PACCAR is committed to complying with the Dodd-Frank Act’s disclosure requirements concerning "Conflict Minerals" – tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold – whose sourcing has been identified with human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries (the "Conflict Area").
PACCAR has developed a due diligence process, based on the guidance provided by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), to mitigate the risk of inclusion of Conflict Minerals in its products. This process requires the Company and its suppliers to perform due diligence and document either (1) that the Conflict Minerals used to manufacture products for PACCAR originate outside the Conflict Area or come from recycled or scrap sources, or (2) if sourced from within the Conflict Area that they come from mines or smelters certified by an independent third party not to benefit armed groups ("Conflict-Free"). PACCAR is participating in the Automotive Industry Action Group and the Conflict-Free Smelter Program developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, Incorporated and Global e-Sustainability Initiative to identify the sources of Conflict Minerals in its products. If any sources within the Conflict Area are identified, PACCAR will work with its suppliers, in accordance with OECD guidance, to take reasonable steps to verify that they are Conflict-Free.