Statement on Conflict Minerals and REACH

Conflict Minerals Policy

"Conflict Minerals" including tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (collectively 3TG), mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries, contribute to the funding of violence and human rights violations in the region. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 requires certain companies to disclose whether products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contains 3TG sourced from the DRC region.

As a distributor, Velocity Electronics does not manufacture or contract to manufacture products containing 3TG, nor do we directly purchase minerals from any source.

We understand many of the products that we distribute may contain 3TG and we support and promote the traceability of these minerals, but we are not able to certify as to the country of origin of the minerals contained in the products we distribute. We encourage customers requiring this information to contact the manufacturers of those products.

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) - Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006

The products that Velocity Electronics primarily distributes are considered "articles" under European REACH regulations, and are not designed to release any substances during use.

As an independent distributor, Velocity does not manufacture the products it distributes and is not aware of the chemicals involved in the manufacture of these products unless communicated by the manufacturer.

If we are provided with any updated information by the manufacturers relating to REACH we will communicate this to our customers.