Our commitment with a responsible supply chain of minerals includes abiding to the code of conduct and getting certification from:
Helping companies source minerals responsibly, the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas provides detailed recommendations to help companies respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral purchasing decisions and practices. The Due Diligence Guidance is for use by any company potentially sourcing minerals or metals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
It is one of the only international frameworks available to help companies meet their due diligence reporting requirements.
An international standard: On 22 August 2012, the US Securities and Exchange Commission recognised the OECD Guidance as an international framework for due diligence measures undertaken by companies that are required to file a conflict minerals report under the final rule implementing sec 1502 of the Dodd-Frank legislation.
The US Department of State endorses the Guidance and encourages companies to draw upon it as they establish their due diligence practices. Statement signed by Under Secretaries Hormats and Otero. The United Nations Security Council resolution 1952 (2010) supports taking forward the due diligence recommendations contained in the final report of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which endorses and relies on the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.
The Better Sourcing Program implements and operates due diligence and supply chain validation systems across tantalum supply chains in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other countries of the African Great Lakes Region.
As a participating company in the Better Sourcing Program (BSP), Magma Coltan is required to undergo both a general risk assessment and an OECD conformance audit by an independent third party to ensure our capability of supporting a conflict-free supply stream.
Magma Coltan supports local miners who are not linked to the conflict and helps to established a viable economy.
Code of Conduct establishes standards to ensure that working conditions in the electronics industry supply chain are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that business operations are environmentally responsible and conducted ethically. Considered as part of the electronics industry for purposes of this Code are all organizations that may design, market, manufacture or provide goods and services that are used to produce electronic goods. The Code may be voluntarily adopted by any business in the electronics sector and subsequently applied by that business to its supply chain and subcontractors, including providers of contract labor.
To adopt the Code and become a participant (“Participant”), a business shall declare its support for the Code and actively pursue conformance to the Code and its standards in accordance with a management system as herein.
Participants must regard the Code as a total supply chain initiative. At a minimum, Participants shall also require its next tier suppliers to acknowledge and implement the Code.Fundamental to adopting the Code is the understanding that a business, in all of its activities, must operate in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which it operates. The Code encourages Participants to go beyond legal compliance, drawing upon internationally recognized standards, in order to advance social and environmental responsibility and business ethics.
The EICC is committed to obtaining regular input from stakeholders in the continued development and implementation of the Code of Conduct. The Code is made up of five sections. Sections A, B, and C outline standards for Labor, Health and Safety, and the Environment, respectively. Section D adds standards relating to business ethics; Section E outlines the elements of an acceptable system to manage conformity to this Code.Details »