Conflict Mineral Policy
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to “conflict minerals”, as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, section 1502, in response to violence and human violations in the mining of certain minerals from the “Conflict Region”; situated in the Eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and all nine countries sharing its border.
The definition of conflict minerals refers to the 3TG, Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold, regardless of where they are sourced, processed, or sold. The United States Secretary of State may designate other minerals in the future. QUEST-Trade supports this humanitarian initiative towards ending violent conflict in the DRC and surrounding countries.
As such, QUEST-Trade is committed to the responsible sourcing of the minerals above throughout our supply chain, and to continuing to enforce the SEC rules and regulations surrounding conflict minerals. The company QUEST-Trade undertakes reasonable due-diligence within our supply chain to validate that our associated manufacturing processes are free of any conflict minerals, and will continue to work with our suppliers for conformity.