Reported by EICC, that the origin of these minerals has become the Democratic Republic of Congo's main revenue sources of armed rebel groups, to deal in arms, continued its conflict between government forces, devastated the local civilian population, thus triggering international disputes. Triam International Limited declare and commit to refusing the application of metals from fighting region; meanwhile, we request Triam International Limited’s supply chain:
- Conduct your operations in a way of social and environmental responsibility
- Not use the conflict minerals originated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its adjoining countries
- Trace the origins of the metals used, e.g. Au，Ta，Sn and W, and fill in the investigation form /sign declaration
- Make the same requirements to their upstream suppliers
Triam International Limited believes in establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with suppliers whenever possible. However, if we determine that any supplier is, or a reasonable risk exists that it may be, violating this policy, then we will require the supplier to commit to devise and undertake suitable corrective action to move to a conflict free source. If suitable action is not taken, we will look to alternative sources for the product.
Conflict metal: The minerals composed of columbite-tantalite, cassiterite, wolframite and gold from the fighting region of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These minerals are refined into tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), tungsten (W) (referred to as the 3 T’s), cobalt (Co) and gold (Au), respectively, and are used in electronics and other products.
In the near future, the metals produced by some smelters may be banned, therefore all of our key suppliers are required to map their supply chains for the metals in their components back down to smelter and then to source.