Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals


Lincoln Electric Statement on Conflict Minerals

Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and its implementing regulations, United States law now requires that U.S. companies report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on the origin of Conflict Minerals in products manufactured by the company and show due diligence if Conflict Minerals are sourced from the DRC or an adjoining country. The goal is to reduce funding of armed groups engaged in conflict and human rights abuses.

The Lincoln Electric Company has made a preliminary determination that substantially all of its arc welding consumables do not contain any Conflict Minerals, thus eliminating the need for any further inquiry on whether they are DRC Conflict Free. The specific Conflict Mineral status of all current Lincoln Electric Consumables is available below. Due diligence will be conducted upon any exceptions noted. Lincoln Electric is presently assessing the use of Conflict Minerals in its arc welding and cutting equipment and replacement parts and will report the results of that assessment and due diligence as required. Other Lincoln Electric affiliates are or will be conducting similar determinations for their products. Inquiries regarding the conflict mineral status of any Lincoln product may be submitted below or directed to or to your local Lincoln sales office.


 Lincoln Electric Policy Statement on Conflict Minerals 

 Conflict Minerals FAQ


General Information on Conflict Minerals

Download Congo Region Map
 Congo Region Map


SEC Press Release and Fact Sheet

SEC Final Rule 

SEC Conflict Minerals FAQ

OECD Due Diligence Guidance

Conflict Free Smelter Program   


Companies Conflict Minerals Letter (PDF) GeSI Conflict Minerals Report (PDF)
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