Device Engineering Incorporated (DEI) is committed to the responsible sourcing of materials through our global supply chain. Suppliers must comply with section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act., which was passed by the United States 111th Congress in 2010.
Section 1502 requires the disclosure of any conflict minerals present in consumer products. Compliance requires that companies in all levels of the supply chain review their product materials and advise customers in a timely manner. Suppliers are encouraged to source from smelters validated by an independent private sector audit firm.
DEI requires suppliers to provide information regarding the use of conflict minerals, as defined in the Act, in any product supplied to DEI. Conflict minerals include any minerals that are sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or any adjoining countries (“Covered Countries”) and the following:
1) Columbite-Tantalite, also known as Coltan (the metal ore from which Tantalum is extracted);
2) Cassiterite (the metal ore from which Tin is extracted);
4) Wolframite (the metal ore from which Tungsten is extracted);
5) their derivatives;
6) or any other mineral or its derivatives determined by the Secretary of State to be financing conflict in the Covered countries.
DEI has established a program to review our global supply chain for materials that contain Conflict Minerals. This program is based upon certain industry guidance, including the Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development.
DEI expects its suppliers to exercise due diligence in their own supply chain and to make their due diligence findings available to DEI.
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