Astrodyne Corporation is committed to sourcing responsibly and considers mining activities that fuel conflict as unacceptable. Astrodyne’s efforts related to conflict minerals are aligned to the work of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). The EICC’s and GeSI’s work includes the Conflict-Free Smelter Program and the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (“Template”).
AstrodyneTDI has been sending to suppliers, the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template, (Current Revision), which is included with this letter. The Template provides a common industry approach for the collection of sourcing information related to conflict minerals. The information contained in the Template constitutes a critical part of AstrodyneTDI Corporation’s due diligence program.
We ask our suppliers when completing the Template:
- All of AstrodyneTDI’s global suppliers must complete and submit the most current revision form at the time of request of the Template, even if a previous version has already been submitted.
- Complete mine and smelter location address must be submitted for any smelter that is not included in the dropdown menus in the Template.
- Training materials including a video and links to other support are available at www.conflictfreesmelter.org
- The completed template is submitted back to AstrodyneTDI by e-mail within 30 days.
- Monitor for updates to the reporting template. Review when updates are made and inform AstrodyneTDI if any smelters in use are not on the approved list so actions can be taken.
As with all electronic devices constructed by AstrodyneTDI, the following metals possibly could be a constituent part of the components.
- Tantalum (Ta) ·
- Tin (Sn)
- Gold (Au)
- Tungsten (W)
At this time, we do not know of any of these metals originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.