ECS Inc. International understands the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) and the nine countries adjoining it (“Covered Countries”) are rich in natural resources. ECS also recognizes that some mining activities in certain regions/mines within the DRC and Covered Countries which are controlled by non-government military groups have been identified by the U.S. Government and other global and industry organizations as potentially contributing to human rights abuses and environmental damage within the region. ECS is committed to engaging in rigorous due diligence efforts designed to verify — whenever possible — the source of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (“3TG Minerals”) used in ECS’s supply chain. ECS is committed to purchasing 3TG Minerals and other materials only from environmentally and socially responsible suppliers. ECS requires our suppliers to meet conflict mineral regulatory obligations in accordance with U.S. Government, as well as local regulatory requirements and to source 3TG Minerals only from conflict free sources.
In support of this policy, ECS will:
- Work with our supply chain partners to trace the sources of tantalum, tungsten, cobalt, tin, and gold in our products to minimize and ultimately eliminate materials whose sale benefits armed groups in the DRC or any Covered Country.
- Support industry trade groups, suppliers, and customers in establishing a verifiable supply chain that draws materials from conflict free mines.
- Comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd/Frank Wall Street Recovery Act.