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Conflict Minerals Policy

No conflict mineral policy


Conflict Minerals are Tantalum, tin, tungsten, gold (3TG) derived from or sourced from mines in conflict areas or high risk regions, or illegally taxed on trade routes, either of which are controlled by non-governmental military groups, or unlawful military factions. TED request our suppliers to comply with the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct and only source materials from environmentally and socially responsible suppliers and request all vendors purchase and use minerals comply with “Conflict-Free”.


Supplier requirements


If there is conflict minerals used in items supplied to TED, suppliers must take alternative measures immediately, and in accordance with the requirements and implementation of corrective actions. Meanwhile, the supplier should be disqualified from approve vender list. After taking effective corrective actions and supplier re-qualification before continuing to supply, to ensure full compliance with conflict-free requirements, all suspect conflict products and materials should process follow nonconforming product procedure.

Requesting that our suppliers undertake commercially reasonable due diligence with the supply chain, to assure that metals used in items supplied to TED are not sourced from conflict mines in conflict areas. Supplier or supply chain smelter changes (include adding (new) or removing a previous reported smelter) treat as major change and need notice TED before change.