Conflict Minerals Policy
We have adopted the following Conflict Minerals policy:
Endo International plc Policy on Conflict Minerals
The mining of minerals used to produce tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries has been linked to the funding of armed groups waging a civil war in the country. These metals are widely used in the components and assembly processes of electrical and electronic products and in many other industries.
In accordance with the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) passed in 2010, and in accordance with Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and in accordance with the SEC instructions for the annual filing of Form SD, Specialized Disclosure Report, Endo International plc (Endo) is committed to complying with the Conflict Minerals Final Rule.
Endo has adopted the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, an internationally recognized due diligence framework. We are taking the following steps to determine that our subsidiaries’ products are conflict free:
- Supporting the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) Conflict- Free Smelter (CFS) program;
- Informing the Endo supply base of the Endo Policy on Conflict Minerals, and performing Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) using the standard EICC-GeSi reporting template from suppliers that supply parts that may contain any of the conflict minerals; and
- Conducting due diligence on the source and chain of custody of conflict minerals, if found.
Our 2013 Conflict Minerals report can be found here.