On the 22nd August 2012, the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), issued the final Conflict Minerals rule under section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act. The Conflict Minerals Rule requires companies to report annually the presence of any conflict minerals (tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold) originating in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries (Covered Countries).
Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd. is a socially responsible company concerned for the well-being of people and communities and supports the goal of ending violence, human rights violations and environmental devastation in the Covered Countries.
Gilkes has initiated a process that meets the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) framework to comply with this regulation. This includes establishing compliance requirements for our direct suppliers regarding the reporting of conflict minerals, implementing management controls and reporting, undertaking appropriate sourcing efforts and providing our customers with the data necessary to facilitate their SEC reporting.
Gilkes expects and encourages its suppliers to support its compliance commitment by exercising appropriate due diligence on the source of regulated minerals an make their results available on request.