Conflict-Free Minerals Policy(Non-Conflict Minerals policy)-「No purchase or use of conflict metals」
Armed insurgent organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries in Africa have caused many social and environmental problems through metal mining and trade, including human rights violations and armed violence, which have triggered international disputes. Such metal minerals are tantalum (Tantalum, Ta), tin (Tin, Sn), tungsten (Tungsten, W) and gold (Gold, Au), referred to as 3TG. 3TG metals from DRC and its adjacent conflict areas are called conflict minerals(Conflict Minerals)。
As a corporate citizen, We supports the Electronic Industry Citizenship Alliance in order to defend human rights and ease the armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and its neighboring countries.(EICC, Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition)And global sustainability issues e-initiative organization(GeSi,the Global e-Sustainability Initiative)Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI, Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative)。Announce the conflict-free metal policy on the official website to fulfill social responsibilities。
Do not purchase conflict metals produced in conflict areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding countries.
Our suppliers are required not to use conflict metals from conflict areas. If it comes from a conflict area, it must be produced in a conflict-free mine that has been verified by a third party. If conflict minerals are unintentionally used in our products, we must be notified as soon as possible to take necessary measures.
The company also conducts due diligence to investigate the source of metal from our suppliers. We use CFSI's Conflict Metal Investigation Template(CMRT, Conflict Minerals Reporting Template)As a questionnaire, suppliers are required to disclose the source of minerals and sign a Conflict-Free Mineral Commitment. We expect our suppliers to jointly abide by the conflict-free minerals policy. Through responsible procurement management, we ensure that our procurement sources and our suppliers do not come from conflict areas and meet customer and regulatory requirements.