QN-028 Conflict Minerals


Conflict Minerals

Supplier agrees to timely respond, to the best of its knowledge and belief following a reasonable country of origin due diligence inquiry in accordance with the framework in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas or other prevailing industry standard, to any request by, or on behalf of, Buyer, for information on the origin, source and chain of custody information of 3TG (tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold) minerals necessary to the functionality or production of a product manufactured by you or supplied by you to Buyer. Further, Supplier agrees to provide Buyer timely notice when Supplier becomes aware that any 3TG in a product or component it supplies to Buyer finances or benefits armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo or an adjoining country. In addition, Supplier understands and acknowledges that any information provided in this regard may be used by Buyer to comply with its reporting obligations under the Rule 13p-1 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, including filing a Form SD and Conflict Minerals Report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.