Global Citizenship



QLogic recognizes the importance of managing our impact on the planet. Legal requirements, customer expectations, and our core values obligate us as an environmentally and socially responsible company to follow certain guidelines and restrictions, including all applicable laws and regulations where business is conducted, the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct, and the "QLogic Statements" set forth below. QLogic expects its suppliers to comply with these guidelines as well.
 
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ISO 9001 (Quality)

ISO 14001 (Environmental)

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WEEE

   Statement on Conflict Minerals

On August 22, 2012, the final rules regarding sourcing of conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold) under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act were approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The rules impose reporting requirements on publicly traded companies subject to the SEC to report annually the presence of conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) or adjoining countries (together with the DRC, the “Covered Countries”) in the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture where the conflict minerals are necessary to the functionality or production of a product. The first report must be filed with the SEC on May 31, 2014 for the 2013 calendar year.

QLogic shares the worldwide concern about human rights violations related to the trade in minerals from conflict zones in the Covered Countries. QLogic has been following the work of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), who have developed tools to trace these metals through the supply chain. While QLogic does not directly procure any of these metals, QLogic is working with our customers and suppliers through the EICC-GeSI initiatives to increase our confidence that components used in our products are conflict free—free of conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups that are perpetrators of serious human rights abuses in the Covered Countries.

QLogic 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 the tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold in the products they manufacture are conflict free. Suppliers are expected to establish their own due diligence program to ensure conflict-free supply chains. Suppliers are also encouraged to participate in the EICC Conflict Free Smelter (CFS) program, where an independent third party evaluates a smelter’s procurement activities and determines if the smelter demonstrated that materials they processed originated from conflict-free sources.

For more information on the EICC-GeSI initiatives, see http://www.eicc.info/tools_and_resources05.shtml.
For more information on the CFS program, see http://www.eicc.info/CFSProgram.shtml.

   California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Disclosure
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