Supplier Quality Notes
ARS Products is committed to the avoidance of counterfeit electrical parts in accordance with DFAR 252.246-7007. This DFAR clause is a flow-down requirement and is invoked by ARS on all purchase orders for electronic parts as they are defined in DFAR 252.246-7007 paragraph (a).
In support of this requirement, ARS Products requires that purchases of electronic parts are made only from the manufacturer or the manufacturer’s approved distributor. Suppliers of electronic parts to ARS Products are required to purchase materials only from the manufacturer or manufacturer’s approved distributor and to maintain records providing traceability to the manufacturer for a minimum of 7 years.
In accordance with section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, all conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold or “T3G”) used in products that are manufactured specifically for ARS Products must be sourced from non-conflict countries. This includes all PCB manufacturers and suppliers that provide plating services.
All suppliers that incorporate conflict minerals into materials that are to be delivered to ARS Products must maintain records substantiating the source of the minerals with identification of the original smelter. This information is to be reported to ARS Products annually at a minimum. The preferred reporting method is the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) that is available from the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative’s web site: www.conflictfreesourcing.org. Supplier’s format is acceptable providing the information required in the CMRT is included.
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