Social Responsibility at DeJong
Conflict Minerals Policy
It is DeJong’s goal not to purchase products and materials containing minerals whose sale financed armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or any adjoining country. We expect our suppliers (and their suppliers) to exercise due diligence on the source and chain of custody of the tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold used in components or products they supply to us. This said, we recognize that the global supply chain for these minerals is complex, and tracing minerals to their source is a challenge. DeJong is working diligently with our suppliers to improve and systematically address the process for sourcing minerals that are “conflict-free.”
As a privately-owned company, DeJong is not subject to the SEC’s filing requirements on conflict minerals. Nevertheless, since our company was founded in 1979, we have been committed to serving our customers’ needs. We have made it a top priority to assure that our supply chain is transparent and conflict-free, and to provide our customers who are subject to SEC reporting requirements with all the information they need from us.
DeJong monitors the contents of purchased products used in our manufacturing operations to determine whether products banned substances or conflict materials such as, but not limited to, contain tin, tungsten, tantalum or gold (“3TGs”) and, if so, to ensure these metals are not sourced from the DRC or any adjoining country. To date, all products at DeJong have been deemed as conflict-free.
A Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) is available to our customers upon request.