SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Specialized Disclosure Report
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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incorporation or organization)
68 South Service Road, Suite 230
Melville, New York
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Michael A. Bondi
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Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2019.
Section 1 - Conflict Minerals Disclosure
Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report
Conflict Minerals Disclosure
A copy of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s Conflict Minerals Report is filed as Exhibit 1.01 hereto and is publicly available at http://www.comtechtel.com/ir.cfm.
Item 1.02 Exhibit
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has filed, as an exhibit to this Form SD, the Conflict Minerals Report required by Item 1.01.
Section 2 - Exhibits
Item 2.01 Exhibits
The following exhibit is filed as part of this report.
Exhibit 1.01 - Conflict Minerals Report as required by Items 1.01 and 1.02 of this Form.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the duly authorized undersigned.
COMTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.
By: /s/ Michael A. Bondi
Date: June 1, 2020
Name: Michael A. Bondi
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Conflict Minerals Report
For the Reporting Period from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
As used in this report, the terms “Comtech,” “we,” “us,” “our” and “Company” mean Comtech Telecommunications Corp. and its subsidiaries. This report for the period January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 is prepared in accordance with Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Rule 13p-1), adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG or conflict minerals) as directed by Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). In compliance with SEC rules and requirements, this report is not subject to an independent private sector audit.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. See our Fiscal 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K, Part I. Item I. Business, for a more detailed description of our products.
As of the date of this report, we do not knowingly purchase any 3TG directly from any source and do not have any direct relationships with smelters, refiners or miners of 3TG. However, almost all of our products include component parts that are purchased from third party suppliers and such component parts may contain 3TG. As defined by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), we are a downstream company several levels removed from the smelters, refiners and miners of 3TG. As such, direct knowledge of relevant facts and/or access to information regarding the source and chain of custody of 3TG that may be contained in our products may not be available to us and we must obtain 3TG information from our suppliers, largely through a participatory process.
We support efforts to encourage disclosure and the responsible sourcing of 3TG in our supply chain and have implemented a framework to collect information concerning the country of origin and chain of custody of 3TG in our supply chain. We expect our suppliers to commit to the provisions of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct relating to the responsible sourcing of 3TG and to establish and maintain a policy and framework to reasonably assure that the products they manufacture do not contain 3TG that finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country (together with the DRC, the Covered Countries).
To perform our reasonable country of origin inquiry (RCOI), we use management systems and a due diligence framework consistent with the OECD’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. We use a template developed by the EICC and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) to help us gather information from our suppliers.
Subject to any new or changed information identified as a result of our ongoing RCOI and due diligence processes, we confirm that we have not knowingly supplied, and will not knowingly supply any customers with products that contain 3TG that finance or benefit armed groups in the Covered Countries. If we become aware of instances where we may have supplied our customers with products that contain conflict minerals originating in the Covered Countries or financing armed groups in the Covered Countries, we will notify such customers accordingly.
Our RCOI conducted for the period from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 included the following procedures: (i) defined “active direct supplier” generally as any supplier that we directly purchased a component part from during the reporting period and whose component part may contain 3TG; (ii) identified and created a list of active direct suppliers; (iii) entered into dialogue with active direct suppliers and large customers to promote awareness of Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank and Rule 13p-1, as well as to obtain information on their policies and procedures developed or being developed to identify processing facilities of 3TG in their supply chain; (iv) conducted an RCOI of active direct suppliers by requesting that such suppliers complete the EICC and GeSI’s Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT); and (v) followed-up with active direct suppliers that either did not respond to our request to complete a CMRT, or provided missing, incomplete or contradictory responses.
The results of our RCOI, for the period from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, are as follows:
Active direct suppliers surveyed
Total active direct suppliers that responded
Type of responses received:
Due diligence ongoing / undeterminable
3TG used but DRC conflict free
3TG not used
3TG determined to not be DRC conflict free