Our products, like the products from many electronics companies, contain various metals that are purchased from third-party vendors and originate from countries worldwide. Certain metals, including tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, have been labeled “Conflict Minerals” because they may be sourced from the conflict-laden Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries.
Davis Instruments is a privately-held small business and, as such, is not directly subject to the Conflict Minerals reporting requirements of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act. However, we support the aims and objectives of the US legislation on the supply of Conflict Minerals.
While we do not directly source any of the materials included in the Dodd-Frank Act, we do use components that contain small amounts of these materials. We generally purchase components, which are used in our manufactured products, from major electronics industry distributors and resellers.
We expect our suppliers to commit to the EICC Code of Conduct which includes a provision related to the responsible sourcing of minerals. Pursuant to that Code of Conduct, suppliers must have a policy to reasonably assure that the tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold in the products they manufacture are conflict free. Davis Instruments relies on our suppliers to determine the sources and conflict status of the components supplied to us. We recognize that Conflict Minerals compliance requires time and effort on the part of our suppliers and we appreciate their ongoing work in this important matter.