Conflict minerals statement
We have received several inquiries regarding Beijer Electronics actions regarding Conflict Minerals addressed by the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Customer Protection Act passed by the US Congress in July 2010. Beijer Electronics has a great concern for the issue of Conflict Minerals involving the trade of minerals (and associated refined metals) originating in the region of eastern provinces of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding regions where armed conflict results in human rights violations and environmental damage.
Beijer Electronics use Tungsten, Tantalum, Tin and Gold in our products. Each of these metals has specific electrical properties which are necessary for the function of our products and cannot be replaced to provide the high level of functionality and quality demanded by our customers.
Beijer Electronics is committed to a socially responsible supply chain that among other requirements, is Conflict Mineral compliant. Beijer Electronics does not purchase these metals directly from smelters or mines. We are working with our direct suppliers to understand their supply chain, determine the origin of conflict minerals and demand from them socially responsible purchasing activities.
We continue to work with the electronics industry towards responsible purchasing practices and support appropriate regulations today and in the future.
Do not hesitate to contact our quality and environmental manager Fredrik Persson if you have any further questions.