Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
Harmonic is committed to ethical sourcing of minerals used in our products and supports the objectives of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), which aims to prevent the use of conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries.
Our direct suppliers and contract manufacturers are required to comply with Harmonic’s Supplier Code of Conduct, which includes requirements relating to conflict minerals and responsible sourcing. We educate our suppliers on these matters and steps they can take to achieve increased transparency regarding the origin of minerals contained in the products they manufacture and sell to Harmonic. We require all suppliers in our supply chain to utilize materials that originate outside of the DRC or otherwise from DRC conflict-free smelters certified by the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) or to otherwise certify to us as to their conflict-free status. We conduct periodic reviews with our suppliers to ensure that they are in compliance with this policy.
Harmonic, like many companies in the electronics industry, uses components in the manufacture of our products that include some of the minerals covered under the Dodd-Frank Act. However, we do not purchase these minerals directly from smelters or mines; therefore, we must rely on the source information provided by our suppliers in the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition–Global e-Sustainability Initiative’s (EICC–GeSI) Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) survey template. We make reasonable efforts in our supply chain to identify country or mine of origin of the subject minerals we use and expect that our suppliers make similar efforts in their supply chains.
Harmonic continues to work closely with its supply chain to trace newly mined minerals back to their origin in order to ensure responsible sourcing.
If you require specific conflict mineral sourcing information for Harmonic products or require more information on our policy, please contact the Harmonic Product Compliance Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to this conflict minerals policy, we have established a conflict minerals compliance program that is designed to follow the framework established by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
For additional information about our commitment to responsible sourcing and other ethical practices, see our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
Click here to download Harmonic’s Conflict Minerals Policy Statement.