For many years, Acer has been focusing on responsible minerals sourcing, which began with the Conflict Minerals issue in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has long been the center of one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. The revenue from the illegal mining and trading of the ores of tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TG) from the DRC and its adjoining countries is exploited to fund armed groups, and serious human rights abuses are connected to those groups and to the mines. Over the years, growing evidence has shown that mining is an intensive process involving social and environmental risks that must be managed and involves metals and minerals that extend beyond 3TG and the DRC.
Acer is committed to best practices and we expect our supply chain to respect and support internationally recognized human rights movements and to contribute to minimizing social/economic and environmental risks. While sourcing minerals, we will NOT, by any means, tolerate, knowingly profit from, contribute to, assist with or facilitate the commission by any party in any forms of human rights violations or abuses, or support operations that result in the degradation of socioeconomic and environmental stability.
Acer also requires its suppliers to adhere to the Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct and commit to the Acer policy elements below.
As part of this responsible minerals sourcing policy, Acer commits to: