Conflict Minerals Policy

Schuette Metals is deeply concerned with using profits from mining certain minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.


The mining industry in this region has been associated with serious human rights abuses, including child labor, forced labor, and other forms of exploitation. We believe businesses ensure their supply chains are free from such abuses.


As a responsible corporate citizen, Schuette Metals fully supports the efforts of Congress and the international business community to promote transparency and accountability in the mining industry, and to prevent the use of conflict minerals in the global supply chain.


We support ending violence and human rights violations.


According to the Conflict Minerals Policy, Schuette Metals:


  • Supports the aims and objectives of the U.S. legislation on the supply of conflict minerals.
  • Will not knowingly buy specified metals originating from facilities in the covered countries that are not certified as conflict-free.
  • Require its suppliers to provide written documentation about the source of conflict minerals and smelters to ensure compliance with these requirements.


In conclusion, Schuette Metals' conflict minerals policy is a robust framework that ensures responsible sourcing, supports human rights, and contributes to global efforts to eradicate the use of conflict minerals in manufacturing.