The provisions of Section 1502 of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires certain companies to disclose the use of “conflict minerals” in their products (i.e. certain minerals, including tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, that may have originated in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries). While we are not regulated by this Act, we provide this statement to our customers who request our assistance in assessing their “conflict minerals” status.
ETM does not directly purchase any conflict minerals from any source and endeavors not to purchase products that contain conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries.
As an innovator in the space of transverse flux motor solutions, ETM does not specify materials or processes that necessitate conflict minerals for functionality or production of our products. ETM manufactures motors and motor drives through a limited number of contract manufacturers. ETM relies on certifications and publicly available conflict minerals reports provided by our contract manufacturers and specific key component suppliers, and in limited cases where our contract manufacturers do not provide certification statements or conflict minerals reports, ETM relies on supplier surveys where applicable. Links to ETM’s contract manufacturer and key supplier certifications and reports are provided to our customers upon request. ETM is committed to providing reasonable supply verifications required by our customers if specifically required beyond this statement.