Qulsar manufactures electronic products consisting of procured materials. We are aware of that many of these materials sourced from suppliers could potentially be using minerals defined as “Conflict minerals”(1). The mineral is often an essential part of the manufacturing process and/or the end product for electrical or functional reasons.
As part of Qulsar’s commitment to corporate responsibility and respect of human rights it is our goal to use tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold in our products that do not directly or indirectly finance or benefit the specific armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries while continuing to support responsible mineral sourcing in the region. We expects our suppliers to have policies in place and due diligence measures that will enable us to reasonably assure that materials supplied to us are not containing conflict minerals from DRC. We expect our suppliers to comply with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct(2).
In support of this policy, Qulsar will:
• Support its customers to comply with current legislation and undertakes its best efforts to provide "DRC conflict-free" products and adequate documentation to facilitate reporting under the SEC Rules
• Whenever possible, design products and use materials that minimizes the need for material which would potentially contain Conflict Minerals
• When not possible to get assurances that Conflict minerals are not used, evaluate other suppliers which can assure this
• Where possible, include requirements corresponding to the OECD Guidance for Responsible Supply of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas(3) in our own due diligence processes and encourage suppliers to do likewise with their suppliers.
San José, October 2015
Chief Operating Officer
(1) "Conflict minerals" as defined by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules is a broad term which means columbitetantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, or their derivatives which are limited to tantalum, tin or tungsten, regardless of whether or not these minerals have financed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.