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08.30.2016
Statement on Conflict Materials
 
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Background

In August 2012, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued its final rules regarding "Conflict Minerals" (known as ‘3TG' - Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten and Gold) as defined in and re- quired by section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act"). As a result, many companies are now focusing on whether and to what extent their products contain Conflict Minerals and whether such Conflict Minerals come from the Democratic Republic of Congo and the adjoining countries named in the Act.

 

As SEW-EURODRIVE is not a publicly listed company, SEW-EURODRIVE itself is not subject to the rules of the Act. Nonetheless SEW-EURODRIVE strives to be a good corporate citizen and intends to help its customers in complying with the Act, if needed. We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and protection of people who come into contact with our products and business, and we require high social, environmental and human rights standards among our suppliers. Managing our obligations in relation to Conflict Minerals is a part of this corporate responsibility.

 

SEW-EURODRIVE's commitments

We are working towards ensuring that our products do not contain Conflict Minerals that have been sourced from mines that support or fund conflict within the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries. Therefore we are committed to:

 

In addition, we are committed to engaging with our customers regarding their disclosure obligations.

 

SEW-EURODRIVE's measures

In working towards these commitments, we have taken a number of steps that include: