MidAmerican Energy is committed to taking proactive measures to ensure that products and raw materials received from our suppliers are responsibly sourced.
Conflict Minerals Prevention
MidAmerican Energy fully supports the initiatives of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which aims to prevent the use of certain conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in The Democratic Republic of the Congo or the adjoining countries of Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. These conflict minerals include wolframite, casserite, columbite-tantalite (coltan), gold and their derivative metals; tantalum, tin and tungsten. This list could expand to include other minerals or their derivatives, as determined by the U.S. Secretary of State.
To the full extent required by Section 1502 of the act, as well as the related rules and regulations issued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Berkshire Hathaway Energy is committed to avoiding the purchase and/or use of conflict minerals which directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries.
We are committed to incorporate into relevant supplier contracts and agreements the requirement for responsible sourcing of minerals and may suspend or discontinue engagement with suppliers where we identify that these requirements are not being met.
Access our conflict minerals reporting form.