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Conflict Minerals Policy

Conflict Minerals Policy

The following contains the Conflict Minerals Policy for the EM Devices Group in adherence with the vision and goals of the RBA .

  • EM Devices Group shall not use Conflict Minerals unjustly sourced for products
  • EM Devices Group shall not purchase products containing conflict minerals unjustly sourced
  • EM Devices Group will implement, where appropriate, the five step framework for risk-based due diligence in the mineral supply chain including Annex II found in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chain of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (OECD Guidance).

Definition

Unjustly sourced

Which finance or benefit directly or indirectly armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.

Request for Suppliers

Since the use of these Conflict Minerals may potentially contribute to various human rights abuses within the DRC and surrounding regions, EM Devices Group requests that suppliers adopt the following guidelines:

  • Agree with the conflict minerals policy of EM Devices Group
  • Establish a conflict minerals policy
  • Establish a system/mechanism to ensure DRC conflict free for products sold
  • Confirm DRC conflict free in products sold
  • Cooperate and respond to inquiries or questionnaires on conflict minerals from EM Devices Group

Definition

Conflict Minerals

‘Conflict Minerals’ refers to
1) Tantalum (Ta)
2) Tin (Sn)
3) Gold (Au)
4) Tungsten (W)
These materials are considered to be Conflict Minerals, regardless of origin.
EM Devices adds Cobalt (Co) which is Responsible minerals in the target minarals.

DRC Conflict Free

DRC Conflict Free is defined to mean products, parts, or components that do not contain minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.
(DRC: Democratic Republic of the Congo)

EM Devices Group may request a DRC Conflict Free Declaration of purchased goods, a Conflict Minerals Report, and/or a site audit from companies within the supply-chain in order to verify purchased goods are DRC conflict free.
Supplier’s cooperation to such inquiries is highly appreciated.

As a result of reviewing from our suppliers, EM Devices verified that no raw materials used by the EM Devices Group have been derived from conflict minerals for its miniature relay’s products. If raw materials are ever found to be derived from conflict minerals, EM Devices Group will immediately discontinue the purchase and use of those materials.

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