March 18, 2014
Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to “Conflict minerals”, as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, Section 1502. The definition of “conflict minerals” refers to gold, as well as tin, tantalum, and tungsten, the derivatives of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, mined from location described as the “Conflict Region”, which is situated in the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries.
The Muth Mirror Company supports these requirements to further the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in the DRC and in surrounding countries, which has been partially financed by the exploitation and trade of “conflict minerals”
Our policy includes:
1. The support of the U.S. legislation on the supply of “conflict minerals”.
2. We will not procure knowingly specified metals that originate from facilities in the “Conflict Region”.
3. To ensure compliance, we will ask our suppliers to provide a written evidence documenting that they undertake reasonable due diligence with their supply chains to assure that specified metals are being sourced only from smelters outside the “Conflict Region”.
If we discover that any of the materials we use have minerals produced in factories that are considered to be “non-conflict free’, we will take the appropriate actions to transition the materials to be “conflict free”.
Chief Executive Officer