Status of Due Diligence to Prevent Use of Conflict Minerals
Our Suppliers Refuse the Use Of Conflict Materials
Sourcing our minerals and materials in a responsible way is a priority for Hitchiner, and we embrace the opportunity to practice ethical stewardship with our resources by considering nation-state factors when establishing policies and practices. In adherence to our company's Principles, Hitchiner does not and will not purchase the raw materials metals gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten where revenues would finance or benefit armed groups who commit human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries. Hitchiner requires suppliers to refuse the use of Conflict Minerals from the conflict areas and to verify the source of the minerals/metals.
In union with our principles, Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc., supports and adheres, as a non-filer, to the Dodd-Frank Law Section 1502. The goal of the law is to curtail direct and indirect funding of armed groups engaged in conflict and human rights abuses.
Hitchiner Manufacturing Joined Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition
In February 2013, Hitchiner also joined the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, through the Automotive Industry Action Group's i-Point web-based platform, in an effort to align our company’s compliance to our customers’ Conflict Minerals reporting requirements. Hitchiner has verified that all manufactured parts, automotive and aerospace are Conflict Minerals free.
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