On July 21, 2010, the Dodd‐Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law. The Dodd-Frank Act and related U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules require certain companies to disclose the extent to which the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain so‐called conflict minerals sourced from mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) or adjoining countries. Conflict minerals include tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, which are used in many electronic components and computer products.
As a contract manufacturer of computer, commercial and industrial products, Aved Electronics, Inc. promotes the traceability of these minerals and the transparency of the supply chain which is primarily directed by its customers. We will take the required steps to source from socially responsible suppliers when the choice of supplier is within our control and encourage our customers and suppliers to do the same.
Important information on the use of conflict minerals in the technology supply chain is being compiled by the Electronics Components Industry Association and the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition. This information may be viewed at www.eciaonline.org.