Conflict Minerals - 3TG

3TG is the term for the “conflict minerals” tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, all of which can be found in electrical components and machinery.

In 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that companies who file reports with SEC are required to publicly disclose their use of “conflict minerals” which originate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or surrounding areas which are "necessary to the functionality or production" of products that they manufacture or contract to be manufactured.

Although Tenkay Electronics are not subject to the SEC rules and do not file reports with the SEC, we understand that some of our customers do have legal obligations regarding “conflict minerals” and we support them, as well as supporting the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict.

While the SEC was proposing this new legislation, we were in talks with our customers to understand the implications this would pose for them and to assess how we could support them once it came into force. Because we are committed to the responsible sourcing of “conflict minerals” throughout our supply chain we can help our customers by providing them with the information and supporting evidence they require.

May 2015 will be the first year that filing “undeterminable” is no longer accepted. So if you need a manufacturing partner who can support you with this, via their own thorough supply chain audits, please contact us.