Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
Valmont supports the objective of preventing armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries from benefitting from sourcing of conflict minerals from that region. Conflict minerals include gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten. The Dodd-Frank Act and related SEC rules require public companies to report to the SEC the presence of conflict minerals originating in the DRC or adjoining countries in the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture if the conflict minerals are necessary to the functionality or the production of a product.
Valmont does not source conflict minerals directly from smelters or mines. However, Valmont evaluates its product line to determine which components of its products supplied by third parties contain tin, tungsten, tantalum, and / or gold. When Valmont determines a third-party component contains any of these minerals, it surveys the suppliers of the product component on their sourcing, using an industry-approved survey for conflict minerals.
Valmont is committed to responsible conflict-free sourcing and to working with its suppliers to ensure they share this philosophy and are engaged in responsible conflict-free sourcing. A copy of Valmont’s Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report is publicly available at www.lovetovacuum.com under “Investors – SEC Filings.”