“Conflict Minerals” refers to minerals or other derivatives mined in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in the adjoining countries where revenues may be directly or indirectly financing armed groups engaged in civil war resulting in serious social and environmental abuses.

In July 2010, the United States enacted the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Bill and Consumer Protection Act 1502(b) (the Conflict Minerals Law), which requires all US stock listed companies and their suppliers to disclose information concerning chain of custody and usage of conflict minerals (Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten, and Gold, also known as 3TG).

Ascentron believes the Conflict Minerals Law and related efforts to avoid using Conflict Minerals in products we manufactured align with Ascentron corporate policy.