Conflict Minerals

Whereas armed groups in the Republic of Congo have taken control of local mining operations in recent years and are using the proceeds for furthering their interests. As a result, mining operations are often accompanied by armed conflict and serious human right violations that have garnered the attention of the international community. In respect of international human rights, MSI hereby makes the following representation concerning minerals extracted by way of armed conflict and human rights violation (“Conflict Minerals”):

  • MSI will take related measures to avoid using Conflict Minerals, including asking suppliers to conduct due diligence to confirm whether their products include gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), tungsten (W) from the Republic of Congo, and if necessary, provide investigation reports.
  • MSI expects its suppliers to transition to Conflict Free Smelter Program (CFSP) and other industry validated conflict free smelters by requiring their existing smelters to undergo audits to achieve a similar conflict free status. MSI will take all necessary measures to replace Conflict Metals, if any, used in supplier’s product.

MSI will continue to monitor the use of Conflict Minerals so as to reduce its impact.

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