Policy on Conflict Minerals
“Conflict Minerals” refers to tin, tungsten, tantalum or gold sourced from mines or smelters that have directly or indirectly aided armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo or surrounding countries. Many of these militias are responsible for human rights violations in the region. As an effort to end these human rights violations, the United States passed a law requiring due diligence into the use of these minerals and an audit of the extent to which payments for these minerals aid such militias.
Exterran is committed to supporting the U.S. Government’s efforts. We are developing and implementing a strategy to assure compliance with our policy on Conflict Minerals. As part of that strategy, we will ask our suppliers to certify the source of their tin, tungsten, tantalum or gold. If the source of such minerals is a mine or smelter in the Democratic Republic of Congo or a surrounding country, we will ask our suppliers to verify that no money has aided an armed group in the region.
This does not mean we ban the use of minerals sourced from any mine or smelter in the region as such a policy may harm legitimate miners in the region. We encourage our suppliers to only use responsible sources in the region.
Our preference is that our suppliers source the minerals only from smelters verified through an internationally recognized certification program. Once such a program is fully developed, we will encourage our suppliers to procure the minerals through such a validated supply chain. Until that time, we will work with our suppliers to audit their supply chain.
As a publicly traded U.S. company, Exterran is committed to comply with the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, its laws with respect to Conflict Minerals, and the implementation guidelines and reporting obligations issued by the SEC. We ask our suppliers to cooperate with us as we comply with these provisions, and we are committed to our customers’ efforts to do the same. Together, we can ensure a socially and environmentally responsible supply chain.
For more information, or to report a violation of this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org