CONFLICT-FREE MINERAL POLICY
Adimec strongly supports the efforts to eliminate the trade in minerals that originate from conflict areas. These efforts attempt to eliminate the financial base that supports wars and armed conflict in the region of Congo as well as the nine adjoining countries: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo Republic, Rwanda, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Zambia.
We recognize the risks of significant adverse impacts which may be associated with extracting, trading, handling and exporting minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas and that we have the responsibility to respect human rights and commit to refraining from any action which contributes to the financing of conflict.
We therefore commit to adopt, widely disseminate and incorporate in contracts and/or agreements with suppliers the policy of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
Adimec has adopted an engineering policy to select details, parts and components that are DRC conflict free.
DRC conflict free definition:
The term DRC conflict free means that a product does not contain conflict minerals necessary to the functionality or production of that product that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.
The minerals concerned are: Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold. Conflict minerals that a registrant obtains from recycled or scrap sources, are considered DRC conflict free.
Adimec has established a management system as follows in order to present and show due diligence for its supply chain to be free of conflict minerals.
Above policy will be communicated with the suppliers of product that contain any of these minerals and due diligence expectations are to be incorporated into contracts. In economic value, the top 5 suppliers will be approached on this policy.
Disengage from suppliers associated with any smelters / refiners that may be contributing to the most serious impacts (e.g. non-state armed groups, serious abuses)