United States government regulations require that companies that register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) report whether their products incorporate any “conflict minerals”. “Conflict minerals” are defined as tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold. If these are used, it is further required that reporting companies state if they are mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and bordering countries. If they are, there are further reporting requirements. Proteus Industries is committed to assisting our customers meet this legal requirement.
Accordingly, Proteus Industries will not knowingly purchase products incorporating conflict minerals from the area of conflict, and we require that our suppliers take reasonable actions to assure that their products supplied to Proteus Industries are free of these materials.