Quad is committed to responsibly manufacturing products in a manner that does not contribute to human rights or environmental abuses. In 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued final regulations implementing Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which requires publicly traded companies to inquire into the source, and report on their use, of conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold) derived from the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries (“Covered Countries”). Quad supports the objective of eliminating humanitarian and environmental abuses in the DRC region and is committed to complying with the requirements of the SEC regulations.
Quad does not directly source conflict minerals from mines, smelters or refiners. It works closely with and relies upon the cooperation of its suppliers to meet its SEC disclosure obligations and expects its suppliers to undertake reasonable due diligence measures to determine the origin of any conflict minerals contained in products supplied to Quad or any of its subsidiaries. Quad will not accept materials that are known to contain conflict minerals benefiting armed groups in Covered Countries. Quad encourages its suppliers to purchase materials from audited smelters and refiners to ensure that the materials are conflict-free and will continue to periodically evaluate our materials and supply chain in furtherance of our conflict minerals objectives.