Statement of No Use of “Conflict Minerals”
On August 22, 2012,The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) passed Article No. 1502 of the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act”, the final edition with regard to “Conflict minerals” procurement. With our corporate social responsibility and international justice practice, ATEN addresses our statement with the standardized self-management approach to avoid use of metallic materials such as, gold, tantalum, tungsten, tin, etc, which are often used in electronic products, from the conflict area such as Democratic Republic of the Congo and its neighboring areas where environment and human rights are neglected per the EICC/GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC).
ATEN’s Statement of “Conflict Minerals”:
- ATEN and its suppliers shall take social and environmental protection responsibilities.
- The “Three No” principle for ATEN is no support, no acceptance and no use of metals, i.e., “Conflict Minerals” from the D.R. Congo and its neighboring nations as well as armed conflict areas where metals are mined illegally from unacceptable working environments.
- Suppliers shall retrace the sources of Co, Au, Pd, Ta, Sn and W that are contained in all products to ensure that those metals do not come from the “conflict mining areas”.
- Implement the green supply chain to comply with customer’s requirements and international justice practice. Understand in-depth the management condition of the conflict minerals by suppliers and investigate per the EICC/GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template.