Alpha is in agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Committee (SEC) rules regarding Conflict Minerals.  We understand that the profits from these minerals may finance militant groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries.  To prevent these minerals from entering our supply chain, Alpha’s Altoona, PA, USA facility has been certified as a Compliant Conflict-Free Smelter by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, Incorporated (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI).  Alpha is also an early adopter of the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI).

Alpha understands the seriousness of the possibility that tin mined in conflict areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) may become part of the electronics supply chain.

Moreover, we understand that profits from such tin mining in conflict areas may be encouraging certain unfair labor practices or other human rights violations in the DRC.  We are committed to ensuring that minerals from conflict mines do not enter Alpha's supply chain.

Please use the following links to gain additional information on the relevant topics:

Conflict Minerals Background

Alpha Policy

EICC GeSI Reporting Template

Conflict Minerals FAQs

Conflict Mineral Valued Links

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