Armed groups engaged in mining operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries are believed to be subjecting workers to serious human rights abuses and are using proceeds from the sale of conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold, or “3TG”) to finance regional conflicts. In response to these concerns, the US Congress enacted Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act aimed at preventing the use of conflict minerals that finance or benefit these armed groups. The legislation requires US publicly traded companies using conflict minerals in their products to disclose the source of such minerals.
For more information on Conflict Minerals and Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, please access the final rule on the SEC website: http://www.sec.gov/rules/final/2012/34-67716.pdf
WANHO's Position on Conflict Minerals
While WANHO is not a US publicly traded company subject to SEC reporting, WANHO fully supports avoiding the use of conflict minerals and will act responsibly to ensure that our products meet the needs of our customers and to support the aim of this legislation. Electromechanical items within the WANHO portfolio of products, like most electronic products, incorporate certain 3TG materials, as they are required for the functional performance of the products. However, WANHO does not purchase these materials directly from smelters or mines, and therefore must rely on information provided by our suppliers to determine the origin of the materials. WANHO is currently in the process of engaging its supply chain through its own capabilities or through the use of a third party solution provider to ensure that components utilized within our portfolio are 3TG mineral and DRC conflict free.
WANHO expects to have information available for the reporting requirements of our customers by providing our internal CMRT. If you have specific questions regarding WANHO’s products in relation to our policies governing Conflict Minerals, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and specify product and SKU in your request.