Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
EnPro Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“EnPro”) are committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values regarding respect for human rights, integrity and environmental responsibility.
It is well known that human rights violations have been associated with the mining of certain minerals from the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding countries (the “Conflict Region”). To address these issues, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted final rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to Conflict Minerals (as defined below), as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The rules require manufacturers who file certain reports with the SEC to disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain Conflict Minerals that are “necessary to the functionality or production” of those products. As defined by the SEC, “Conflict Minerals” refers to gold, as well as tin, tantalum, and tungsten, which are derivatives of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, respectively, regardless of where they are sourced, processed or sold.
EnPro supports these requirements to further the humanitarian goal of ending violence in the Conflict Region, which has been partially financed by the exploitation and trade of Conflict Minerals.
Accordingly, we will do the following:
1. We will ask our suppliers to undertake reasonable due diligence with their supply chains to determine if Conflict Minerals are being sourced only from (i) smelters outside the Conflict Region or (ii) smelters within the Conflict Region which have been certified by an independent third party as “conflict free”. At our request, our suppliers will be required to provide completed EICC-GeSI declarations documenting countries of origin for the Conflict Minerals they purchase.
2. We will encourage our suppliers to commit to being or becoming “conflict free” (which means that such supplier would not source Conflict Minerals from facilities in the Conflict Region that finance conflict or human rights violations).
3. If we discover that any material, part or component we procure contains Conflict Minerals that originate in the Conflict Region and are used to fund conflict, we will take appropriate actions to transition our product(s) to be “conflict free”.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to the use of “conflict minerals” in our supply chain, please contact us at email@example.com.