Astek’s Conflict Minerals Policy Statement - January 21, 2015
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 or adjoining countries (together, the “Conflict Region”). Conflict minerals include tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, which are used in many electronic components and computer parts.
Astek does not directly purchase conflict minerals from any source and endeavors not to purchase components and products that contain conflict minerals from the “Conflict Region”. Astek expects its suppliers and vendors to only source Conflict Minerals from responsible sources and to comply with the Conflict Minerals requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act. Should Astek become aware of a supplier or vendor whose supply chain includes metals from the “Conflict Region”, Astek will take the appropriate action to remedy the situation expediently, including reassessment of that supplier relationship.