Conflict minerals are from the Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas, or neighboring armed countries that illegally mine such minerals: tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), tungsten (W) ,gold (Au) and Cobalt(Co).
Tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), tungsten (W) ,gold (Au)： PSMC and its suppliers have committed themselves to avoid using conflict minerals, have proceeded to conduct an annual detail research to its supply chain and update research data, check and collect the latest information on the RMI official website every year. If there are any updates, the supplier will be requested to provide the update and feedback.
Cobalt(Co)：If there are any updates for conflict mineral template, the supplier will be requested to provide the update and feedback. This encourages suppliers to participate in Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) . If cobalt is in the scope of CMRT management, PSMC will require suppliers to strictly obey the rule of CMRT.
Supplier Code of Conduct：PSMC makes Supplier Code of Conduct based on the「Responsible Business Alliance (RBA, formerly known as EICC) Code of Conduct」. It requires suppliers to make sure that their labor, health and safety, environment, business ethics and the management system are subject to the code and suppliers strictly obey the laws/ rules of the country/ area where their business run. The above-mentioned will be checked in pre-selection and annual suppplier audit, suppliers’ status of compliance with this Code will be one of the considerations for PSMC’s evaluation of and decision making on the purchasing.