Mitel’s Policy Statement on Conflict Minerals
Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act aims to prevent the use of conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country as defined in the Act. The Act requires companies to perform due diligence with respect to the sourcing of conflict minerals and to file annual reports relating to use of conflict minerals.
Conflict minerals include: columbite-tantalite (coltan) (i.e., tantalum), cassiterite (i.e., tin), gold, wolframite (i.e., tungsten) or their derivatives and could expand to include any other mineral or their derivative determined by the U.S. Secretary of State to be financing the DRC conflict.
Mitel supports these goals and will ensure that we:
- Comply with the reporting obligations and continue to be committed to implementing a comprehensive due-diligence process;
- As per Mitel’s Supplier qualification process, require our suppliers to exercise due diligence on the source and chain of custody of minerals used in the manufacturing of our products and to make their due diligence findings available to us;
- Continue to communicate our Mitel’s Conflict Mineral Policy to all of our current primary suppliers; and
- Require any new Request for Quotations, contracts and contract amendments reference these requirements. Compliance with this policy will be a requirement for all direct material supplier contracts.