Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy
Valued BEMA Supplier,
This communication is being provided to you as a supplier of parts, materials, services to BEMA Electronics, Inc. BEMA supports a wide of range business sectors and customers including the federal government. As a contractor or sub-contractor to the federal government, BEMA is subject to the nondiscrimination and affirmative action compliance requirements of Executive order 11246, as amended, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Vietnam Era Veteran’s readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended.
As part of our efforts to comply with these laws and their implementing regulations, it is BEMA’s policy to treat fairly all qualified applicants and employees without regard to such factors as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by law.
We are required to disseminate to you, our suppliers and subcontractors, information regarding BEMA’s policy, and to “request appropriate action” on your part to ensure full compliance, and to flow this requirement down to your suppliers.
Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act aims to prevent the use of certain “conflict minerals” that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries. Conflict minerals currently defined under the rule include gold, as well as, cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, and their derivatives tin, tantalum, and tungsten.
Companies publicly traded in the U.S. must determine if any of their products contain tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold. If present, companies must determine the source of these substances. They are also required to submit an annual conflict minerals declaration to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
BEMA is committed to the efforts to end human suffering and environmental impacts associated with mining in the DRC. Although BEMA is not a publicly-traded company and is not required to report to the SEC, we strive to support our customers in meeting their legislative and regulatory requirements.
Tracing the origin and chain of custody of minerals throughout a global supply chain is a complex process. BEMA is working with our suppliers to determine if any products we purchase contain conflict minerals. BEMA will compile the data it receives, and make it available to our customers.
BEMA does not purchase or process any metals as raw materials and is not an original equipment manufacturer. BEMA will not knowingly purchase products that contain conflict minerals.