Conflict Minerals Sourcing Policy
‘Conflict minerals’1 originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are sometimes mined and sold, under the control of ‘armed groups’2, to ‘finance conflict characterized by extreme levels of violence’2.
Some of these minerals, and metals created from them, can make their way into the supply chains of the products used around the world, including those in the electronics industry.
Our suppliers acquire and use conflict minerals from multiple sources worldwide.
As part of dikon commitment to corporate responsibility and respecting human rights in our own operations and in our global supply chain, it is dikon’s goal to use tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold in our products that do not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries while continuing to support responsible in-region mineral sourcing from the DRC and adjoining countries.
Dikon expects our suppliers to have in place policies and due diligence measures that will enable us to reasonably assure that products and components supplied to us containing Conflict minerals are conflict - free3.
We expect our suppliers to comply with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct and conduct their business in alignment with dikon’s supply chain responsibility expectations.
In support of this policy, we will:
- Encourage our suppliers to comply with our Conflict minerals sourcing policy.
- Provide, and expect our suppliers to cooperate in providing, due diligence information to confirm the tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold in our supply chain are conflict-free.
- Collaborate with our suppliers and others on industry - wide solutions to enable products that are conflict -free.
- Commit to transparency in the implementation of this policy by making available reports on our progress.
Adopted: April 2017
Updated: January 2018
1:"Conflict minerals", as defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is a broad term that means tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, regardless of whether these minerals finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.
2: Dodd -Frank Act Section 1502.
3: "Conflict -free" refers to products, suppliers, supply chains, smelters and refiners that, based on our due diligence, do not contain or source tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold (referred to as "conflict minerals" by the U.S. Securities and that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries.