Policy statement Conflict Minerals

CDS Electronics supports the humanitarian goal of ending the violence and human rights violation in the extraction of certain minerals from the Conflict Region. The Conflict Region is located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and neighboring countries. The violence in the conflict region is partially funded by the exploitation and trade of conflict minerals.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) require disclosure of the use of conflict minerals, as defined in the Dodd - Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The rules require manufacturers to inform the SEC whether the products they manufacture contain conflict minerals.

Conflict minerals are gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten from the Conflict Region. In the future U.S. Secretary of State may also designate other minerals as conflict materials.


  • Support the objectives of the U.S. conflict minerals legislation.
  • Request our suppliers to comply with the latest 3TG conflict minerals regulations. By acceptance of the purchase order of CDS electronics, compliance to the conflict minerals regulations is declared. If we discover the use of these minerals in our supply chain, we will take the necessary measures and change to another supplier.

We encourage you to join us in keeping conflict minerals out of our supply chain. Download our EICCGeSIDD Conflict Minerals Report here.

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