Conflict Mineral Compliance
Conflict Mineral Regulation & Compliance
Manufacturers of electronics and other products that use gold, tantalum, tin, and tungsten must take steps to ensure they are not purchasing materials mined from the Democratic Republic of Congo or surrounding conflict nations.
Organizations such as the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), and the Responsible Minerals Initiative have programs to verify that smelters and supply chain partners are not sourcing conflict minerals and passing them along the supply chain.
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Conflict Mineral Compliance & Labeling
What is conflict minerals compliance?
Conflict minerals directives require reporting on minerals sourced from conflict-affected locations that directly contribute to ongoing violence and forced labor. Although tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold (3TGs) and other minerals are mined in many conflict-affected regions around the world, regulations today primarily focus on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its adjoining countries.
What minerals are classified as conflict minerals?
Currently, there are four types of minerals classified as conflict minerals: columbite-tantalite (the ore from which tantalum is extracted), cassiterite (the ore from which tin is extracted), wolframite (the ore from which tungsten is extracted) and gold. These are commonly known as the 3TGs.
What does conflict minerals reporting mean for my company?
Companies in scope of these regulations are required to demonstrate due diligence and, in some cases, report annually on smelters and conflict minerals in their supply chains.
Conflict Minerals Compliance & TLP
When ensuring your labels are compliant to certain directives like REACH, RoHS, Conflict Minerals, among others, it is important to obtain appropriate documentation from your raw material suppliers. The team at Tailored Label Products is well versed in the various requirements and ready to assist with your supply chain compliance efforts. Reach out to us today.