Policy of Conflict-Free Mineral
Conflict minerals refer to rare metals such as gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), and tin (Sn). They come from mining areas in conflict areas controlled by non-governmental military groups or non-military factions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Illegal mining profits made by local military groups were stolen from citizens and caused human rights violations and environmental degradation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Policy of Conflict-Free Mineral：
For minerals such as 3TG (tantalum Ta, tin Sn, tungsten W, gold Au) from conflict or high-risk areas, metal minerals controlled by non-government armed forces or illegal military factions through smuggling trade channels are conflict minerals . Tianlong requires suppliers to abide by the Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct (RBA), and only purchase materials from environmentally and socially responsible suppliers. All suppliers cannot purchase and use conflict minerals, meet the requirements for conflict-free minerals, and Procurement from the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) certified smelter and refinery list identified by the Initiative (RMI) (http://www.responsiblemineralsinitiative.org/). All suppliers should source metals from smelters and refiners that are RMAP certified for conflict-free metals. Smelters and refineries that are not RMAP certified must be removed from the supply chain.
Suppliers are required to inform and take alternative solutions immediately if conflict minerals are used to provide products of Shenzhen Tinno Mobile Technology Co., Ltd. After the rectification is confirmed, the supplier can be continued to ensure full compliance with the conflict-free requirements. The relevant product materials related to conflict minerals are handled as non-conforming products.
Suppliers and supply chains are required to conduct commercially reasonable due diligence on an annual basis to ensure that the metals used in the products supplied to Tinno do not originate from conflict minerals. Changes in the information of suppliers or supply chain conflict mineral smelters and refineries (including additions or removals), as the main change management, if it occurs, it also needs to pass the RMI conflict mineral report template or other IPC-1755 conflict mineral data exchange Notify Tinno of the report required by the standard.
Suppliers in the supply chain, mineral processors, mining companies or source ore all need to formulate relevant policies and management processes for conflict minerals in accordance with the requirements of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and this standard.