In July 2010, President Obama signed into law H.R. 4173, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Section 1502 of that act imposed reporting requirements on manufactures of products that contain metals derived from minerals that originate in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country. These “conflict minerals” include gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), cobalt (Co) and tin (Sn), their derivatives, and any others so designated by the U.S. Secretary of State.
Commitment to Comply
As a member of the electronic industry supply chain, Raritan has committed not using or purchasing conflict metals derived from minerals being sourced from Democratic of Republic of Congo (DRC) conflict areas, Raritan has taken due diligence within our supply chain and formulated its policy to ensure customer’s rights and fulfill our social responsibility. We herein declare the metal conflict-free on products supplied to customers:
1. Not to purchase conflict minerals produced in the conflict areas: Assure “DRC Conflict-Free” for the metals of gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), cobalt (Co) and tin (Sn) are not derived from or sourced from mines in conflict areas of the Democratic of Republic of Congo (DRC), or illegally taxed on trade routes, either of which are controlled by non-government military groups, or unlawful military factions.
2. Strive to require the upstream and various raw materials suppliers to refuse to use conflict minerals from the conflict areas: To ensure suppliers comply with this policy, Raritan has required all suppliers to declare on prohibiting the use of conflict minerals. We would like to confirm the metals used in products sold to Raritan are “DRC Conflict-Free”.
We are currently working with our suppliers to understand or establish their system for sourcing of raw materials, including any listed metals which may be used in Raritan’s products.