Affirming Our Social Responsibilities
USI's Statement on Conflict Materials Responsible Sourcing Policy
In July of 2010, the United States Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Action (Pub.L. 111-203, H.R. 4173, commonly referred to as Dodd-Frank) requiring that companies who file with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) report upon the use of specific "conflict minerals" which may directly or indirectly finance armed conflict and human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries. Included within these "conflict minerals" are those which may be smelted into tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (T3G); materials which are often used in the manufacture of electronics components.
As part of our commitment to corporate responsibilty and respecting human rights in our own operations and in our supply chain, it is the goal of Utility Systems, Inc. to only use T3G materials in our products that do not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries while continuing to support responsible mineral sourcing in the region.
Utility Systems, Inc. is committed to responsible purchasing practices to mitigate and eliminate the risk of sourcing materials which may contain conflict minerals, and has adopted a Conflict Minerals Responsible Sourcing Policy. We encourage our suppliers to have in place similar policies and due diligence measures to reasonably assure that products and components supplied to Utility Systems, Inc. containing conflict minerals are DRC conflict free.
Please see below for the original documentation regarding both our Conflict Materials Responsible Sourcing Policy and our Conflict Materials Compliance Statement. If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact USI and one of our sales reps will be happy to assist in answering any of your questions regarding Utility Systems, Inc.'s policy on conflict materials.