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
die-tech is ISO quality certified for the manufacture of precision metal stampings.
We are committed to quality, customer service, and continuous improvement by adhering to a quality management system that establishes, measures, and reviews quality objectives.
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.
The standards we apply are as follows:
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.
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:
Managers, supervisors, and all other employees share responsibility for a safe and healthful workplace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org