CONFLICT MINERALS

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Conflict Minerals Statement

In response to violence and human rights violations in the mining of certain minerals from the “Conflict Region”, which is situated in the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to “conflict minerals”, as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The rules require manufacturers, who file certain reports with the SEC, to disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain “conflict minerals” that are “necessary to the functionality or production” of those products. While Applied Physics Technologies, Inc. is not required to file these reports, we support the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in the DRC and surrounding countries.

 

The current definition of “conflict minerals” refers to gold, as well as tin, tantalum, and tungsten, the derivatives of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, regardless of where they are sourced, processed or sold.

 

We cannot certify as to the country of origin of all minerals contained in the products manufactured by our suppliers; however we are committed to the responsible sourcing of “conflict minerals” throughout our supply chain and to working with our customers to supply products that meet our customers’ specifications.

 

With respect to those limited aspects of our business that manufacture or contract to manufacture products that may contain Conflict Minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of the product, Applied Physics Technologies is committed to sourcing materials and supplies from companies that share our values with regard to ethics and integrity, respect for human rights, and environmental responsibility.

 

 

 

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