Conflict Minerals FAQ

Are Tin, Tantalum Tungsten and Gold (3T&G) necessary to the functionality or production of Kontron’s products?

Yes. Most Kontron products will contain at least one of those substances present in the components or materials necessary to build Kontron products.

 

Has Kontron done a risk analysis to determine where conflict minerals are most likely to be found in its supply chain?

Based on Full Material Declaration (FMD) data from its suppliers, Kontron is able to identify where 3T&G are most likely to be present in its products.

 

Are any of those metals, used in Kontron products, directly or indirectly financing or benefitting armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country?

Kontron is still in the process of collecting data from its suppliers. Therefore, the presence of conflict minerals that are directly or indirectly financing or benefitting armed groups is unknown at this time.

For this reason, Kontron is currently not able to confirm if those metals are coming from a recycler or scrap supplier.

However, to the best of our knowledge, we have not found any evidence that conflict minerals that are directly or indirectly financing or benefitting armed groups are used in any Kontron products based on the available data received at this point. Should this occur with information being collected from its suppliers, Kontron will take necessary actions toward them to ensure compliance of its products.

 

How is Kontron collecting data from its suppliers?

Kontron has contracted a third party environmental service provider to support this requirement and work with its suppliers to collect the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT).

 

Does Kontron have a policy or statement in place that includes DRC conflict-free sourcing?

Yes. Please refer to the following link for Kontron public statement on conflict minerals.
http://www.kontron.com/services/environmental-announcement-conflict-material/

Please refer to the following link for Kontron Conflict Minerals policy.

 

Is Kontron subject to the SEC Conflict Minerals rule?

No, but Kontron will support its customers by providing the required Conflict Minerals information for the products they are procuring from us.

 

Does Kontron require its direct suppliers to be DRC conflict-free?

Yes. Please refer to the previous link for Kontron’s public statement on conflict minerals.

 

Can Kontron provide a Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT)?

Yes. Kontron can provide such report upon request. Please forward your conflict minerals inquiry to Kontron Technical Support with the list of products for which you want to get this report.

 

Will Kontron fill individual customer surveys?

No. This FAQ should be used by your company to fill your internal survey. Kontron will only provide a Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) for specific products upon request.

 

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