Materials are fully certified to each specific standard and are quarantined until such time as verification and validation can be ensured. Once a material lot has been approved, it is then released onto the shop floor for manufacturing purposes. SCT will not knowingly procure or use Conflict Minerals the extraction or sale of which finances or benefits armed groups in the Conflict Area. SCT will work toward processes that will help assure SCT procures and uses Conflict Minerals only if they originate from outside the Conflict Area or from mines and smelters within the Conflict Area that have been certified by an independent third party as “conflict free”. SCT expects its suppliers to undertake documented due diligence, and to develop policies, to assure that Conflict Minerals are being sourced only from outside the Conflict Area or from mines and smelters which have been certified by an independent third party as “conflict free”. SCT reserves the right to verify the compliance of SCT’s suppliers with this expectation. If SCT discovers the use of Conflict Minerals considered to be “not conflict free”, in any material, parts or components SCT procures or produces, SCT expects its suppliers to take appropriate actions to transition such material, parts or components to “conflict free” status. SCT reserves the right to terminate SCT’s relationship with suppliers that do not meet this expectation.
- Cobalt chrome
- Tool steel
- Medical grade materials, i.e. polymers