February 24, 2021
In 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘SEC’) issued final rules implementing the conflict minerals disclosure provisions of the Dodd-Frank all Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Under these rules, U.S. publicly traded companies must report annually on their use of conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold) from the Democratic Republic of Congo (‘DRC’) or certain adjoining counties.
Jewell Instruments, LLC, as a privately owned company, is not subject to the Conflict Minerals rules and reporting requirements, however, we understand that our customers may be and we are committed to helping our customers comply with their reporting requirements. In order to confirm if our products contain Conflict Minerals, Jewell Instruments, LLC has conducted a survey with our key suppliers to ascertain their use, if any, of these minerals in
the products that they supply us. The results of this effort demonstrated that our key suppliers do not use Conflict Minerals in the products they supply to us. However, ConflictFree Minerals cannot be perfectly guaranteed at the moment by all downstream suppliers and associated smelters. Jewell Instruments, LLC has initiated a program to require our suppliers to provide us with completed conflict minerals declarations using the EICC/GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting template. Consequently, we can in turn represent that, to the best of our knowledge, our products do not contain Conflict Minerals.
Jewell Instruments, LLC will continue to work with our key suppliers to ensure that we are able to identify the use of Conflict Minerals and our position as stated above remains accurate.
If you should need a copy of the EICC/GeSI reporting template please contact your Jewell Instruments’ Sales Representative.