Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
UNYTITE, INC. is committed to ensure that CONFLICT MINERALS contained in our products are sourced with due respect for human rights, the need to avoid contributing to conflict, and the desire to support development through our supply chain practices.
At the same time, UNYTITE, INC. does not ban the use of CONFLICT MINERALS that originate in conflict-affected and high-risk areas when they are sourced in accordance with existing international standards. Avoiding the sourcing of all CONFLICT MINERALS from these areas would cause a de facto embargo with serious adverse impact on the living conditions of local populations.
UNYTITE, INC. uses the OECD Due Diligence Guidance as an international framework for meeting the sourcing expectations of our customers, regulators, and stakeholders. The SEC stated that OECD Guidance may be used as a framework for purposes of satisfying the reporting requirements under US law, including the steps to be taken to determine the source and chain of custody of the conflict minerals.
UNYTITE, INC. asks our most significant suppliers of products containing CONFLICT MINERALS to provide information to identify the smelters/refiners in their supply chains. We also incorporate into our supplier expectation provisions requirements that suppliers adopt a policy on the responsible sourcing of CONFLICT MINERALS, to implement due diligence processes in support of that policy, and to periodically provide information needed to support our obligations under Dodd-Frank and our policy. We work to comply with new disclosure obligations under US law (Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010) applicable to US stock exchange listed companies concerning the 3TG (Conflict Minerals) used in their products to inquire into the origin of 3TG in their supply chains and report whether trade in these minerals may support conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its 9 neighboring countries.
UNYTITE, INC. compares smelters/refiners used by relevant suppliers against an independently-verified list of smelters using responsibly sourced minerals identified through industry programs such as the Conflict Free Smelter Program.
REACH Compliance Declaration
The European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) established specific duties and obligations for companies in the European Union (EU) that manufacture or import substances on their own, in preparations, or in articles.
UNYTITE, INC. is a manufacturer and supplier of articles to our customers who conduct business in the EU. UNYTITE, INC. does not manufacture or supply substances or preparations and our articles do not involve the intentional release of substances.
(August 11th, 2017)