In the United States, Section 1502 of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act requires companies listed on the U.S. stock exchange to file an annual special disclosure with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission beginning in 2014 indicating if their products include metals (specifically tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold) called “Conflict Minerals” which are sourced from the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (and adjoining countries) called the “Conflict Region.”
CableConn is a contract manufacturer of cable assemblies, wire harnesses, and box builds and as such, our customers control the BOM/AVL. As a closely held company that does not file reports with the SEC, CableConn is not bound by the Conflict Minerals provision of the Dodd-Frank Act. However, we recognize that many of our customers are. In support of these customers, CableConn will undertake reasonable due diligence within our supply chain to sourcing products and materials from non-conflict sources.
CableConn does not directly purchase any Conflict Minerals from any source and does not knowingly procure any product containing Conflict Minerals from the Conflict Region. To the extent that our products may include the manufacture of various products that may contain Conflict Minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of the product, it is expected of all CableConn suppliers who incorporate these metals in products to trace and map their own supply chain to their smelters, seeking only to source materials only from (1) mines and smelters outside the Conflict Region or (2) mines and smelters within the Conflict Region which have been certified by an independent third party as “conflict free.”