In 2010, a law was enacted requiring U.S.-based public companies to disclose the measures they have taken to identify these so-called “conflict minerals” in their supply chains. The new law is part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and requires the SEC to draft a rule setting out the standards for due diligence and reporting.
The final conflict minerals rule, issued on August 22, 2012, requires affected companies, such as Aeroflex, to report the measures they have taken to identify the source of conflict minerals (tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold) as well as disclosing which of their products are not "conflict-free".
Aeroflex is in the early stages of identifying the origin of all minerals used in the manufacture of our products, but is continuing to work to ensure we can declare our supply chain "conflict-free".
Aeroflex Conflict Minerals Policy
Aeroflex Hold Corp – Form SD
Concerns regarding this policy, or violations, can be reported as follows:
Electronically: Andrew Perrone - Director, Global Trade Compliance
By mail to the following address:
Attn: General Counsel
35 South Service Road
Plainview, NY 11803