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Conflict Minerals Policy

The EICC pointed out that some metal minerals have become the main source of income for the armed rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. They are used to trade arms, continue their bloody conflict with the government, and devastated local civilians, thus causing international controversy. As a citizen of the world, MAEDEN declared and promised not to accept the use of metals from conflict mining areas; at the same time, it also requested it's suppliers:  


  1. Social and environmental responsibility must be fulfilled;     

  2. Ensure that the products do not use conflict minerals; from the DRC and surrounding countries and regions;

  3. To trace the source of gold (Au), cobalt (Co), tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn) and tungsten (W) contained in all products, all suppliers should complete a questionnaire;

  4. Communicate this requirement to upstream suppliers.

Conflict Metal:

Refers to minerals from conflict mining areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, such as columbium-tantalite, cassiterite, wolframite and gold. These minerals are refined into tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), tungsten (W) (referred to as three T minerals), cobalt (Co), and gold (Au), etc., which are used in electronics and other products, respectively.

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