COAX Connectors is fully aware of the provisions of Section 1502 relating to conflict minerals of the Dodd – Frank bill and is closely tracking the SEC’s implementing regulations.
COAX Connectors supports and respects the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights for all, including the basic human rights of our employees and workers within our supply chain. We believe in treating people with respect and dignity. COAX Connectors also expects our suppliers to adhere to the same high standards.
COAX Connectors is committed to the ethical sourcing of minerals used in our products. We are assessing whether our products contain tin, or gold derived from ores mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries. These minerals are commonly used in electronics and other products. Some of the mining operations in the DRC are controlled by warring militias who we believe are financing armed conflict with profits from the sale of these minerals. This on-going conflict has been linked to human rights violations, labor abuses, and environmental degradation.
COAX Connectors is working diligently with our suppliers and other to improve and systematically address the process for sourcing minerals that are “conflict-free.” The global supply chain for these minerals is complex, and tracing the minerals in our products to their source is a challenge.
To reach our objectives, we are collaborating with industry peers, and others which are developing programs for the responsible sourcing of minerals such as the Conflict-Free Smelter program and mineral traceability schemes.