Conflict Minerals Policy Statement

Conflict Minerals are a concern for everyone familiar with the violence and human rights issues related to mining in Central Africa.  Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten, and Gold (3T&G) are found in various regions of the world including parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and nearby areas where civil wars have taken millions of lives and enriched unscrupulous conspirators.

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Financial Reform Act was enacted by the U.S Congress in 2010.  Section 1502 defines reporting requirements for publically traded companies concerning conflict minerals used in their products.  The first annual report is due by May 31, 2014.

ACC Electronix is committed to assist all of our customers in complying with the intent of the Dodd-Frank Act and in meeting the reporting requirements.  The level of support will vary by customer, and ACC will be happy to assist with the design of a custom support program to meet your company’s needs.

ACC Electronix does not purchase any minerals directly from mines or smelters, and ACC is committed to comply with all applicable rules under the Dodd-Frank Act.  ACC requires all suppliers to submit conflict mineral declarations using the EICC/GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template, and failure to comply may jeopardize ACC’s relationship with that supplier.

Collaboration is required for compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act.  Conflict-free electronic components should be specified, and the entire supply chain must support that effort.  This process, however, should become easier since a growing number of electronic component manufacturers have taken a lead by certifying that their entire product line is "conflict free".

Click here to view a Conflict Minerals Reporting Template.

For more information about Conflict Minerals, we suggest that you refer to the following websites:

IPC - http://www.ipc.org/ContentPage.aspx?pageid=Conflict-Minerals

ECIA - http://www.eciaonline.org/standards/conflict.aspx

EICC - http://www.eicc.info/initiatives02.shtml

OEDC * - http://www.oecd.org/daf/inv/mne/implementingtheguidance.htm

Kemet - http://www.kemet.com/conflictfree

*Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development