Pergamon Corporation supports the goal of preventing the extraction and trade of minerals from becoming a source of conflict, human rights abuses, and insecurity.  Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum, and Gold and their ores (referred to as 3TG minerals) are used extensively in electronic components and products.  In response to concerns about the exploitation and trade in these minerals by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and neighboring countries, the United States Congress included a provision in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Bill and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, which requires listed companies to perform due diligence on the source and chain of custody of Conflict Minerals contained in their products.

As a contract manufacturer, Pergamon Corporation does not generally determine which manufacturers’ components are used in our customers’ products, and we are multiple levels removed in the supply chain from smelters and their direct customers.  Therefore at present we are not able to establish complete information regarding the sources and chain of custody of these minerals in the parts we use.  However, we can provide guidance and information to our customers and do our part to help our industry move collectively forward on this issue.  We have established as policy that we will take the following actions:

  • Establish and publicly disclose our conflict minerals policy
  • Support and participate in the efforts of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) to standardize reporting
  • Communicate to suppliers our expectation that they eliminate upstream sources of conflict minerals from their supply chain
  • Collect and maintain information on the status of our suppliers’ efforts in this regard
  • Take corrective action together with our suppliers and customers when possible sources of conflict minerals are identified in the components we purchase