Bristol Compressors International, LLC. (“Bristol”) has adopted the following Conflict Minerals Policy Statement.
In 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules under Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to “Conflict Minerals.” Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act was adopted because Conflict Minerals originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo (the “DRC”) and adjoining countries (the “Covered Countries”) may directly or indirectly be funding or benefitting illegal armed groups committing human rights atrocities in that region. These Conflict Minerals from the DRC and the Covered Countries – columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, or their derivatives (tantalum, tin, gold and tungsten) – are making their way into the supply chain of companies in the United States of America. Under these Conflict Minerals rules and regulations, publicly-traded companies must report annually to the SEC if they use any Conflict Minerals from the DRC and the Covered Countries in the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture if the Conflict Minerals are necessary to the functionality or production of a product.
While Bristol does not source any Conflict Minerals from the DRC and the Covered Countries directly, such Conflict Materials may exist in the products, materials and components that Bristol sources from its suppliers. Bristol is committed to working with its suppliers to responsibly source the materials and components Bristol uses in its products.
While Bristol is not a publicly-traded company and is not required to report to the SEC, Bristol is committed to working with its customers to help them facilitate compliance with these Conflict Minerals rules. Bristol conducts inquiries of its supply chain in an effort to determine the source of any Conflict Minerals from the DRC and the Covered Countries and to assist in the reporting of the results of its inquiries. In order for Bristol to accomplish this, Bristol requires its relevant suppliers to respond to information requests regarding the uses and sources of Conflict Minerals from the DRC and the Covered Countries in their products, including information about minerals that are recycled or scrapped.
In addition, Bristol expects the following of its suppliers:
Bristol’s relationships with its suppliers are evaluated on an ongoing basis to ensure continued compliance with this Policy Statement. Bristol reserves the right to request additional documentation from its suppliers regarding the source of any Conflict Minerals included in its products, materials and components. Suppliers that do not comply with these requirements will be reviewed by Bristol’s purchasing group for future business.
Bristol will continue to evaluate its Conflict Minerals Policy Statement to ensure compliance with applicable laws and make adjustments when necessary.
Please direct questions regarding this policy to:
Vicky Harrison, Chief Financial Officer; Vicky.firstname.lastname@example.org
15185 Industrial Park Road, Bristol, Virginia 24202