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As part of one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and embedded technology, we know our position comes with great responsibility. That’s why Avnet Abacus is committed to upholding basic human rights in all of its operations, and is taking steps to work toward a conflict-free supply chain. Additionally, we obligate all of our supply-chain partners to prohibit modern slavery, child labour and human trafficking. 
Learn more about our commitment to human rights below.

Conflict minerals

On July 21, 2010, the Dodd‐Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law. The Dodd-Frank Act and related U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules require certain companies to disclose the extent to which the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain so‐called conflict minerals sourced from mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) or adjoining countries. Conflict minerals include tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, which are used in many electronic components and computer products.
Avnet promotes the traceability of these minerals and the transparency of the supply chain. We firmly believe that our customers should be fully informed about the products they purchase.

Learn more about Avnet Abacus' commitment to a conflict-free supply chain and Conflict Minerals

Avnet’s global policy against human trafficking, modern slavery and child labour

As part of the Code of Conduct and Core Values that Avnet is built on, we are under obligation to uphold basic human rights in all of our operations, including zero tolerance of the use of forced labour and human trafficking. We are committed to complying with all laws applicable in the geographies in which we do business. 
We do not use or tolerate others’ use of forced labour or human trafficking practices, including the exploitation of children. Unlawful child labour violates the integrity of our business, and is not condoned by Avnet. We will never knowingly do business with customers, suppliers, and other business partners who violate these policies. 

Read more in our Statement Against Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.


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