Conflict Minerals (hereby referred to as 3TG) are mined or smelted in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries, and defined as:
- Columbite-tantalite (ore from which Tantalum is extracted)
- Cassiterite (ore from which Tin is extracted)
- Wolframite (ore from which Tungsten is extracted)
- Gold, and/or any other mineral or its derivatives determined by the US Secretary of State to be financing conflicts in the DRC
We expect our suppliers to ascertain that the products they supply to us only contains conflict-free 3TG. Our suppliers are required to implement a policy regarding 3TG. Further on to exercise due dillegence to investigate the source of these minerals and report the results to us.
Attached below is our statement regarding the use of conflict minerals.