Our Policy on Conflict Minerals
MicroConnex is concerned about the use of natural resources to fund the armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). While we believe it is unlikely that any conflict minerals or their derivatives are used in MicroConnex products, it is our policy to avoid using materials from such sources.
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Regulation and Consumer Protection Act
The mining of conflict minerals in or near the DRC benefits armed groups committing violence. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed on July 21, 2010 by President Obama, defines conflict minerals as tin, tantalum, gold, tungsten, or any other mineral or its derivative determined by the US Secretary of State to be financing conflict in the DRC or an adjoining country. Section 1502 of the act imposes direct SEC reporting requirements on any publicly traded company whose products contain metals derived from conflict minerals.
MicroConnex products use the aforementioned materials, but not every product contains every metal or any metal at all. Some products may contain one of the aforementioned metals, excluding tantalum. Although MicroConnex is not publicly traded, many of our customers are members of the New York Stock Exchange, and therefore, it is our due diligence to assure them that MicroConnex products use conflict-free minerals. We will continue working with our suppliers to ensure that our products use conflict-free minerals.