Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten, and Gold are widely used in the electronics industry to produce components used in a variety of products,including many of our products. Central Africa, specifically the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and nine adjoining countries is one region where these minerals are mined extensively. Although the mining and trading of these minerals is crucial to the region’s economy, this region has been in conflict since 1998; the resulting extreme levels of violence, human rights abuses, and environmental damage are supported by the trade of Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten, and Gold, often known as: conflict minerals.
In the U.S., the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502 and the implementation guidelines requires supply chain reporting and reasonable due diligence with respect to the sourcing of conflict minerals, and conflict-free status.
HG Genuine strives to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in all areas of our business. As a manufacturer of products that contain these minerals, we are committed to procuring materials from environmentally and socially responsible sources.
It is HG Genuine’s policy to not purchase from known conflict sources, and we expect our suppliers abide by the same standard. Further, it is our aim to purchase from only responsible, conflict-free sources. We supports our customers’ efforts to reach the common goal of ensuring a socially and environmentally responsible supply chain.