All vendors working with MidAmerican Energy must submit to the Conflict Mineral requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act.
Supplier shall provide to company information on the content of materials, manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by supplier for company, that utilize or contain the “conflict minerals” wolframite, cassiterite, columbite-tantalite (coltan), gold and their derivative metals: tantalum, tin and tungsten. The information will be provided in a form that will allow company to verify compliance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act (the U.S. Conflict Minerals Law) and will include evidence of the origin or sources of the conflict minerals. The information will be submitted at or prior to the time of delivery of products in a form approved and/or designated by company from time to time. Supplier shall obtain company’s prior written consent before providing any products to company that include conflict minerals originated from the Democratic Republic of Congo or the nine adjoining conflict countries; Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Supplier shall maintain effective accounting procedures, internal controls and audit procedures necessary to record the country and place of origin of all minerals included in products provided to company, and to verify compliance with this article. Company shall be permitted to audit such records as reasonably necessary to confirm supplier’s compliance with this article. Supplier shall indemnify and hold Company harmless for all fines, penalties, expenses or other losses sustained by company as a result of supplier’s breach of this article.