In 2012 the US Securities Exchange Commission passed the Dodd-Frank Act on the extraction of conflict minerals, which requires companies listed on a US securities exchange that use any conflict minerals (tantalum, tungsten, tin and gold) to investigate the origin and to state in a report whether the purchase of these minerals might be used to finance armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo or neighboring countries.
This legislation does not affect Gestamp directly, but even so, we have our own “Conflict Minerals Policy”. We respond to questionnaires on this matter as requested by our clients and we also require the same from our suppliers, with the aim to gather information on the origin of these minerals.
The control of our suppliers’ conflict minerals is being managed with the “Gestamp Supplier Risk Management” (SRM) tool.
Gestamp´s Conflict Mineral Policy (pdf)