Sourcing Policy for Conflict Mineral
Reported by EICC, that some of these minerals have become the main revenue of Democratic Republic of Congo's armed rebel groups to support their dealings in arms and continue the bloody conflict with their government, causing international disputes and devastation to the local civilians . As a citizen of the world, 3L Electronic Group Holdings Ltd (3L) declare and commit to refusing the application of metals from the conflict region; meanwhile, we request 3L's supply chain to commit the following:
(1) Must fulfill the social and environmental responsibility;
(2) Never use the conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or its adjoining countries and areas ;
(3) Trace the origins of the metals used like Au，Ta，Sn and W, fill in the investigation form and sign the declaration.(Please download the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template)
(4) Require the same to your upstream suppliers.
Conflict metal refers to the minerals composed of columbite-tantalite, cassiterite, wolframite and gold etc. from the conflict region of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These minerals are refined into tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), tungsten (W) (hereafter referred to as the 3 T's), cobalt (Co) and gold (Au), and are used in electronics and other products respectively. In the near future, the metals produced by some smelters may be banned, therefore all of our key suppliers are required to trace their supply chains for the metals in their components back to smelter and the source.