Pursuant to US Congress HR4173, specifically with regard to “conflict minerals” and Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. Simcona is aware of the conflict minerals reporting obligations legislated by Section 1501 of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.
Simcona is not a manufacturer of electronics parts and thus is not in a position to provide accurate information relating to the origin or use of conflict minerals in the products it distributes. The manufacturers of these electronic components and products are the only source of accurate information regarding substances, including any conflict minerals, used in the manufacture of their products.
Manufacturers have made it clear that their distributors are not authorized to provide this complex data to the end customer, as traditional distribution activities are not within the scope of the bill’s reporting requirements. However, Simcona realizes the importance of this initiative and fully supports its spirit. To aid customers in determining the manufacturer’s Conflict Mineral Position, Simcona will provide access to our manufacturer’s statements regarding this issue if they are available.
Please be assured that Simcona understands the importance of this issue to you, our customer. Simcona is committed to the pursuit of responsible procurement practices and has no intention, directly or indirectly, of abetting the human rights violations identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo (the “DRC”) and adjoining countries. Information from manufacturers is becoming more readily available and Simcona continues earnest efforts to facilitate the timely flow of information to assist our customers.