The conflict minerals rule adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission mandates assessment and reporting requirements for public companies whose manufactured products contain any of four conflict minerals – tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold.
Cross Company is committed to helping our customers comply with the new reporting requirements, where applicable.
Cross Company distributes over one million products from more than 2,000 leading industrial product manufacturer-suppliers. While we cannot certify to the contents of all the products we distribute, we are integrating conflict minerals compliance into our supply chain management processes as described below.
Cross Company’s Actions Regarding Conflict Minerals
Communication to Suppliers
We are in contact with our primary manufacturer-suppliers about the rule and have requested they provide certification about the existence and origin of any conflict minerals in their products.
Cross Company is committed to enhancing our ability to track and trace conflict minerals in our supply chain.
Integration in Supplier Requirements
Cross Company suppliers who manufacture products containing tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold are expected to implement their own conflict mineral policy and procedures throughout their supply chain.
Communication to Customers
Cross Company communicates to our customers about conflict minerals through our website and upon customer request.
As a privately-held company, Cross Company is not required to file with the SEC.