On August 22, 2012 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the regulations implementing the conflict minerals reporting obligations of Section 1502 of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. Argo Transdata is in the process of meeting the requirements of these regulations and will be in compliance well before the initial reporting date of May 31st, 2014.
Argo Transdata Corporation is committed to a responsible supply chain that, among other requirements, is Conflict Free. To this end, we continue working with our supply chain to strengthen compliance and ensure only "DRC Conflict Free" materials are used.
Argo Transdata Corporation and its suppliers do not purchase tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold directly from smelters or mines. Further, there are many supply chain layers that separate us from the smelters and mines from which these metals are sourced. Consequently, we require our suppliers to determine the sources and conflict status of the materials supplied to Argo Transdata Corporation and its customers. More specifically, we require all Argo Transdata Corporation suppliers to certify the smelters or mines from which the metals were obtained. Based on the written assurances Argo Transdata Corporation has received from its suppliers, we have no indication that printed circuit board assemblies supplied by Argo Transdata Corporation contain minerals from conflict mines or smelters in and around the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Argo Transdata Corporation is pleased to announce that we are a conflict free supplier. Detailed compliance declarations are available upon request.
Argo Transdata Corporation is committed to working within the EICC framework to provide verification of compliance throughout our supply chain. Information on the EICC and compliance tools available may be found at www.eciaonline.org and www.conflictfreesmelter.org. We fully understand the importance of this issue and we will continue gathering compliance information from our supply chain as sources are added and or changed.
John J. Hughes III, President
Argo Transdata Corporation