Important Announcement: Action Needed
Subject: Conflict Minerals
The purpose of this letter is to inform you of U.S. federal legislation affecting the electronics and other industries your products may support.
In July 2010, the U.S. Government signed into law the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also known as the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires U.S. publicly traded manufacturing companies to conduct due diligence into their supply chains and disclose any products containing “Conflict Minerals”, which include tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold originating from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries.
Companies registered on the US stock exchange are required to report annually on conflict minerals in their products starting from May 31, 2014 for the reporting period of 2013. Information required includes identifying the country of origin for any tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold in our products and determining whether the conflict minerals from the DRC are “conflict-free” (that is, they do not directly or indirectly finance armed groups through mining or mineral trading in the DRC region).
To prepare for your conflict minerals reporting, we ask you to undertake the following:
- Determine whether you currently supply Westell with parts/assemblies that incorporate one or more of the identified conflict minerals.
- Identify smelters in your supply chain that supply tin, tantalum and/or gold. If you do not source directly from smelters, please forward this request to your supplies (who may then pass it to their suppliers) and ask them to subsequently inform you of the smelters in your supply chain.
- Tungsten does not involve smelting, therefore we request you use a similar traceability process.
- Download, complete and return the EICC-GeSI Reporting Template by 90 days after inquiry receipt.
Westell has decided to use the EICC-GeSI Reporting Template to manage the communication of conflict minerals data across our supply chain. This is a free resource designed to facilitate the collection of sourcing information related to conflict minerals. Companies are permitted to use the Template as an element of their Conflict Minerals due diligence program.
The template, dashboard and instructions are available free of charge on the GeSI-EICC Conflict Free Smelter website.
For audit purposes, we request submission of your completed EICC-GeSI Template to our external SharePoint site. To submit your template, please click on the link below. You will then be asked to provide information as the person submitting the template for your company and attach your template.
To learn more about the subject of Conflict Minerals, we encourage you to visit the EICC-GeSI Extractives website at: http://www.eicc.info/Extractives.shtml or consult the SEC website: http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2012/2012-163.htm.
For assistance with any questions or concerns, please contact the Conflict Minerals Compliance Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to your cooperation in this important matter.
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