Conflict minerals (EN)

What are 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 can, and in some cases might, contain these minerals that potentially originate from the conflict area.
On July 21, 2010, the Dodd‐Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law. The Dodd-Frank Act and related U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules require certain companies to disclose the extent to which the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain so‐called conflict minerals sourced from mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) or adjoining countries. Conflict minerals include tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, which are used in many electronic components and computer products.
Dynetics is a privately held company and is not listed on the US stock exchange.
As such, it is not by law, subject to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act for Conflict Minerals.
However Dynetics is committed to sourcing responsibly and considers mining activities that fuel
conflict as unacceptable.
We are fully cognizant about the complexity of the entire supply chain which makes it often impossible to obtain full traceability to the exact origination of materials referenced in the Dodd-Frank Act.

Conflict Minerals Statement

Dynetics 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, and related components, we do not design, manufacture, or control the content of any products. Therefore, we rely upon our manufacturer partners to advise as to the conflict mineral status of the products we distribute.
Dynetics fully understands the importance and is committed to the traceability of these minerals and the transparency of the supply chain and sustainability efforts that work towards a conflict free supply chain.
We are encouraging all of our suppliers to likewise support these efforts and make information on the origin of their product components accessible.
Please note: Because Dynetics does not control the material content of the products we sell, Dynetics cannot complete web links, spreadsheets, and/or sign off on customer letters or documents due to related liability issues.
We routinely communicate with our manufacturers 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

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