Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act requires publicly-traded corporations to report the use of conflict minerals in the manufacture of their products. The term "Conflict Minerals" refers to tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold. It has been determined that the mining or smelting of these minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the "DRC") and adjoining countries supports armed conflict and human rights abuses.
Instrumart, as a privately-held corporation, is not subject to the Conflict Minerals rules and reporting requirements, but we understand that some of our customers may be, and we are committed to helping our customers comply with their reporting requirements.
We have sent a survey to our key suppliers to ascertain their use of Conflict Minerals in the materials they supply to us. To the best of our knowledge and based upon responses so far, our products do not contain Conflict Minerals that were mined or smelted in the DRC or adjoining countries.
Instrumart distributes thousands of products from over 100 suppliers. If you are considering purchasing a product from Instrumart and would like additional assurance that our supplier is in compliance with Conflict Minerals rules, we are glad to request further documentation from that supplier on your behalf.
We will continue to gather responses from our key suppliers to ensure that the representations made in this compliance statement remain accurate. We reserve the right to amend this statement at any time based on subsequent developments or information.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-884-4967