Pursuant to U.S. Congress HR 4173, specifically with regard to section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the term "conflict mineral" is defined as four specific minerals (tin, gold, tantalum, tungsten), or any other mineral or its derivatives determined by the U.S. Secretary of State to be used to finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or any adjoining country. Sales of these minerals originating in the DRC have helped fund conflicts contributing to a humanitarian situation in the region. As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 now includes requirements for disclosures by manufacturers relating to conflict minerals originating in the DRC.
As an electronic component distributor, Sager Electronics relies on our authorized manufacturers to provide us with information as it pertains to mineral origination. We cannot identify and verify the origin of each product we sell.
However, Sager Electronics is committed to helping our customers, and we will continue to monitor the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission's reporting requirements. Please visit the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) website for additional information on Conflict Minerals, and to access specific manufacturer statements on this matter.
Please click here to access the Sager Electronics Letter Addressing Conflict Minerals.