A. Schulman, Inc. (“ASI”) takes seriously the allegations that tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (“Conflict Minerals”) sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries (“Conflict Regions”) may finance or benefit armed groups that engage in serious human rights violations. ASI is committed to not knowingly purchasing raw materials that contain Conflict Minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in Conflict Regions.
As required by Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a rule that requires SEC reporting companies to disclose information about their use and sourcing of Conflict Minerals. To comply with this Conflict Minerals rule, and to reduce the risk that the mining and trade of the Conflict Minerals contained in ASI’s products finance or benefit armed groups in Conflict Regions, ASI actively works with its suppliers to identify the source of the Conflict Minerals contained in its products. Further, ASI expects its suppliers to undertake reasonable due diligence about the Conflict Minerals in their respective supply chains, provide information and answer questions regarding the sourcing of the Conflict Minerals in their products, and work to assure that the Conflict Minerals in their products and materials do not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in Conflict Regions.
If you have any questions about ASI’s Conflict Minerals policy, please inquire at email@example.com.
Dated: April 25, 2018