We support ending the violence and human rights violations in the mining of certain minerals from a location described as the Conflict Region, which is situated in the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to conflict minerals, as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). The Dodd-Frank Act requires that all publicly traded companies subject to SEC rules report annually on the presence of conflict minerals in the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture, and demonstrate the proper level of due diligence in determining whether these minerals originated from the DRC or an adjoining country or from scrap or recycled sources.
As a now-private company, Keurig is no longer subject to Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Rule”), but continues to voluntarily prepare reports using the Rule as guidance. Our Conflict Minerals Reports can be downloaded below.