Based on information currently provided by its suppliers, ProSciTech has not, and will not, knowingly supply its customers with products containing “conflict minerals”.
“Conflict Minerals” refers to casserite (ore to produce tin), columbite-tantalite (ore to produce tantalum), wolframite (source for tungsten), gold and their derivatives mined in the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) and in the adjoining countries (“DRC Region”) where revenues generated by their sale may be directly or indirectly financing armed groups engaged in civil war resulting in serious social and environmental abuses.
Although not a legal requirement, ProSciTech fully supports efforts to eliminate the use of tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold from sources that could promote conflicts in the DRC Region. Together, these minerals are referred to as “3TG metals”.
ProSciTech is many steps removed from the procurement of raw materials and the processed or alloyed metals used in the manufacturing of some of our products. Therefore, we rely on the information provided by suppliers regarding their sourcing of metals. We expect our suppliers to source materials from socially responsible suppliers and that all our suppliers will comply with any relevant regulations and our policy. Suppliers must pass this requirement on to their supply chain if they do not source directly from smelters, and determine the source of the 3TG metals. ProSciTech will assess future business with suppliers who are non-compliant with this policy.
Based on information currently provided by its suppliers, ProSciTech has not, and will not, knowingly supply its customers with products containing “conflict minerals”. We will continue to survey our suppliers to verify compliance with this policy.