TPSCo Conflict Minerals Policy
“Conflict minerals,” as defined in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, are Columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, or their derivatives. Metals derived from these minerals are Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten, and Gold. Many industries, including the electronics industry, utilize Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten, and Gold. These metals are derived from minerals that are mined throughout the world, including the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries (collectively the “Covered Countries”). Armed groups operating in the Covered Countries have controlled many of the region’s mines and/or transit routes and have engaged in armed conflict, as well as committed some of the world’s worst human rights violations. Products which do not contain necessary Conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Covered Countries are considered “Conflict free”.
TPSCo supports the position of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) to avoid the use of Conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Covered Countries. TPSCo expects its suppliers to have in place policies and due diligence measures that will assure that products and components supplied to it containing Conflict minerals are Conflict free. In addition, TPSCo requires its direct suppliers to provide it with completed Conflict minerals declarations using the EICC/GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template. TPSCo reserves the right to take appropriate actions to enforce this Policy, including discontinuing purchases from suppliers that fail to comply with this Policy. Based upon information provided by its suppliers, TPSCo does not knowingly use any non Conflict free minerals in its manufacturing.
TPSCo is committed to the responsible sourcing of Conflict minerals throughout its supply chain and to continued compliance with the applicable SEC rules and regulations surrounding Conflict minerals.
Should you have any questions regarding TPSCo’s Conflict Minerals Policy, please contact your local TPSCo or TowerJazz Sales representative.
※ Based on TowerJazz Conflict Minerals Policy