Principles and Practices
It is the policy of Harsco Corporation and its subsidiaries or affiliated entities (collectively, “Harsco”) to conduct business in compliance with laws that require publicly-traded companies to disclose their use of “conflict minerals” originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) or an adjoining country. Conflict minerals include columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite (tin), wolframite (tungsten), and gold, (collectively, “3T&G”) and any of their derivatives. We encourage our suppliers to adopt similar policies and management systems with respect to conflict minerals and to drive those efforts throughout their supply chain to ensure that the specified metals are being sourced only from (1) mines and smelters outside the DRC or an adjoining country; or (2) mines and smelters within the DRC or an adjoining country which have been certified by an independent third party as “conflict free.” Harsco has engaged Crowe Horwath, an international accounting and consulting firm, to assist with our conflict minerals due diligence. You can email questions to Harsco.ConflictMinerals@crowehorwath.com. More information about the conflict minerals ruling is available at http://www.crowehorwath.com/conflict-minerals/.