Conflict-free mineral policy

1. Purpose

To prevent conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo and its neighboring areas from being used as raw materials in our company, implement the company ’s policy on conflict minerals, improve the conditions of the electronic supply chain, and support the regional procurement plan so that The neighboring countries will have legal trade in the future.


2. The scope is suitable for the investigation of the composition of all raw materials of the company.


3. Definition

3.1 Conflict minerals: The mining of rare metals such as cassiterite, black tungsten, coltan, iron ore and gold in the Congo and its surrounding countries and regions has caused serious human rights and environmental problems. Most of the mining activities in these areas are related to conflicting armed groups, resulting in long-term instability in the area, so it is called "conflict minerals". These countries include: DRC Congo, Rwanda, Uanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya, these metals include: Au, Ta, W, Sn.

3.2  Adjacent countries: The country is recognized as a country that shares a border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Note: Conflict-free smelter evaluation projects also list Kenya as a neighboring country.

3.3  Conflict-free metals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: products that do not contain mineral conflicts and are not directly or indirectly financed to the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo or neighboring countries.

3.4  Policy on conflict minerals: Do not support or use metals from armed conflicts, illegal mining and inferior working environments, so-called “conflict minerals”. Suppliers should investigate their products containing Au, Ta, Sn, W and other metals, and confirm the source of these metals.


4. Rights and responsibilities

4.1 Policy Statement Does not support or use metals from armed conflicts and illegal mining, so-called “conflict minerals”.

4.2 Engineering Department / Development Department: The supplier is responsible for the preliminary assessment of whether the raw materials contain conflict minerals when submitting samples for recognition.

4.3 Quality Department: Respond to the commitment of the joint working group of EICC and GESI (Global Electronic Sustainability Initiative) to improve the conditions of the electronic supply chain, and do not accept mining activities that can promote conflict. The "Dodd-Frank Protection Act" regulations require disclosure and reporting of the use of tin, tantalum, gold, and tungsten in the products and their sources.

4.4 Purchasing: Select the appropriate supplier according to the material procurement needs, and assist the quality department to request the supplier to investigate whether the supply of conflict minerals and the source of conflict minerals are used for the supplied materials.


5. Operation process

5.1 According to the needs of actual products, the development department / engineering department will pass the relevant requirements such as the specifications of the required materials to the purchaser, and ask the purchaser to find a suitable supplier to send samples for approval. And the risk assessment information about whether this material contains conflict minerals is disclosed to procurement and quality.

5.2 Purchasing selects the appropriate supplier for the material specifications and quality requirements of the R & D department, and asks the supplier to send samples for confirmation. At the same time, the "Conflict-Free Metal Report Template" questionnaire required by the Quality Department and the signed "No Conflict Minerals" The "guarantee" is forwarded to the supplier to conduct a conflict mineral information survey on the materials sent and make a commitment to the materials. And the supplier signed the "No Conflict Minerals Guarantee" and the results of the investigation to the Quality Department to determine whether the materials meet the Congo Democratic Republic conflict-free metal requirements.

5.3 Quality According to the information disclosed by the Development Department / Engineering Department that the materials disclosed contain conflict mineral risks, the “Conflict Free Metal Report Template” questionnaire is issued to the purchaser, and the purchaser is required to follow up and request the supplier to complete the investigation results within the specified time. Back to the company.

5.4 The quality department will judge whether the material meets the requirements of conflict-free metals in the Democratic Republic of Congo based on the information provided by the supplier in the "conflict-free metal report template" questionnaire.

5.5 If the result of the investigation meets the requirements of conflict-free metals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this information is passed to the Ministry of Development's engineering and procurement.

5.6 If the result of the investigation is that the conflict minerals in Congo (DRC) and its surroundings are used in the material, the supplier is required to provide a written analysis and immediately stop purchasing and using conflict minerals in and around Congo (DRC) and re-select new Sources of minerals and provide effective evidence to prove that the new minerals meet the requirements of conflict-free metals in the Democratic Republic of Congo and formulate corresponding improvements and preventive measures to meet the requirements of conflict-free metals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Conflict Minerals Guarantee.