The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires public companies to report on 3TG conflict minerals contained in or used in the production of the products that they sell. The minerals in question are Tantalum, Tin, Gold and Tungsten that are sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo and the 9 internationally recognized border countries.
Fehr Bros is a private company and is not required to file information on our products and supply line. We do however recognize that our Customers and Partners may be required to supply this information. Fehr Bros has begun sending a questioner to our suppliers and mills, both domestic and import, asking them to provide information on the potential of 3TG Conflict Minerals in their supply stream and to advise which if any of our products is affected.
Since Fehr Bros is not a manufacturer, it is not possible for us to dictate to our suppliers how they run their businesses and we understand that it may be difficult to identify all source materials used in scrap metals which may be used in manufacturing. We do however have the expectation that our partners operate their businesses in an ethical manner consistent with needs and expectations of Fehr Bros and our customers. We will continue our ongoing process of fostering solid long term relationships with the highest quality vendors and mills.