As Delphi expands globally, we aim to grow our business in a socially responsible way. We are committed to complying with legislation regarding conflict minerals. We also are committed to source materials for our products from companies that share our values around human rights and environmental responsibility.
As directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires companies to disclose whether they source “Conflict Minerals” - columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, or their derivatives commonly described as tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG) – from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country (together, the “Covered Countries”). This requirement was established due to concern that the exploitation and trade of Conflict Minerals by armed groups finance conflict in the Covered Countries.
Delphi supports an industry-wide approach to addressing such social responsibility matters. We support these efforts through membership in the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and the Conflict-Free Smelter Initiative (CFSI) developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, Incorporated (EICC) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI).
Delphi has established a conflict minerals compliance program in accordance with the internationally recognized framework established by the OECD. Delphi’s compliance program includes management systems, policies and procedures that comply with the SEC Conflict Minerals rule and mitigate the risk that the Conflict Minerals necessary to our products benefit armed groups in the Covered Countries. In accordance with this compliance program, we have and will continue to exercise due diligence in accordance with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance over our mineral supply chain by surveying our global suppliers to identify the sources of conflict mineral-containing components and materials, as well as the measures being taken by our suppliers to track the source of minerals supplied to them from lower tier suppliers.
We will continue to evaluate our policies and procedures in order to improve our Conflict Minerals compliance program, and will continue to collaborate with our suppliers, customers, trade organizations and other industry groups in order to share information and approaches that aid with rule compliance.
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