Conflict Minerals Policy

On 22 August 2012, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted conclusive rules regarding “Conflict Minerals” pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Conflict Mineral Rules”).

The goal of the Conflict Minerals Rule is to discourage the use of minerals from conflict zones in Africa, the trade in which could contribute to ongoing violence.

Minerals Conflict include cassiterite, coltan, wolframite which yields gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and / or from neighbouring countries (Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia).

Valbruna Group is constantly committed to work in a socially responsible fashion by adopting a policy aimed at discouraging the purchase of DCR Conflict Minerals which revenue may be used to finance or support, both directly or indirectly, armed forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo or in neighbouring countries, regardless of their country of origin.