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Conflict Mineral Statements From Our Suppliers

Power & Signal Group Statement

Power & Signal Group is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products and services. This includes holding ourselves and our suppliers accountable to a higher ethical standard and ensuring that all business is conducted fairly and honestly.

 

Delphi Conflict Minerals Statement

As a valued customer, we at Delphi want to make sure you know that we are committed to complying with the conflict minerals requirements of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Consistent with that commitment, Delphi is working with auto manufacturers and suppliers through AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) and the Conflict-Free Smelter (“CFS”) Program developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, Incorporated (“EICC”) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (“GeSI”) to assess reporting and due diligence obligations and implement an appropriate reporting program.

As part of our efforts to ensure sourcing of conflict-free goods, we are surveying our global supply chain to identify measures being taken by our suppliers to track the source of minerals used in products manufactured at their facilities. Delphi also is developing processes in order to comply with the additional aspects of the SEC conflict minerals rule. Due to the size and complexity of our company, a single company- wide response is appropriate for providing customer confirmation of compliance. We plan to provide our first customer update, which will incorporate responses from our supply base, in the fourth quarter of 2013, in order to assure that our customers have time to comply with any U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements that may apply to them. Delphi can provide this information within the iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform (iPCMP www.conflict-minerals.com). Alternatively, the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template from the EICC/GeSI website (www.conflictfreesmelter.org) can be provided.

Download Delphi's Conflict Minerals Statement here

 

Molex Conflict Minerals Statement

As an electronics manufacturer, Molex uses certain metals in the products we produce. While Molex requires all our suppliers to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct, we recognize the complex supply chain involved with certain metals and have taken steps to ensure that virgin metals we purchase do not originate in conflict mines.  

Conflict Mining' and 'Conflict Metals' refers to the illegal control of some mines in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. The electronics industry uses certain types of metals, some of which are potentially refined from minerals obtained from these mines.  

The primary minerals and metals that could potentially come from conflict mines are Cassiterite (tin), Gold, Cobalt, Coltan (niobium and tantalum), Wolframite (tungsten) and Pyrochlore (niobium). 

The metals Molex uses in large quantities are tin and gold. Tin is used in certain copper-alloy terminals, some platings, and solder, while gold is used in platings of some terminals. Molex does not directly purchase any of the other minerals and metals listed (cobalt, niobium, tantalum, and tungsten), so we are focusing our efforts on tin and gold suppliers. 

Molex requires all our suppliers to conform to our Supplier Code of Conduct (found at www.molex.com), and requires immediate corrective action from suppliers who operate in violation of this requirement. Because the supply chain for these metals is complex, Molex has taken the initiative to educate our tin and gold suppliers, trace these metals to their source, and will take corrective actions if any conflict mines are used. 

Molex and its suppliers do not knowingly use any virgin tin or gold obtained from conflict mines and will regularly query suppliers to verify our requirements are being met to help ensure the health and safety of all workers in our supply chain. 

Download Molex's Conflict Minerals Statement here.

 

TE Connectivity Conflict Minerals Statement

TE takes very seriously the possibility that conflict minerals may find their way into our supply chain. "Conflict Minerals" or "Conflict Metals" are defined as gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), and tin (Sn) sourced from mines in conflict areas controlled by armed groups, including, but not limited to, the Eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We understand that the minerals trade has a role in financing the ongoing conflict in the DRC, along with the associated atrocities and human rights abuses. Accordingly, we support Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to discourage companies from using Conflict Minerals.

Avoidance of sourcing from conflict mines is a very serious issue, but the pressure on smelters and suppliers to certify minerals as DRC conflict-free is creating a de facto embargo on all tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold exported from the DRC and surrounding region. In order to avoid an adverse impact to African economies, we are encouraging the SEC to adopt transition rules that will allow for construction of the proper infrastructure within the DRC region to trace conflict minerals back to the mines. We are also asking U.S. government officials to help identify the conflict mines, which would then allow certain mines to be certified as conflict-free. We are also in active dialogue with our suppliers on what can reasonably be done to increase supply chain transparency despite these challenges. As information in the industry becomes more freely available and mine origin more discernible, we will expand our due diligence and tighten our compliance requirements accordingly.

As with all products we source, TE holds its suppliers to our company's high standards of integrity and responsibility. Once the mines associated with armed groups have been identified, suppliers can have a part in stopping the devastating humanitarian crisis by choosing to source from the conflict-free mines. For now, we ask that suppliers do all they can to identify the source of their gold, tantalum, tungsten, and tin and use all reasonable efforts to supply commodity metals to TE that are conflict-free. We also ask our suppliers to certify to such a designation if possible.

The responses provided to the questions in the template are done so in good faith. Although we strive to achieve a Conflict Free supply chain, it is currently virtually impossible for TE (or any other responsible component supplier) to determine with perfect certainty that all product components are 100% Conflict Free.

Download TE's Conflict Minerals Statement here


Power & Signal Group provides the above statements for information purposes but is not responsible for these statements as they have been made by our suppliers. Power & Signal Group terms and conditions still apply. A copy of our terms and conditions can be downloaded here