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.
Kirby is working with Assent Compliance as our technology and regulatory compliance partner on Conflict Mineral Compliance. Your participation as a product supplier is essential, and you must complete a survey inquiry by uploading CMRT form at the Company level or Part level of all products supplied to any Kirby subsidiary in 2020. Submissions are due on or before March 11, 2021.
Conflict Minerals Disclosure
A copy of our Conflict Minerals Disclosure can be found here.