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Conflict Minerals Resolution

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into U.S. federal law on July 21, 2010. Section 1502 lays out reporting obligations for companies that are publicly traded in the US and thus governed by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Section 1502 requires companies that make products for which 3TG metals (tantalum, tin, tungsten & gold) are necessary to the functionality or production of that product to access their supply chains and publically report on the source of these materials if they are sourced from regions of conflict in and around the Democratic Republic  of  the Congo (DRC). Although Baldwin Supply Company is not a publically traded company, and therefore not directly subject to this law we are providing this declaration to our downstream customers to help them comply with any obligations relative to this law.

The definition of “conflict minerals” refers to gold, as well as tin, tantalum, and tungsten, the derivatives of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, regardless of where they are sourced, processed or sold. The U.S. Secretary of State may designate other minerals in the future. We support these requirements to further the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in surrounding countries, which has been partially financed by the exploitation and trade of “conflict minerals”.

Baldwin Supply Company is a downstream company with many tiers in our supply chain, and are therefore dependent upon our suppliers, as well as their lower level suppliers, to determine which specific smelters are providing the source metals that eventually become incorporated into our products. Our ability as a downstream company to deliver products that are conflict free is directly dependent on smelters adopting policies, internal controls and due diligence procedures that will provide reasonable confidence that their products are conflict free.

Products that we distribute include: mechanical and electrical power transmission material handling components, automation and motion control, and MRO supplies.

View the Conflict Minnerals Report Form