In August 2012, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published its final rules on conflict minerals (known as "3TG" - tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold) to improve responsibility and transparency of origin.
Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act requires manufacturing companies to accurately document the use of minerals sourced in the war regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo or its neighbouring states.
As a result, affected companies in the manufacturing industry are focusing on whether and to what extent their products contain conflict minerals or whether they are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the neighbouring states named in the law. SEC's requirements are passed through the entire supply chain.
MC-Components Conflict Minerals Policy
MC-Components GmbH is aware of its social responsibility regarding environment, safety, health and human rights. We strive for peaceful and sustainable use of our global resources. We will knowingly not use conflict minerals from uncertified smelters from the conflict region in our products. Our suppliers are reviewed and obligated not to use conflict minerals from crisis regions.
We will continue to work to ensure that our products do not contain conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or its neighbouring countries.