Conflict Materials Statement
Background: Armed groups operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have controlled many of the region’s mines or transit routes and have engaged in armed conflict, as well as some of the world’s worst human rights violations. Concern that proceeds from the mining of minerals have been used to fund extreme violence in that region led to a requirement in the U.S. Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Law of 2010, that U.S. publicly-traded companies must disclose any "conflict minerals" necessary to the functionality or production of products they manufacture or contract to manufacture. The conflict minerals are tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (called the 3TG’s). Companies using conflict minerals must also disclose their supply chain inquiries to verify whether these minerals originated in the DRC or adjoining countries.
As a manufacturer of electronic products embedded technology, Access IS promotes the traceability of these minerals and the transparency of the supply chain. Access IS firmly believes that its customers should be fully informed about the products they purchase. We are working with our suppliers to gather the information required and we are committed to working with our customers to supply products that meet the customer’s specifications. Important information on the use of conflict minerals in the technology supply chain is being compiled by the Electronics Components Industry Association and the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition. This information may be viewed at www.eciaonline.org.
We are encouraging all of our suppliers to likewise support these efforts and make information on the origin of their product components easily accessible on their websites and through www.eciaonline.org.
Access IS will endeavor not to purchase products that contain conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries. Access IS expects its suppliers to support these aspects of its business and to only supply minerals from responsible sources.
In December 2002 the company obtained ISO9001 accreditation and obtained ISO9001:2000 accreditation in 2002.
The principles and procedures of ISO9000 have underpinned the company's continuous improvement in design, production and sales processes.
The company's quality management system is audited by BVQI who has certified us to ISO9001:2008 with certificate number 21703.
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