Quality Certificates and Conflict Mineral Policy

“die-tech’s quality is so great that I don’t need to remember their quality manager’s name – an unusual, and welcomed, situation for me.”

C. Polowy, Production Manager, Motorola

.full-width-5bf19dea8c38f { min-height:100px; padding:40px 0 30px; margin-bottom:0px; } #background-layer--5bf19dea8c38f { background-image:url(https://www.die-tech.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/about_banner.jpg); background-position:left top; background-repeat:no-repeat; ; }

Quality Certificates

die-tech is ISO quality certified for the manufacture of precision metal stampings.

Click Here To Download die-tech’s Quality Certification

Quality Policy:

We are committed to quality, customer service, and continuous improvement by adhering to a quality management system that establishes, measures, and reviews quality objectives.

Click Here To Download die-tech’s Conflict Minerals Declaration

Social and Environmental Policies

DIE-TECH’s social and environmental practices are important to us, our community, and to the industries we serve. Key areas are summarized within this document.

Labor

The standards we apply are as follows:

  • The law is applied
  • Employment is freely chosen
  • Working conditions are safe and healthy
  • Child Labor is eliminated
  • Living wages are paid
  • Working house are not excessive
  • No discrimination is allowed
  • Regular employment is provided
  • No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed

Environment

DIE-TECH is committed to environmental protection, prevention of pollution, compliance with environmental legislations, and to continuously seek better ways to reduce our impact on the earth.

Safety and Health Policies

The safety and health of our employees is this company’s most important business consideration. No employee will be required to do a job that they consider unsafe. The company will comply with all applicable Oregon OSHA workplace safety and health requirements and maintain occupational safety and health standards that equal or exceed the best practices in the industry.

The company will establish a safety committee, consisting of management and labor representatives, whose responsibility will be identifying hazards and unsafe work practices, removing obstacles to accident prevention, and helping evaluate the company’s effort to achieve an accident-and-injury-free workplace.

The company pledges to do the following:

  • Strive to achieve the goal of zero accidents and injuries.
  • Provide mechanical and physical safeguards wherever they are necessary.
  • Conduct routine safety and health inspections to find and eliminate unsafe working conditions, control health hazards, and comply with all applicable OR-OSHA safety and health requirements.
  • Train all employees in safe work practices and procedures.
  • Provide employees with necessary personal protective equipment and train them to use and care for it properly.
  • Enforce company safety and health rules and require employees to follow the rules as a condition of employment.
  • Investigate accidents to determine the cause and prevent similar accidents.

Managers, supervisors, and all other employees share responsibility for a safe and healthful workplace.

  • Management is accountable for preventing workplace injuries and illnesses. Management will consider all employee suggestions for achieving a safer, healthier workplace. Management also will keep informed about workplace safety-and-health hazards and regularly review the company’s safety and health program.
  • Supervisors are responsible for supervising and training workers in safe work practices.
  • Supervisors must enforce company rules and ensure that employees follow safe practices during their work.

Employees are expected to participate in safety and health program activities including, immediately reporting hazards, unsafe work practices, and accidents to supervisors or a safety committee representative, wearing required personal protective equipment, and, participating in and supporting safety committee activities.

 

Conflict Minerals Policy Statement:

DIE-TECH supports ending the violence and human rights violations in the mining of certain minerals from a location described as the “Conflict Region“, which has been identified as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries including Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Angola.

As a result, the United States Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) 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.

The definition of “conflict minerals” refers to gold, tin, tantalum, tungsten and the derivatives of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, regardless of where they are sourced, processed or sold. The U.S. Secretary of State may designate other minerals in the future. We support these requirements to further the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in the DRC and in surrounding countries, which has been partially financed by the exploitation and trade of these minerals.

DIE-TECH’S CONFLICT MINERALS COMMITMENT

  1. Support the aims and objective of the U.S. legislation on the supply of conflict minerals.
  2. Do not knowingly procure specified metals that originate from facilities in the conflict region that are not certified as conflict free.
  3. Ensure compliance with these requirements and ask our suppliers to undertake reasonable due diligence with their supply chains to assure that specified metals are sourced only from mines and smelters outside the conflict region, or from mines and smelters which have been certified by an independent third party as conflict free if materials must be sourced within the conflict region.

If we discover the use of these minerals produced in facilities that are considered to be non-conflict free in any material we procure, we will take appropriate actions to transition product to be conflict free.

Anti-bribery

DIE-TECH’s policy is to conduct all of our business in an honest and ethical manner in accordance with our Core Values. We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption. We are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships. We will uphold the laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption in all the jurisdictions we operate.

Quality Assurance

DIE-TECH is committed to quality, customer service, and continuous improvement by adhering to a quality management system that establishes, measures, reviews quality objectives, and complies with all legal statues.

Non-Disclosure agreements/confidentiality

DIE-TECH may from time to time enter into discussions relating to the supply of materials and services. During the course of these discussions we may disclose certain proprietary and confidential information, both written and oral, to a third party. All parties wish to protect their proprietary and confidential information and the proprietary and confidential information of their clients and other third parties to whom they owe a duty of confidence. We operate using a non-disclosure agreement to protect all party interests.
Core Values

Our Core Values inspire and define the way we carry out our business activities. By complying with these values, we build reputation, secure the trust of our stakeholders and maximize long-term value for our shareholders and society at large.

This document takes effect from June 2018.

We formed and have operated our company to these values since inception.  It is a sad commentary that as our government gets more corrupt, we are required to issue statements regarding our integrity.  Our Grandpa Bill always told us, “be wary of a man who must declare his honesty.” Now days that should read, “beware of a person or entity that must declare its honesty.”

~ Richard W. and PK Dennis

Below is a link to our EICC reporting documents. Should you require specific conflict mineral sourcing information for die-tech products, or require more information on our policy — please contact our Marketing Manager, PK Dennis at stamping@die-tech.com

 

 

die-tech Conflict Mineral Declaration       Smelter List