On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued the final conflict minerals rule under Section 1502 the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The ruling requires publicly traded companies to report annually their use of conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries.
Customers required to comply with Section 1502 relating to Conflict Minerals of the Dodd-Frank bill may declare its manufactured products based on Altron procuring product specifically to the Customer Approved Vendors List as supplied at the time of order.
It is recommended that our customers implement an on-going policy of only sourcing products from manufacturers and smelters on the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) Conflict-Free Smelter program.
Customers are encouraged to periodically review the list of minerals deemed to be conflict minerals by the U.S. Secretary of State, and address any new minerals on the list that may be approved for use within their AVL.
Altron is closely working with our suppliers and vendors to understand the source countries of the metals contained in our production supplies, utilized within our manufacturing process. We do not knowingly source any production supplies containing Conflict Minerals and expect that our suppliers will also comply with our request to provide statements and perform due diligence about the source of any Conflict Minerals in their products which are provided to us.