Conflict Minerals Sourcing Policy
Conflict minerals (columbite-tantalite, cassiterite, wolframite, and gold, or their derivatives, including tantalum, tin, and tungsten) originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are sometimes mined and sold by armed groups to finance conflict characterized by extreme levels of violence. Some of these minerals and the metals created from them can make their way into the supply chains of the products used around the world, including those in the electronics industry.
It is the policy of ARISTA to avoid Conflict Minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in conflict-affected regions. ARISTA is committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values around human rights, ethics, and environmental responsibility.
ARISTA expects its suppliers to commit to the EICC Code of Conduct which includes a provision related to the responsible sourcing of minerals. Pursuant to that Code of Conduct, suppliers must have a policy to reasonably assure that tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold in the products they manufacture are DRC conflict-free. ARISTA will immediately discontinue engagement with suppliers who pose any risk supporting conflict minerals.