In July 2010, the US Congress enacted Section 1502 of the Dodd‐Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act aimed at preventing the use of conflict minerals. The term “conflict mineral,” as defined by the legislation, refers to Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten, and Gold (3TG), or any other minerals determined by the Secretary of State to be financing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country. The legislation requires US publicly traded companies using conflict minerals in their products to disclose the source of such minerals.
For more information on Conflict Minerals and Section 1502 of the Dodd‐Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, please access the final rule on the SEC website: http://www.sec.gov/rules/final/2012/34-67716.pdf
SENS Position on Conflict Minerals
SENS is not a US publicly traded company subject to SEC reporting, and Section 1502 of the Dodd‐Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is not applicable to SENS or its products.
SENS products, like most electronic products, use some of the 3TG materials as they are required for the functional performance of the products. However, SENS does not purchase these materials directly from smelters or mines, so we must rely on information provided by our suppliers to determine the origin of the materials. Although SENS uses only high quality suppliers and franchised distributors, approved per our ISO 9001 Quality System, SENS’ conflict mineral status remains “DRC conflict undeterminable.”
SENS is currently in the process of engaging its supply chain regarding their conflict minerals status and policies to ensure that reasonable due diligence has been taken to use DRC conflict free materials.
Updates to SENS’ conflict minerals status and policy will be posted on our website: www.sens-usa.com.