Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals and how are they relevant to electronic components?

The term Conflict Minerals refers to specific raw materials that originate from a particular geographic region of the African continent. Similar to Conflict Diamonds, Conflict Minerals are mined in areas where political conflict is occurring. This conflict is believed to be funded, in part, through the mining and trading of these minerals: Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten, and Gold. Electronic components in some cases may contain these minerals that potentially originate from the conflict area.

Conflict Minerals Policy –

Avia-Dynamics Corp. is aware of the conflict mineral reporting obligations legislated by Section 1502 of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and we are committed to helping our customers comply with these reporting requirements.

As a distributor of electronic, electrical, electromechanical (EEE) and related components, we do not design, manufacture or control the content of any products. Therefore, we rely upon our manufacturer partners to provide oversight and documentation as to the conflict mineral status of the products we distribute.

Please note: Because Avia-Dynamics does not control the material content of the products we sell, Avia-Dynamics cannot complete web links, spreadsheets, and/or sign off on customer letters or documents due to related liability issues.

We regularly communicate with the manufacturers we represent concerning the conflict mineral status of their products, and continually maintain a record that identifies relevant Conflict Minerals reporting information. This information is available upon request by contacting Quality@AviaDynamics.com.

We understand that some customers may require more information than we are able to provide. In such situations, we recommend that customers contact the relevant manufacturer(s) directly for more detailed information. In support of this activity, we direct your attention to the following URL which will take you to a page where we maintain links to available supplier websites: http://www.aviadynamics.com/mfg/

 

Additional Information and Resources are available from ECIA.

https://www.ecianow.org/industry-issues/conflict-materials/

https://www.ecianow.org/industry-issues/conflict-materials/member-company-information/