Dynamic Structures & Materials, LLC (DSM) is committed to social and environmental responsibility in our activities as well as within our supply chain. In addition to our commitment, we must meet regulatory obligations in addition to specific customer requirements when flowed down to us.
On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released the rules for section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. These rules require U.S. publicly traded companies to trace the Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten and Gold in their products through the supply chain, and disclose whether they came from “conflict mines” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Although DSM is not publicly traded, our intention is to comply with these rules as a part of our community responsibility. We also want to be responsive to many of our customers that are publicly traded.
The Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) have created a conflict Minerals Reporting Template as a common means to collect information on the source of Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten and Gold. This template is being widely used across the Electronics industry. The template, training materials, and additional information can be found at www.conflictfreesmelter.org.
We are requiring the following from our suppliers, if any of the conflict minerals are intentionally added and are necessary to the functionality or production of any applicable product:
Certification that the products supplied to DSM that contain tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold did not originate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries or a completed EICC-GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting template.
DSM will take the appropriate actions to comply with the applicable rules in addition to supporting our customers to reach our common goal to build up a socially and environmentally responsible supply chain.