Statement on Conflict Minerals
Global Manufacturing Services, Inc. (“GMS”) fully supports the initiative and goals of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502 ("Section 1502") to discourage the use of conflict minerals. GMS utilizes industry resources and guidelines provided by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition ("EICC") and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative ("GeSI") in avoiding the use of conflict minerals which directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC") or adjoining countries. GMS expects its suppliers (distributors and manufacturers) to take reasonable steps to assure that the products supplied by them that contain gold; tantalum, tungsten, and tin are conflict-free. If GMS becomes aware of a supplier whose supply chain includes conflict minerals from conflict mines, GMS will take appropriate action including review of the commercial relationship. GMS is committed to the efforts of the EICC, GeSI, and other industry organizations to further benefit and promote the intended purpose of Section 1502. We have reviewed statements of policy of all significant distributors and manufacturers of components that may contain gold, tantalum, tungsten, or tin to determine that they are pursuing appropriate diligence measures to ensure any of these materials in their supply chain are conflict-free.
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Andria Keith Robbins
Global Manufacturing Services, Inc.