SCIDYNE® Conflict Minerals Policy

Background

Conflict Minerals are natural resources mined in areas where the proceeds have been linked to armed conflict and human rights abuses.

The most commonly referenced Conflict Minerals are:

These minerals are sometimes referred to as 3TG, an acronym for Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten, and Gold. Their use is necessary for the production and functionality of many everyday items such as electronics, automobiles, and jewelry. For example; capacitors may use Tantalum, solder contains Tin, Tungsten is used to harden carbide tooling, and electrical connectors are often Gold plated.

Although these minerals can be found throughout the world, of particular concern are those mined and processed in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in adjoining countries. In some cases, revenues generated from this geographic region may directly, or indirectly, finance or benefit armed groups engaged in civil war resulting in serious social and environmental abuses.

In response, the United States passed the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform and Consumer Protection Act in July of 2010. Section1502(b) requires US publicly traded manufacturers who file certain reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to disclose whether the products they manufacture, or contract to manufacture, contain “Conflict Minerals” and to disclose the chain of custody and usage regardless of where they are sourced, processed, or sold. Official SEC Link: http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2012/2012-163.htm

SCIDYNE Corporation Policy Regarding Conflict Minerals

SCIDYNE is a privately held corporation and therefore not subject to the Dodd-Frank legislation. However, we fully endorse the measure and support our customers who must comply with the law. We are committed to providing environmentally friendly and conflict-free products. It is our policy to only acquire and use components and materials from reputable suppliers that have strict Conflict Minerals policies and procedures in place. Based upon supplier provided information, review of our manufacturing processes, and to the best of our knowledge, all products produced and marketed by SCIDYNE are ethically and responsibly sourced.