RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS ALLIANCE CODE OF CONDUCT

The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), Code of Conduct establishes standards to ensure that working conditions in the electronics industry or industries in which electronics is a key component and its supply chains are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that business operations are environmentally responsible and conducted ethically. Considered as part of the electronics industry for purposes of this Code are all organizations that may design, market, manufacture, or provide goods and services that are used to produce electronic goods. The Code may be voluntarily adopted by any business in the electronics sector and subsequently applied by that business to its supply chain and subcontractors, including providers of contract labor.

 

Conflict Minerals

Minerals are one of the resources in the Congo that are being exploited to partially fund ongoing conflict between armed militias in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC). The Minerals are abstract as Aluminum (chemical symbol: Al), Cobalt (Co), Copper (Cu), Gold (Au), Palladium (Pd) and Tin (Sn) . However, companies cannot alone bring about peace, increase regional governance, or ensure security in the region. All actors in the regions – the governments, industry, civil society, and the citizens themselves – have a role to play in bringing about lasting stability in the region. EICC and GeSI members use a portion of the world’s tantalum, a small proportion of tin and a lesser proportion of tungsten and gold in their products. Regardless of the amount of conflict minerals being used, EICC and GeSI members are concerned about the issue and are committed to taking action.

 

Conflict Minerals Purchasing Policy

As a globally responsible world citizen, DAC (De Amertek Corporation, Inc) is committed to not using or accepting product that may have conflict minerals incorporated into them and we require our dealers and suppliers to adhere to and comply with the following policy:

1. Must be socially and environmentally responsible.

2. Must ensure that product/components, or parts thereof, are not from the Congo or surrounding areas or areas designated as conflict mineral locations.

3. Must be able to trace back all products that it sells (and through its own supply chain) that contains Aluminum(Al), Cobalt (Co), Copper (Cu), Gold (Au), Palladium (Pd), and Tin (Sn) to ensure no conflict minerals are being used.

 

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