Conflict Minerals Declaration
Last Updated on 1st September 2020
Shreejee Electronics is committed to Sourcing Components and Materials from Companies that share our values of Human Rights, Ethics and Environmental Responsibility. We expect all our suppliers to abide by the requirements of our Supplier Code of Conduct, which prohibits Human Rights Abuses and Unethical Practices. We also require all our suppliers to comply with Applicable Legal and Regulatory Standards and Requirements.
The definition of “conflict minerals” refers to Gold (Au), as well as Tin (Sn), Tantalum (Ta), and Tungsten (W), the derivatives of Cassiterite, Columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, regardless of where they are sourced, processed or sold.
Conflict minerals originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are sometimes mined and sold”, under the control of armed groups”, to “Finance conflict characterized by extreme levels of violence”. Some of these minerals can make their way into the supply chains of the products used around the world, including those in the electronics industry.
In response to violence and human rights violations in the mining of certain minerals from the “Conflict Region”, which is situated in the eastern portion of the democratic republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries, the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to “conflict minerals”, as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The rules require manufacturers who file certain reports with the SEC to disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture certain “conflict minerals” that are “necessary to the functionality or production” of those products.
We support the Humanitarian goal of ending violence, human rights violations and environmental devastation in the DRC and adjoining Countries.
- Shreejee Electronics is committed to the responsible sourcing of “Conflict Minerals” throughout our supply chain and to continuing to comply with requirements applicable to our company under the Conflict Minerals rule surrounding Conflict Minerals.
- Shreejee Electronics will assist our Customers in implementing their conflict minerals programs and strive to work cooperatively with our customers and supply chain partners in implementing Conflict Minerals Compliance Programs.
Last Updated on 25th October 2020
Originally, the European Union enacted a directive 2002/95/EC. This directive (known as the RoHS initiative) established limitations in electrical and electronic equipment of certain hazardous compounds. These compounds are Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Bisphenyls (PPB), and Polybrominated Diphenyl Esters (PBDE). The limitations established were 1000 ppm (0.1%) for Lead, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, PBE, and PBDE. The limitation established for Cadmium was 100 ppm (0.01%).
On June 4, 2015 the European Union enacted directive 2015/863/EU also known as RoHS 3 which adds four substances to the list of six that are restricted from use. Specifically, these compounds are: Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phalate (DEHP), Butyl benzyphalate (BBP), Dibutyl phalate (DBP), and Diisobutyl phalate (DIBP). All 4 of these substances are restricted to concentrations of 0.1% or less. This directive becomes effective in July, 2019.
It is not our intention to change part numbers to identify RoHS compliant items. Our packaging and documentation will include the Pb free and/or RoHS compliant symbol if required by our customers. Our date and batch coding identification of individual items will provide full traceability for our records.
Our design and development engineers are actively encouraged to work closely with customers and document all aspects of new products with regard to the use of Pb free and RoHS compliance thereby ensuring all new products start life in line with the directive.
Our program includes buying only RoHS compliant components wherever possible and so all compliant parts are identified at supplier. We have been involved in extensive tests and trials to ensure the switch on to Pb free will be as trouble free as possible. We are however, reliant on our suppliers to provide Pb free and RoHS compliant components to maintain our objective. All compliant parts are documented at our goods inwards and segregated from any non-compliant parts in our stock.
Shreejee Electronics has obtained certification from our supplier base as well as performed testing on our own and have determined that our products produced (only on customer’s request) on or after April 30th, 2018 are all in full compliance with 2015/863/EU. None of the 10 aforementioned substances are present in any of the Shreejee Electronics standard catalog products we offer to the marketplace in concentrations greater than those specified in the directive.
Shreejee Electronics is committed to keeping all the above hazardous substances out of the marketplace and restricting the use of them in our production facilities.
Code of Conduct
Last Updated on 25th September 2020
Shreejee Electronics is committed to fostering an environment that promotes efficiency and professional success for its employees. The achievement of such success is dependent on an environment free of behaviors which can psychological distress or undermine our company’s values. An atmosphere of mutual respect, co-operation, fairness, and trust is essential. Shreejee Electronics is committed to establishing and implementing a standard of excellence in every aspect of our business, while promoting and ensuring the ethical and responsible conduct in all of our operations, with respect for the rights of all individuals and for the environment.
We expect these same commitments to be shared by all Shreejee Electronics employees as well as other organizations that Shreejee Electronics is in business with.
To preserve the core values and business principles that Shreejee Electronics is founded upon, we have compiled a list of unacceptable behavioral actions that have been classified as either:
- hazardous to employee safety,
- a negative influence on workplace morale, or
- detrimental to the success of our business.
Shreejee Electronics reserves the right to discipline and, in certain cases, terminate the employment of any employee that engages in conduct inappropriate of Electronic Craftsmen standards and policies.
Compliance with Laws and Regulations
Shreejee Electronics will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including local and provincial codes, rules and regulations, applicable treaties and industry standards. Additionally, Shreejee Electronics and its employees must comply with this Code of Conduct.
Safety and Health
Conditions in all work facilities provided by the manufacturer must be safe, clean and consistent with all applicable laws and regulations; ensuring reasonable access to clean, potable water and sanitary facilities, fire safety and adequate ventilation.
Unacceptable Actions / Behaviors
Unacceptable behaviors shall include, but not be limited to the following:
Use of drugs and alcohol
- Shreejee Electronics employees shall not be under the influence of any recreational drugs or alcohol while they are on company premises, operating a company vehicle, or are in the act of conducting Shreejee Electronics business regardless of location.
- The use, possession, sale, manufacture or dispensation of any illegal or recreational drug, alcohol, or paraphernalia associated with either.
- Failure to follow and complete the requirements of any drug/alcohol rehabilitation or counseling program in which the employee is enrolled.
- Failure to report to management the use of any prescribed drug which may alter the employee’s ability to safely perform his/her duties.
Violence and harassment
- Possession of a weapon while on Shreejee Electronics premises, or while conducting Shreejee Electronics business.
- Causing physical or mental harm to another person.
- Threats of any nature, verbal, or electronic.
- Aggressive behavior that constitutes a reasonable fear of bodily harm to another person.
- Inappropriate or offensive language
- Engaging in malicious gossip and/or the spreading of rumors.
- Creating a disturbance that interferes with the normal job activities of other employees.
- Any willful breach of Shreejee Electronics security by way of information theft, sale or other means.
- Theft, including physical and intellectual properties.
- Intentional damage or destruction of property belonging to either Shreejee Electronics, or its employees.
Absenteeism & Work ethics
- Employees are expected to follow their scheduled hours and be present at their station ready for work by their scheduled time. Employees are to work productively and safely without distractions, ensuring the maintenance of company standards of production.
- Arriving to work late without reasonable cause.
- Failure to properly report a workplace absenteeism or failure to provide reasonable cause for an absence from the workplace.
- Job abandonment without prior authorization with the exception of scheduled breaks (including lunch) or restroom visits.
- Disorderly, immoral, or indecent conduct on Shreejee Electronics premises or while representing Shreejee Electronics off site.
- Failing to successfully meet job requirements or insubordination.
- Dishonest, illegal or improper business activities.
Strict observance of the Code is fundamental to the activity and reputation of Shreejee Electronics. It is essential that all employees and its representatives perform their job duties in a manner conducive to a safe workplace while following this code. All employees or representatives of Shreejee Electronics will certify this by signing a declaration stating they have read, understand and agree to obey by the terms of this code.
Safety UL/CSA/IEC Conformity Declaration
Last Updated on 30th October 2020
Some Shreejee Electronics parts are designed to meet specific UL / CSA / IEC or other standards as noted on the particular Shreejee Electronics’ data sheet.
Most products manufactured by Shreejee Electronics are typically not certified by UL, CSA, TUV, CE or other agencies. Safety standard listings most commonly apply to complete electronic assemblies such as power supplies, computers, modems, televisions, etc. and not specifically to the high-frequency transformers or inductors that Shreejee Electronics manufactures. In most cases, Shreejee Electronics’ products are evaluated as part of the end equipment built by our customers; the inductors or transformers are not usually individually listed.
Upon customer request, Shreejee Electronics may obtain specific transformer listings, for example, per UL / IEC 60950 Harmonized Standard for “Safety of Information Technology Equipment.” However, doing so will not automatically qualify the end equipment for agency approval. The manufacturer still has to submit the entire product to UL for approval. Alternatively, Shreejee Electronics can supply certain pertinent information about Hi Pot voltages and insulation to support customers with the approval process on a per request basis.