Please be assured that we understand the importance of Section 1502 of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act and its importance to you, our customer. We are committed to the pursuit of responsible procurement practices and have no intention, direct or indirect, of abetting the human rights violations identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries.
Advanced Systems & Designs does not manufacture electronic components and we are not in a position to provide detailed information relating to the use of conflict minerals in the production of the electronic components we use. We purchase our components from major distributors of electronic components in the United States who acquire components directly from the manufacturer. The Original Component Manufacturer (OCM) is currently the only source of detailed information regarding the substances, including any conflict minerals that are used in the manufacturing of their products.
Based on our regular audit of our suppliers and their response to our request for this information, we have been informed that they continue to survey manufacturers to confirm no “conflict minerals” from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or any adjoining countries (“DRC Countries”) are used in the manufacture of products supplied to them as defined in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. To the best of our knowledge, the components supplied to us have been designed and manufactured with source material from environmentally and socially responsible suppliers being in compliance with the Electronics Industry Code of Conduct.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this matter.