Ensuring the Use of Responsibly Sourced Materials
At Westell, we are committed to ensuring that products we receive from our suppliers are sourced responsibly. Materials such as tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, which are considered conflict minerals, are essential to the manufacturing of many products, including most electronics.
Quantities of these “Conflict Minerals” come from mines located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries, where violence and human rights violations may be associated with, or funded by, the mining of these materials.
As a result, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 directed the reporting and disclosure requirements related to Conflict Minerals. Consistent with our Code of Conduct and other company policies, Westell will comply with these requirements, and we will assist our customers in doing so. In addition, as part of our commitment to responsible sourcing, Westell will work with our suppliers to ensure that only “conflict-free” materials are used in our products. To take our efforts even further, we also ask our suppliers to perform reasonable due diligence and evaluation of their supply chains to help demonstrate and document compliance.
Conflict Minerals Report of Westell Technologies, Inc.
We have undertaken efforts to determine the content and source of the minerals within our products.
Conducting Due Diligence with the Help of Crowe Horwath
We have engaged Crowe Horwath, an international accounting and consulting firm, to assist with our conflict minerals due diligence.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Conflict Minerals Compliance Team: Westell.ConflictMinerals@crowehorwath.com