The mining and trading of Coltan
(the metal ore from which Tantalum is extracted), Wolframite (the metal ore from
which Tungsten is extracted), Cassiterite (the metal ore from which Tin is extracted),
and Gold, and their respective derivatives, originating from the Democratic Republic
of Congo("DRC") or adjoining countries(the "DRC Region") has financed conflict,
resulting in widespread human rights violations and environmental degradation. Section
1502(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Conflict
Minerals Law") requires SEC reporting Companies to undertake an inquiry as to the
source and chain of custody of conflict minerals and to report their "DRC Conflict-Free"
WUS fully supports the objectives
of this legislation, which aims to minimize violence and environmental damage in
the DRC Region. We will comply with all applicable obligations under Conflict Minerals
Law. And conduct due diligence in accordance with OECD guidelines. WUS expects that
all suppliers comply with Conflict Minerals Law and provide all necessary declararions
using the RMI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template. These measures will be used
in conjunction with industry initiatives such as the Conflict-Free Smelter Program
to reasonably assure that the Tantalum, Tungsten, Tin or Gold in the products we
manufacture are procured only from smelters/refineries that have been verified by
an independent third party, and providing products that do not directly or indirectly
benefit armed groups that commit serious human rights violations, WUS will assess
future business with suppliers who are noncompliant with this policy.
WUS is committed to ethical practices and compliance with applicable laws and regulations wherever it does business.