SMP is concerned that the trade of conflict minerals mined in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) may be fueling human rights atrocities in the region. These minerals and their refined metals tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold may be used in the end products supplied to our customers. As a result, we support the actions of governments and organizations to increase supply chain transparency and enable companies to source conflict-free minerals.
SMP has initiated a comprehensive process to meet these regulatory obligations, taking steps to increase our supply chain due diligence measures and internal controls for the covered minerals. Based on the information provided by suppliers to date, we are not aware of any conflict minerals sourced from the DRC or adjoining countries in our supply chain.
SMP is committed to sourcing materials from companies that share our values around human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. We expect our suppliers to comply with our Code of Conduct and meet our sustainability expectations. Likewise we support industry efforts such as the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) to enable companies to source conflict-free minerals.