Altelix Conflict Minerals Statement
"Conflict minerals" refers to columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite and their derivatives (specifically tantalum, tin and tungsten) mined in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in adjoining countries, where the revenues derived are suspected of financing groups involved in human rights violations.
In August 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules implementing Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Conflict Minerals Rule”). These rules require all US public companies to disclose whether the products they manufacture, or contract to manufacture, contain conflict minerals from the DRC or adjoining countries. While Altelix LLC is not subject to SEC reporting we support this legislation. Our goal is to avoid the use of conflict minerals originating from the DRC or an adjoining country, to the extent that they benefit groups involved in human rights violations.
Altelix has begun to implement a due-diligence process to meet this goal by working with our key suppliers to ensure that no conflict minerals originating from the DRC or an adjoining country will be used in our products. Altelix LLC does not procure minerals directly from mines or smelters. Altelix expects its suppliers to source materials from socially responsible suppliers. We have requested that our key suppliers pass this requirement through their own supply chain and determine the source of specified minerals. Altelix reserves the right to reject suppliers who are determined to be non-compliant with these requirements.