Exotech's Policy on Conflict Minerals - Exotech Metallurgical Specialties

Exotech’s Policy on Conflict Minerals

Tantalum and Coltan

Exotech is aware of and actively supports the multilateral efforts to investigate, monitor and stop activities that contribute to illegal armed groups, human rights violations, or financial wrongdoings in tantalum supply chains as defined in Annex II of the Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas Third Edition (OECD Guidance).

Exotech respects the dignity of all people and importance of human rights and considers any mineral that may pose risks of contributing to the harm listed in Annex II of OECD Guidelines to be ‘conflict minerals’. Exotech specializes in refining scrap material and will only purchase these materials from sources that we believe to be conflict-free.

In support of the above, Exotech’s President directs and trains all relevant staff on procedures to implement a conflict minerals due diligence system that aims to:

  • Exercise due diligence with relevant suppliers consistent with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance and the Responsible Business Alliance’s Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) and encourage our suppliers to do the same.
  • Provide and expect our suppliers to cooperate in providing due diligence information to confirm that conflict minerals in our supply-chain does not contribute to illegal armed groups, human rights violations, or financial wrongdoings as defined in Annex II of OECD Guidance.
  • Immediately discontinue engagement with suppliers who pose a reasonable risk of sourcing or supplying conflict minerals.
  • Undergo an annual RMAP assessment to verify our conflict-free status for tantalum-containing materials as well as identify opportunities to continually improve our conflict minerals due diligence management system.
  • Commit to transparency in the implementation of this policy by making available reports on our progress to our customers, relevant stakeholders and the public (as required).

Any concerns about our policy or due diligence system should be reported to the Responsible Minerals Initiative through its grievance mechanism that can be accessed here.

This is a statement of Exotech’s long standing policy on conflict materials that was established in June 2008 and revised May 10, 2019.

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