Conflict Minerals Reporting

July 12th, 2013

At Siemens we are committed to meeting our customers’ evolving contract electronic assembly needs.    As you probably know, in July 2010 the Dodd Frank Act was signed into law.  Section1502 of this Act outlines new requirements on manufacturers of products containing “Conflict Minerals”.  These minerals, in their refined form, are Gold, Tin, Tungsten and Tantalum.  Many, if not most, electronic assemblies contain one or more of these minerals.

 At Siemens we are striving to stay ahead of the curve so that we can assist our customers with their compliance needs.

It is our Company Policy to not source or purchase any materials containing conflict minerals coming from the Democratic Republic of the Congo region.

 We have begun the process of surveying our supplier base regarding content and origin of “Conflict Minerals“ in electronic components that we purchase.  We are attacking the list of over 600 manufacturers we have in inventory in order of highest quantity first.  The results of this survey will dictate our next steps in our due diligence efforts.  We anticipate publishing customer specific reports by October 2013 with our current status and a summary of supplier responses.  As we do get responses from component manufacturers, we may contact your engineering department for assistance or clarification regarding your companies’ bills of material and compliance to the Legislation.

 Please feel free to contact us with any questions.