Conflict Mineral Policy
Due to the increased awareness of violence and human rights violations in the mining of certain minerals that are used to derive the 3TG metals from a location generally described as the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the surrounding countries (“DRC Countries”), the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (“EICC”) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (“GeSI”) are working to help companies undertake reasonable due diligence to assure that certain specified metals are not being sourced from mines in the DRC Countries or from traders that are financing the conflict in that region.
In July 2010, the United States enacted the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502, which regulates 3TG usage. The Act specifically includes provisions that require manufacturers to perform due diligence in their supply chains to identify and disclose the use of any 3TG metals and determine if those 3TG metals originated in the DRC countries that fund the conflict.
O2COOL supports the actions of the EICC and GeSI and intends to fully comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Act. O2COOL is in the process of obtaining and verifying information from their manufacturers concerning the origin of the metals that are used in the manufacture of our products. O2COOL will continue to monitor this situation to provide clear supply chain verification.