conflict minerals statement

 

Conflict Minerals are Gold (Au), Tantalum (Ta), Tungsten (W), and Tin (Sn) sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjacent countries.  The Dodd-Frank Act with final rules adopted by U.S. Securities and Exchange commission (SEC) require companies who file reports with the SEC to disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain “conflict minerals” that are “necessary to the functionality or production” of these products.  Pantronix Corporation is a privately held corporation that does not file reports with the SEC and thus has no legislative obligations to comply with the conflict minerals requirements in the Dodd-Frank Act.  However, Pantronix understands the importance of this issue to its customers and is committed to overall corporate social responsibility and sustainability efforts to work towards a conflict free supply chain.  Pantronix endeavors to not purchase any material that contains conflict minerals sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjacent countries.  We have reasonable due diligence processes to understand where conflict minerals may be used in our products and to determine source and origin within our supply chain by having our suppliers complete a Conflict Minerals Reporting Template to help ensure the source is from conflict free mines.  We continue to work with our customers and suppliers regarding feasible solutions and good practices.