New Concepts Distributors Int’l LLC. (collectively “Curveez”) is dedicated to conducting business in a lawful and ethical manner. Our Corporate Social Responsibility mantra includes a commitment not only to compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, but also to conducting our business worldwide in accordance with our deep respect for human rights.
We have positioned Curveez as a company focused in driving sustainable growth by building our brand and developing our business system, in a way that addresses the use of earth’s resources. Clear evidence of that is in the use of our ingredients, and packaging materials.
Along with governments, NGOs, the investment community, and other corporations, Curveez is concerned with potential human rights violations, such as forced labor, human trafficking, child labor, and the role armed conflicts may play in such violations across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding regions (“the DRC region”). We understand that these conflicts may be directly or indirectly financed by the mining and trade of, tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold (“3TG minerals”), as well as the ores from which they originate, that are mined in the DRC region.
Because of our concern that materials in our supply chain may be inadvertently used to limit human rights, we strive to understand whether any 3TG minerals that may be contained in our products are used to finance the conflict in the DRC region. Although Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 does not apply to non-publicly traded companies, we still inquire into the origin of 3TG minerals and their supply chains.
All of this because we believe that our actions on conflict minerals support and evidence Curveez’s long-term commitment to respect the human rights of all people and to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.