On July 21 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law. This Act was introduced in an effort to end the human suffering and environmental impact associated with mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries. It requires that companies disclose the extent to which their products contain so called ‘Conflict Minerals’ which are identified as including tin tungsten tantalum or gold. If present in their products, companies must determine the source of these substances.
Diamond Electronics fully promotes the traceability of these minerals and believes that our customers should be fully informed about the products that they purchase. Whilst we are not able to certify as to the country of origin of the minerals contained in the products manufactured by our suppliers, we do request that all of our suppliers agree to supply product from responsible sources which does not contain ‘Conflict Minerals’ upon acceptance of our purchase order.
Diamond Electronics understands the importance of this issue to its customers and is fully committed to working towards a conflict free supply chain. We are aware of our responsibility to pass on any information relating to products which may contain these ‘Conflict Materials’ when identified and communicated to us by our suppliers.
Further detailed information can be obtained from the Electronic Components Industry Association website www.eciaonline.org.