Midstate Electronics is aware of the conflict mineral reporting obligations legislated by Section 1502 of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and we are committed to helping our customers comply with these reporting requirements.
Please be assured that Midstate understands the importance of this issue to our customers. Midstate is committed to the pursuit of responsible procurement practices and has no intention, directly or indirectly, of abetting the human rights violations identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo (the “DRC”) and adjoining countries.
Midstate is not a manufacturer of electronic, electrical, electromechanical, and related components and therefore we do not design or control the contents of any products. We recognize our responsibility not to support or contribute to the violence and human rights violations associated with the mining in central Africa but Midstate is not in a position to provide specifications relating to the use of conflict minerals in the products it distributes.
If you have a specific inquiry on the contents of a component we will do our best to work with our manufacturers to get the information you need, but because Midstate Electronics does not control the material content of the products we sell, we cannot complete web links, spreadsheets, and/or sign off on customer letters or documents due to related liability issues.
We understand that some customers require more information than we are currently able to provide. In such situations, we recommend that customers contact the relevant manufacturer directly for more detailed information. In support of this activity, we direct your attention to the following webpage which will take you to a page where we maintain links to available supplier websites: http://midstateelectronics.com/products-franchise-line
If you do not get satisfactory information directly from the manufacturer, we will gladly assist you in finding alternative components or manufacturers.
Midstate does not knowingly purchase products containing conflict minerals. Further, we require our suppliers, and their complete supply chain, to comply with Dodd-Frank Section 1502 and take reasonable steps to ensure that the tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold used in their products originate from outside the conflict region or come from mines and smelters that are certified as conflict free by an independent third party as documented in their Conflict Minerals Policy Statement and/or EICC Conflict Minerals Reporting Template. If we become aware of a supplier whose supply chain includes conflict minerals from conflict mines, we will take appropriate action up to and including termination of the commercial relationship.
We thank you for your continued support.
Midstate is a longstanding member of the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA). The website provides a summary of the final rules for the Conflict Minerals Section of the Dodd-Frank Act along with information on conflict minerals from a number of electronics manufacturers. The ECIA web site can be found at: https://www.ecianow.org/industry-issues/conflict-materials/
Conflict Free Sourcing: http://www.conflictfreesourcing.org/
Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA): Additional information on Conflict Mineral status, including additional manufacturer information/certifications can be found at: http://www.ecianow.org/industry-issues/conflict-materials/