September 1, 2022
Kanto Corporation has always been committed to transparent business practices and to the highest ethical standards of conduct. We believe in treating people with respect and dignity, and we incorporate these principles into our business processes and relationships. These commitments form the cornerstone of our company vision and culture.
“Conflict Minerals” refer to specific minerals originating from mines controlled by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or countries which share a border with the DRC (Angola, Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, the Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and Zambia). These specific minerals---tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold, cobalt, palladium, and mica---are used in certain semiconductor manufacturing processes.
Kanto fully supports the United States Congress Conflict Minerals Trade Act (HR 4128) and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (HR 4173). As a privately-held company we are not bound by the SEC to comply with these Acts but choose to do so freely.
Kanto Corporation and its suppliers do not knowingly use these minerals or their byproducts, as specified by the Conflict Minerals Trade Act. Also, we hereby make commitment to never purchase Conflict Minerals from the Conflict Regions; to only purchase from suppliers who also refuse to use Conflict Minerals and are willing to provide a letter of commitment; to include a contractual clause related to Conflict Minerals in all new and renewed supplier contracts as part of our standard terms and conditions, and request of our suppliers that they notify their upstream suppliers of such requirements. If compliance cannot be achieved, we will terminate the relationship with the external business partner.
Furthermore, we expect our suppliers to conduct their worldwide operation in a manner that does not result in labor or human rights violations such as the direct financing of armed conflict in their role as a responsible corporate citizen.
For further inquiries into this topic, persons are encouraged to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 283-0405.
Scott N. Craig, President
Shane Mac Carvill, Director of Quality and Production