Our Commitment to a Conflict-Free Supply Chain
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted rules in August 2012 to implement Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. These “Conflict Minerals Rules” require public companies, such as C&J Energy Services, to perform supply chain due diligence and report annually whether certain products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain “conflict minerals” originating from the “covered countries” that are necessary to the functionality or production of those products. The term “covered countries” means the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its adjoining countries. The term “conflict minerals” currently is defined as cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, wolframite, gold, or their derivatives, which are limited to tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold. The Conflict Minerals Rules apply and require public reporting whether or not the utilized conflict minerals were sourced in a covered country and whether or not the utilized conflict minerals where sourced in a manner to fund armed conflict.
C&J Energy Services recognizes that the ongoing violence and human rights abuses in the covered countries are financed in part by the exploitation and trade of conflict minerals. We are committed to the responsible sourcing of materials, parts and products from our suppliers to ensure our procurement practices do not contribute to the conflict.
C&J Energy Services has adopted a Conflict Minerals Policy demonstrating our commitment to a conflict-free supply chain. In accordance with the Company’s Conflict Minerals Policy, the Company has established a Conflict Minerals Compliance Program & Due Diligence Framework to ensure compliance with the Conflict Minerals Policy by all C&J Energy Services companies. The Conflict Minerals Compliance team is led by the Company’s Legal department and includes representatives from the Company’s procurement division, Research & Technology division and several distinct manufacturing businesses.
As part of our efforts, we are enlisting the cooperation and support of our suppliers in our commitment to utilize validated, conflict-free sources of conflict minerals. We have advised our suppliers that we expect them to source conflict minerals from certified conflict-free smelters (such as those audited through the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and Global e-Sustainability Initiative Conflict Free Smelter program), perform due diligence on the source and chain of custody of any conflict minerals sourced for and supplied to C&J and provide evidence of their due diligence measures to us upon request.
C&J Energy Services’ Conflict Minerals Policy and most recent Conflict Minerals Report (as filed with the SEC):