As a manufacturer of products that contain Tin (Sn), Vitec is committed to operating in a socially responsible way. It is our policy to refrain from purchasing from any known conflict sources, and we expect that our suppliers adhere to the same standards.
U.S. Legislation on conflict minerals
In 2010, a U.S. law was passed that requires companies to report to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and disclose on their websites whether any materials in their products originate in the Democratic Republic of Congo or its adjoining countries. The law applies to publicly traded U.S. manufacturing companies that use certain metals in their products.
If companies are using materials from the identified countries, they are required to describe the steps they have taken to ensure the metals are from responsible sources and to give details about the location of the mine from where they originated.
Vitec Electronics, a privately held company, suppports the development of legislation that helps companies determine whether or not the sources of the materials they use are associated with conflict.