Conflict Minerals Statement
In 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, which resulted in rules from the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) requiring companies to disclose their use of any conflict minerals where those minerals may be “necessary to the functionality or production of a product” manufactured by those companies. Those minerals include tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), gold (Au), and tungsten (W). Section 1502 of the Act was included due to concerns that the exploitation and trade of conflict minerals by armed groups may be financing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) region and is contributing to an emergency humanitarian crisis. Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank amends the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 to add Section 13(p). In August 2012, the SEC adopted a rule mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that requires companies to publicly disclose their use of known conflict minerals.
InterFET Corporation is, by rule, required to make a reasonable country of origin inquiry (RCOI) to determine whether the issuer (InterFET Corporation) knows or has reason to believe that the conflict minerals may have originated in the DRC or an adjoining country (the covered country). InterFET Corporation policy is to comply with all applicable regulations, and we are committed to complying with the new rule. It is, therefore, our policy NOT to source any devices which includes those specified minerals from the countries named in the SEC rules. We do not have any conflict minerals used in our products that we have discovered at this time, but we are committed to continue working with our suppliers to verify that no conflict minerals enter our supply chain.
InterFET has worked with the Responsible Minerals Initiative Resources to generate the information in the following Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) Revision 6.31, May 26, 2023.