Statement on Conflict Materials
Please be assured that George Risk Industries, Inc (GRI) understands the gravity of the subject of Conflict Minerals and its importance to you, our customer. We are committed to the pursuit of responsible procurement practices and have no intention, direct or indirect, of abetting the human rights violations identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries.
GRI intends to be compliant with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act and other regulations concerning the sourcing of the raw materials (currently defined as Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten, and Gold; also referred to as “3TG” minerals) from conflict areas. To the best of our knowledge at this time, the components supplied to our customers have been designed and manufactured with source material from environmentally and socially responsible suppliers being in compliance with the Electronics Industry Code of Conduct.
At this time a number of our suppliers have been unable to provide detailed information relating to the use of conflict minerals in the production of the electronic components that we use in our products. The Original Component Manufacturer (OCM) is currently the only source of detailed information regarding the substances, including any conflict minerals that are used in the manufacturing of their products. We are working with the OCM’s to make sure we are compliant. Many have already responded that they are “Conflict Mineral Free”, many are still checking with their suppliers, and a few have answered “Unknown” at this time. We are expecting them to become compliant soon.
We understand this is an important concern worldwide, although formal guidelines may vary between countries. The electronics industry has been proactive via the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), and we will continue to follow EICC’s actions and recommendations as they apply to this issue. We also will continue to work with our suppliers to use DRC conflict free minerals.