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. The specific Conflict Mineral status of all current Lincoln Electric Consumables is available below. Due diligence is being conducted upon any exceptions noted. Lincoln Electric has assessed the use of Conflict Minerals in its arc welding and cutting equipment and replacement parts. The results of that assessment and due diligence have been reported to the SEC and are posted below.
Inquiries regarding the conflict mineral status of any Lincoln product may directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lincoln Electric Policy Statement on Conflict Minerals
SEC Form SD and Conflict Minerals Report
General Information on Conflict Minerals
SEC Press Release and Fact Sheet
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