On July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law. Section 1502 of this Act requires certain companies to disclose the extent to which the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain “conflict minerals” as defined under the Act (“Conflict Minerals”), which include but are not limited to tantalum, tungsten, tin and gold sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries recognized worldwide for human rights violations and environmental degradation.

As an electronics distributor, WPG Americas Inc. (“WPGA”) does not condone the use of any such Conflict Minerals in the products which we distribute, and we communicate this Policy to our suppliers. WPGA promotes the traceability of these minerals and the transparency of the supply chains. We have integrated the present Conflict Minerals Policy into WPGA’s Code of Conduct, which expresses the company’s strong commitment to ethical business principles and promotion of human rights and environmental protection. WPGA values product suppliers that implement equally high standards.

WPGA Conflict Minerals Policy Statement PDF


Resources
ECIA Conflict Minerals
Responsible Minerals Initiative

 


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