller acknowledges the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”) , and in particular its Minerals provision (Section 1502), and Seller also recognizes the significant legal and non-legal risks associated with sourcing tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (the “Conflict Minerals”) from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries (“DRC countries”).
Accordingly, Seller commits to comply with Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank and its implementing regulations. In particular, Seller commits to have in place supply chain policies and processes to undertake:
(1) a reasonable inquiry into the country of origin of Conflict Minerals incorporated into products it provides GDLS;
(2) due diligence of its supply chain, as necessary, to determine if Conflict Minerals are sourced from the DRC countries directly or indirectly;
(3) the conduct of any risk assessment and mitigation actions necessary to implement these country of origin inquiry and due diligence procedures; and,
(4) timely disclosure to GDLS on all its Purchase Orders/Subcontracts for products containing “conflict minerals” that are delivered during the current calendar year.