Adam Tech Conflict Mining / Conflict Metals Policy
Adam Tech uses copper, gold and tin in the production of our products.
By company policy we require all our suppliers to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct which prohibits the use of conflict mining and metals. We recognize the complex supply chain involved with certain metals and have taken steps to ensure that the virgin metals we purchase do not originate in conflict mines. 'Conflict Mining' and 'Conflict Metals' refers to the illegal control of some mines in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. The electronics industry uses certain types of metals, some of which are potentially refined from minerals obtained from these mines.
The primary minerals and metals that could potentially come from conflict mines are:
- Cassiterite (tin)
- Coltan (niobium and tantalum)
- Wolframite (tungsten)
- Pyrochlore (niobium)
Adam Tech enforces our Conflict Mining/Metals policy and requires immediate corrective action from suppliers who violate of this requirement. Adam Tech and its approved suppliers do not knowingly use any materials from conflict mines and will regularly query suppliers to verify our requirements to enforce compliance.