Conflict Minerals Policy
In August 2012, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the final rule regarding the sourcing of conflict minerals as defined in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502. Under this rule, publicly traded companies may be required to report annually to the SEC the presence of “conflict minerals” originating from mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) or adjoining countries in either the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture, or use in the production process. Conflict minerals include tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, which are used in many electronic components.
Kirby Corporation, along with all of our subsidiaries (“Kirby”), concurs with congressional concern that profit obtained from mining and transportation of “Conflict Minerals” to finance the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) contributing to the humanitarian crisis. We are committed to complying with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in the framework of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
Your participation as a product supplier is essential, and you must complete a survey inquiry by emailing a completed 5.10 CMRT form at the Company level or Part level of all products supplied to any Kirby subsidiary in 2017. Submissions are due on or before February 12, 2018.
Instructions for completion of the template may be found on the “instructions” tab toward the beginning of the document. All fields marked with (*) are mandatory. To ensure you have provided all the required information, please refer to the “Checker” tab towards the end of the document. Please be sure to complete the “Smelter List” tab.
Please submit all forms and direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conflict Minerals Disclosure
A copy of our Conflict Minerals Disclosure can be found here.