Silvertel's Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
As a designer and supplier of electronic modules, Silvertel is aware of it's obligations with regards to laws and regulations regarding "Conflict Minerals", specifically the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer protection Act, Section 1502.
Silvertel does not directly source or process conflict minerals such as Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten or Gold. However these minerals may be included in the components we buy from other suppliers.
It is Silvertel's goal to use tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold in our products that do not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries while continuing to support responsible mineral sourcing in the region. Silvertel expects it's suppliers to have in place policies and due diligence measures that will enable us to reasonably assure that products and components supplied to us containing conflict minerals are DRC conflict free. Silvertel expects it's suppliers to comply with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct. In support of this policy, Silvertel will: Exercise due diligence by contacting its component suppliers within our supply chain for all current components to verify their compliance with the regulations. We are currently working with our suppliers to ensure that they are using smelters that are compliant with the Conflict-Free Smelter Program assessment protocols or the CFSI Active Smelter/Refiner List.
All new components will be verified as using compliant smelters from the Conflict-Free Smelter Program assessment protocols or the CFSI Active Smelter/Refiner List before approval.
Silvertel is committed to transparency in the ongoing implementation of this policy by making available our completed CFSI CMRT template declaration upon request.
Mr Steve Edwards