Conflict Minerals Policy
La-Z-Boy Incorporated Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
The mining of four minerals, tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, from certain mines in the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the adjoining countries may be directly or indirectly financing armed groups that are engaged in civil war and committing serious social and environmental abuses. La-Z-Boy Incorporated and its subsidiaries (“La-Z-Boy”) are committed to purchasing only from companies that share our respect for human rights and environmental responsibility. American law and SEC regulations require all U.S. listed companies and their suppliers to disclose the source of any of these four minerals used in their manufactured products.
La-Z-Boy will comply with all reporting requirements concerning these minerals. La-Z-Boy does not purchase these minerals directly from smelters or mines, but they may be incorporated in some materials we buy from suppliers. If we determine that any of our products contain one of these four metals from the mines in question, we will work with our suppliers to purchase the mineral from a different source or eliminate its use in our products altogether.
We expect our suppliers to comply with this policy and the related government regulations, to purchase materials from socially responsible suppliers, and to encourage their suppliers to comply with this policy and related regulations. We will work with our suppliers to assist them as we strive to achieve a supply chain free of any minerals that are sourced from one of the mines in question. If necessary, we will reevaluate doing business with suppliers that do not comply with this policy.