Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals Statement

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) and related U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules require certain companies to disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain “con flict minerals” necessary for the production or the functionality of the products that are sourced from mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries (the “DRC region”). The term “conflict minerals” refers to tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold (“3TG minerals”), and the ores from which they originate.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. supports the goal of the Dodd-Frank Act of preventing armed groups in the DRC region from benefitting from the sourcing of conflict minerals from that region. 3TG minerals are present in the manufacture of a wide variety of commercial products, potentially including some of our products. Accordingly, we are taking the following steps to determine the use, source and origin of 3TG minerals in our global product portfolio:

  • Working to educate the manufacturers of the products we distribute that may contain 3TG minerals about conflict minerals.

  • Working closely with our suppliers to determine the potential use of 3TG minerals in our products and, if present, working with them to identify the source of those minerals, conduct appropriate due diligence and evaluate any issues related to those minerals.

  • Expecting our 3TG suppliers to conduct the necessary inquiry and, where appropriate, additional due diligence to provide us with confirmation of the source of the materials used in their processes and ultimately present in our products.

Our actions on conflict minerals support and evidence our long-term commitment to respect the human rights of all people and to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.



Conflict Minerals Report