SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, announced today that Jennifer Prisco, senior counsel to TE's Global Supply Chain, was recognized for a second year on Assent Compliance's list of the Top 100 Conflict Mineral Influence Leaders. Prisco was grouped this year in the top ten among leaders from global companies, human rights activists and government officials. She has led TE's Conflict Minerals Program since 2009 and oversees the company's Supplier Social Responsibility Program.
"TE is committed to operating with the highest standards of ethics and integrity, and responsible sourcing of materials in our supply chain is another example of that commitment," said Tom Lynch, TE Connectivity chairman and CEO.
"TE's Conflict Minerals Program is recognized globally as a state-of-the-art supply chain initiative, and this award recognizes a collaborative effort by many people across all of TE's businesses," said Prisco. "This recognition is a measure of our stellar teamwork throughout the company."
Conflict minerals include cassiterite (for tin), wolframite (for tungsten), coltan (for tantalite), and gold ore or their derivatives determined to be mined in areas of armed conflict or human rights abuses, or used to finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, requires companies to perform due diligence on the source and chain of custody of conflict minerals contained in their products. More information on TE's industry-leading Conflict Minerals Program can be found in the Corporate Responsibility section of TE.com.
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