CONFLICT MINERALS POLICY STATEMENT
As a result of the Conflict Minerals Rule, issued August 22, 2012, under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Knapp Fasteners Inc. has implemented a Conflict Minerals Policy and is committed to complying with any requirements applicable to our Company. Knapp Fasteners Inc. is committed to sourcing fasteners, components and products from suppliers that share our values around human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. We expect all of our suppliers to abide by legal, ethical and socially responsible business practices. All of our employees have been trained on the intent and requirements of the legislation.
Since Knapp Fasteners Inc. does not manufacture products, we are dependent on suppliers’ documentation to address Conflict Minerals requirements. Knapp Fasteners Inc. requires our suppliers to provide us with applicable conflict minerals declarations and will monitor suppliers to ensure that these requirements are maintained. Knapp Fasteners Inc. will assist suppliers in implementing their conflict minerals programs as we strive to work cooperatively with our customers and supply chain partners to achieve compliance.