Conflict Minerals Declaration
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into U.S. federal law on July 21, 2010. Section 1502 of the Act defines the reporting obligations for companies that are publicly traded in the US and are governed by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Section 1502 requires companies that make products for which 3TG minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold) are necessary to the functionality or production of that product to assess their supply chains and publically report on the source of these minerals if they are sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or adjoining country or if they are from recycled or scrap sources.
Although Surtek Industries Inc. is not a publically traded company, and therefore not directly subject to this law, we are providing this declaration to our downstream customers to help them comply with any obligations relative to this law. The Surtek Industries Inc. Conflict Minerals Program is implemented with guidance obtained from the Final Rules of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Surtek Industries Inc. has completed a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) using the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template created by the Electronics Industry Citizens Coalition® (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). This template provides a common means for the collection of sourcing information on conflict minerals to determine if conflict minerals contained in its products originated in the DRC or adjoining country or come from recycler or scrap suppliers.
This inquiry was reasonably designed and was conducted in good faith with an effort to obtain reliable representations indicating smelter or refiner facilities at which its conflict minerals were processed and that those conflict minerals did not originate in the DRC or adjoining country or come from recycler or scrap suppliers.
This document declares that all Surtek Industries Inc. products contain one or more conflict minerals and that these minerals are necessary to the functionality of the products manufactured. Based upon the RCOI conducted by Surtek Industries Inc., this document declares that all conflict minerals used in Surtek Industries Inc. for product assembly do not originate in the DRC or an adjoining country or come from recycler or scrap supplier. This document certifies that all Surtek Industries Inc. products are declared “DRC conflict free”.
For Surtek’s policy and documentation on ROHS/REACH Compliance, please refer to the links below: