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Conflict Materials Statement

 

RCAL Products, Inc. is keenly aware of many environmental and corporate social responsibility issues facing the electronic components industry today. We have pledged to address these appropriately. RCAL readily advocates the eradication of slavery afflicting supply chains around the world, so it is no surprise that we support the goals and spirit of section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

 

As a contract electronic manufacturer, RCAL in most cases does not specify the manufacturer of the components listed on the Bill of Materials. That information is specified by our customers, and as such we have no control over choosing any particular manufacturer over another. We recognize that we are still an important link in the supply chain and as such, internally, perform due diligence in qualifying our suppliers wherever possible to assist in reporting efforts for our customers.

 

 

Beginning in 2015, RCAL began requesting suppliers perform reasonable due diligence of their supply chain as dictated by Dodd-Frank, and report back to us using industry reporting methods. We quickly discovered that this is a quagmire of confusion, as many of our suppliers being distributors (not the source manufacturer) were also plagued by the steps necessary to verify their supply chain.

 

 

To that end we have determined the following to be useful information for our customers when they are selecting parts for their Bill of Materials:

 

  • ECIA has developed a webpage dedicated to flowing available information to the public: http://www.ecianow.org/industry-issues/conflict-materials/. This site contains a complete company list which provides links to specific manufacturer web pages. RCAL customers will find this as one of the most significant sources of Conflict Minerals information available for electronic components. We encourage our customers to utilize this in fulfilling their reasonable due diligence obligations. In addition, we will continue to work with our suppliers and update our knowledge base of Conflict Materials information as it becomes available.

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Lenny Baledge

Director of Quality

RCAL Products, Inc.

Conflict Materials Policy

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