Reported by EICC, that the origin of these minerals has become the Democratic Republic of Congo's main revenue sources of armed rebel groups, to deal in arms, continued its bloody conflict between government forces, devastated the local civilian population, thus triggering international disputes.
As a global citizen, Kentec is committed to refusing the application of metals from conflict minerals region; meanwhile, we request our supply chain:
(i). Conduct your operations in a way of social and environmental responsibility.
(ii). Not use the conflict minerals originated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its adjoining countries.
(iii). Trace the origins of the metals used contained in the product, e.g. Au，Ta，Sn and W, and all suppliers are required to trace the origin of the metal used in the components and smelters, as well as complete the investigation form in accordance with OECD guidelines, in order to avoid the direct or indirect funding of armed conflict groups.
(iv). Commitment to use only metals from independently certified smelters and refineries.
(v). Make the same requirements to your upstream suppliers.
Conflict metal: The minerals composed of columbite-tantalite, cassiterite, wolframite and gold from the fighting region of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These minerals are refined into tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), tungsten (W), cobalt (Co) and gold (Au), respectively, and are used in electronics and other products. In the near future, the metals produced by some smelters may be banned, therefore all of our key suppliers are required to map their supply chains for the metals in their components back down to smelter and then to source.