MicroFirst Gaming Conflict Minerals Policy
On July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law. The Dodd-Frank Act and related U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules require certain companies to disclose the extent to which the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain so called conflict minerals sourced from mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries. Conflict minerals include tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, which are used in many electronic components and computer products.
As a manufacturer of electronic devices, computer products and embedded technology, MicroFirst Gaming promotes the traceability of these minerals and the transparency of the supply chain. MicroFirst Gaming firmly believes that its customers should be fully informed about the products they purchase. While MicroFirst Gaming, as a contract manufacturer, is not able to certify as to the country of origin of the minerals contained in the products manufactured by MicroFirst Gaming’s suppliers, MicroFirst Gaming is committed to working with its customers to supply products that meet the customer's specifications.
With respect to those limited aspects of MicroFirst Gaming business that manufacture or contract to manufacture products that contain conflict minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of the product, MicroFirst Gaming does not directly purchase any conflict minerals from any source and endeavors not to purchase products that contain conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries. MicroFirst Gaming expects its suppliers to these aspects of its business to only source minerals from responsible sources. MicroFirst Gaming fully understands the importance of this issue to its customers and is committed to supply chain initiatives and overall corporate social responsibility and sustainability efforts that work towards a conflict free supply chain. We are encouraging all of our suppliers to likewise support these efforts and make information on the origin of their product components easily accessible on their websites and through www.eciaonline.org.