Responsible Minerals Policy
Conflict minerals are minerals mined in conditions where human rights abuses occur. The term typically refers to four minerals – tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold (3TG) – that are mined in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These minerals are used in the production of various goods such as jewellery and virtually all electronic devices.
We are committed not to purchase raw materials, subassemblies or supplies which we know contain conflict minerals. We do not directly source minerals from mines in the DRC or other CAHRAs, and we are aware that the supply chain for these metals consists of many tiers, including mines, traders, exporters, smelters, refiners, alloy producers and component manufacturers, before reaching our direct suppliers. Cooperation amongst these different tiers in the supply chain is of great importance to stop the trade in conflict minerals.