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Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals


In order to achieve responsible and sustainable procurement, Wistron stipulated the conflict minerals policy and promises to comply with the standards stipulated in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) regulations related to the responsible supply chain investigation guide for minerals from conflict zones and high risk regions for due diligence. Wistron purchases resources from smelters and refineries that have passed 100% third-party audited smelters or refiners, and ensures no conflict minerals sourced from high-risk areas.

Wistron complies with the results of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and in 2020, stipulated regulations for supplier social responsibility management, “Management Procedures for Conflict Minerals”. In order to avoid the procurement of metals from conflict areas, Wistron has asked required ourselves and our suppliers. Suppliers shall adopt a policy and exercise due diligence on the source and chain of custody of the tantalum, tin, tungsten, cobalt and gold in the products they manufacture to reasonably assure that they are sourced in a way consistent with the OECD Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict Affected and High-Risk Areas or an equivalent and recognized due diligence framework. 

We reevaluate the list of smelters using Wistron products every year according to updates to the conformant smelters list announced on the RBA website. Wistron also uses the Wistron supplier questionnaire platform to conduct conflict mineral investigations using surveys and onsite audits. Furthermore, Wistron is fully committed to conducting due diligence investigations to understand the source of supplier minerals. We use the conflict mineral investigation template of the RMI to conduct the investigations. We require suppliers to disclose the source of the minerals and to sign the Declaration of Non-use of Conflict Minerals, in order to comply with the non-use of conflict minerals policies. At the same time, Wistron adopts further management to ensure that the procurement sources of the suppliers are non-conflict areas and comply with customer and legal requirements.

Signing of the “Declaration of Non-use of Conflict Minerals”

Wistron shall notify and ensure that suppliers comply with obligations and requirements of above declaration. Through the supplier assessment procedure, we require our suppliers to sign the “Declaration of Non-use of Conflict Minerals”. The signing rate in 2021 reached 86.26%, with a total of 910 suppliers signing the declaration. Wistron hopes to use our combined strength with our suppliers to fulfill our corporate responsibilities together. We aim to build a sustainable corporation based on the principles of never engaging in non-humanitarian and human rights violating matters.

signing rate 86.26%

suppliers that have signed

910 suppliers