Alpha Policy

Alpha’s Conflict Minerals Policy

Alpha takes very seriously its obligations in this process and has for more than a year been very proactive in communicating our goals to our suppliers for transparency and documented certification of our source Tin's status as "Conflict Free". We documented and implemented our own Conflict Minerals Policy  based on the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Framework for Due Diligence in 4Q 11.

Conflict Minerals Letter
Alpha's Conflict Minerals Policy Letter
Alpha Conflict Free Tin Seal

 

Alpha was one of the first solder suppliers to publicly support both the EICC/GeSI (Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition / Global eSustainability Initiative) Conflict Free Smelter program, which is a 3rd Party Internationally Recognized Supplier Audit program and their reporting template to help facilitate ease of reporting through out the global electronics supply chain. Additionally, Alpha brought the Conflict Minerals issue to the forefront with our industry colleagues that participate in the IPC Solder Products Value Council and helped convince them to also publicly support the EICC/GeSI Conflict Free Smelter program and their reporting template.

Section 1502 of the Act, requires that the reporting periods begin annually commencing on January 1, 2013. The first Conflict Minerals reports by public companies will have to be published in May 2014. The Act also provides for an interim temporary two-year period (or four-year period for smaller reporting companies). If a small company is unable to determine whether the minerals in its products originated in the Conflict Countries, then those products are considered “DRC conflict undeterminable” and do not require additional due diligence. Note that recycled materials are specifically excluded from Country Mine of Origin as long as they are supported by a reasonable inquiry to be from a secondary ("recycled") source.

 
  
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