Among „Conflict Minerals”, as referred to in the Dodd-Frank Act, are gold, tantalum, tin and wolfram. These materials are often used as an inevitable part in electronic components and products.
Karré electronics is aware of the scope of the “Conflict Minerals” issue and supports the initiative for conflict free supply of the industry with above mentioned materials under the aspects of sustainability and global social responsibility. Therefore, we support the ligation of blatant human rights violations and massive environmental destruction in the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring countries and regions.
As a service provider and contract manufacturer within the electronic industry we ourselves have only little influence on the production and use of these materials in electronic components. We are expecting from our suppliers and their undersupplies to process materials, which are not sourced from the mentioned conflict regions and ask them to make the information about the origin of their products accessible on the website of the ECIA (Electronic Components Industry Association).
Karré electronics sources the largest part of the products from distributors and manufacturers, who have published a statement about the origin of their products on ECIA’s website.
Karré electronics will neither intentionally nor consciously use products, containing conflict materials from these regions.