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Conflict Materials

 
 
April 15, 2015
 
Conflict Minerals & Dodd-Frank Act
 
To Whom It May Concern:
 
This statement is in regards to the purchasing and use of raw materials, in relation to the Dodd-Frank Act, specifically section 1502.
 
Chris Electronics is aware of the Dodd-Frank Act and the laws that follow in regards to “conflict materials” that might originate from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its neighboring countries. Chris Electronics fully supports the Act and understands the importance of the issue in whole, and Chris Electronics in no way supports the use of conflict materials.
 
Chris Electronics is not a manufacturer of electronic parts and thus is not in a position to provide accurate information relating to the use of conflict materials in the products it distributes. That information can only be supplied by the manufacturers themselves as they are the sole source of accurate information regarding the use of conflict materials in the products they manufacture.
 
Chris Electronics is a member of the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), and we are working with them to determine the proper actions required of us as a distributor to fully comply with the Act. Their website http://www.ecianow.org/industry-issues/conflict-materials/ provides a summary of the final rules of the Act along with information on conflict materials from a number of manufacturers.
 
Chris Electronics expects our manufacturers to comply with the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct and only source materials from environmentally and socially responsible suppliers.
 
Please be assured that we understand the importance of this issue to our customers and will take whatever steps are necessary of us to provide you with the support you need.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Chris Electronics Distributors Inc.