S2Tech supports the fight against the violence, violation of human rights and the environmental degrade during the extraction of some minerals (gold, tin, tantalum, tungsten, derivates of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, wolframite) coming from the geografic area defined as “Conflict Region”, that includes the Republic Democratic of the Congo (RDC) and adjoining countries.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to conflict minerals, as directed by the “Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502” of 2010. The rules require that the manufacturers communicate if their products contain “Conflict Minerals” that are “necessary for the functionality or the production” of those products.
S2Tech makes a commitment to:
- Don’t supply intentionally materials and components containing the 3TG metals coming from mines and smelters of the “Conflict Region” that are not certified as “Conflict Free”
- To assure the conformity to such requisite, to require to its own suppliers to undertake a suitable survey with their supply chains to assure that the 3TG metals are originate only from:
- mines and smelters out of the “Conflict Region”
- mines and smelters certified as “Conflict Free” from an independent third body if located inside the “Conflict Region”
S2Tech has obtained, or it is at the point to get, information from the suppliers about the origin of the minerals used in the manufacturing of components and products supplied by S2Tech.
The objective is to guarantee that in the products and in the processes are used only materials and components “Conflict Free”.
In case of we have notice that an any material, part or component purchased by S2Tech use minerals extracted or refined in structures NOT “Conflic Free” appropriate actions will be implemented for the purpose to make the product “Conflict Free.”