Miles Platts Conflict Mineral Policy Statement.
In response to the concerns on Conflict Minerals as stated in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, Miles Platts Ltd has prepared the following statement.
As a privately owned UK company, Miles Platts Ltd is not bound by this legislation, however, as a socially responsible global supplier, the company supports the aims of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act concerning Minerals originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the surrounding areas controlled by the military & militias. Some mines are controlled by armed groups and may involve human rights abuses, forced child labour and violence. Sales of these “Conflict Minerals” offer financial support to these organisations.
The conflict minerals specified are:
Columbite-Tantalite (Coltan) refined into Tantalum (Ta)
Cassiterite refined into Tin (Sn)
Wolframite refined into Tungsten (W)
Of the materials stated in the above act, Miles Platts Ltd production parts would currently only require Tin, which is used in the plating processes of terminals and wire pins. Miles Platts Ltd does not purchase any of these materials directly, but as a responsible company asks its suppliers to declare their smelter’s details. Details are supplied to Miles Platts Ltd in writing, normally in the form of an EICC statement. We do not routinely audit our supplier’s declarations but do periodically request the latest statement. We will continue to work with our supplier base to help to ensure that only products containing “Conflict Free” minerals are supplied to our company.
David Platts, Managing Director.