On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules implementing Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. These rules impose disclosure and due diligence requirements on publicly-traded companies that manufacture products containing certain minerals designated as “conflict minerals”: gold, columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, wolframite, and their derivatives, tantalum, tin and tungsten, that have been mined or smelted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”), Republic of Congo, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia.
As a result of these rules, HII is required to conduct due diligence inquiries of its supply chain regarding conflict minerals that are included in any products, materials or supplies that are delivered to HII after, and were not “outside of the conflicts minerals supply chain” prior to, January 31, 2013.
Conflict Minerals Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (Nov 4, 2014)
Supplier Notification Letter (Jan 2, 2013)
CMRT3-02 - GeSi Template (Nov 11, 2014)