“Conflict minerals,” are defined in Section 1502 of the Dodd‐Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, as Columbite‐tantalite (Coltan), Cassiterite, Gold, Wolframite, or their derivatives; or any other mineral or its derivatives determined by the Secretary of State to be financing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country.
US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations released in August 2012 require all US public companies that use these minerals and derivatives (Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten and Gold – known collectively as 3TG) in their products to determine and disclose their use of materials originating from the DRC or adjoining countries.
Opengear does not directly source, process or use any of these substances in their raw form but they are contained in many common components used in the manufacture of electronic products and Opengear’s products are no exception.
Opengear does not condone the use of Conflict Minerals and does not knowingly use them. We are working with our suppliers to determine the status of all the components and materials used in our products and will use alternative components and suppliers if any are found to be non‐compliant with these requirements. We will monitor our supply chain on an ongoing basis to ensure continuing compliance.