Conflict Minerals and Cobalt Sourcing Policy
OSD Conflict Minerals Statement
Conflict minerals have been identified as those originating from the "Conflict Region", which includes the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries. The minerals in question are Cassiterite (for Tin), Wolframite (for Tungsten), Coltan (for Tantalum), and Gold ore. Known as 3TGs, from their initials, they are extracted from eastern Congo, and passed through a variety of intermediaries before being purchased.
OSD Displays (OSD) supports our customers' efforts to comply with section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Although OSD is not covered by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ruling regarding reporting and disclosure of conflict minerals, OSD believes in responsible manufacturing of our products and sourcing of materials. We support the goals of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act which aim to prevent the use of conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries.
OSD supports, and expects its suppliers to comply with, the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI). Although OSD does not directly source conflict minerals or cobalt, OSD requires each of its suppliers to have in place conflict minerals and cobalt sourcing policies and to, at a minimum, conduct annual due diligence on their own supply chain, that will enable these suppliers to conduct responsible sourcing and to not knowingly procure or provide to OSD materials that contain conflict minerals or cobalt from conflict areas of the DRC or adjoining countries.
In the event OSD determines that a supplier has failed to develop and implement reasonable steps to comply with this Policy, OSD reserves the right to take appropriate actions, which may include discontinuing the business relationship with the supplier.