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Supplier Requirement

Acer communicates the following expectations to its suppliers with respect to the responsible sourcing of minerals:

  • Acer suppliers must conduct their operations in a socially and environmentally responsible way.
  • Acer suppliers shall exercise due diligence based on national or international recognized standards or guidance on the source and chain of custody of these priority minerals (such as the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas) and make their due diligence measures available to Acer upon request. These measures shall include the completion of the RMI Due Diligence Template tool and the support of the RMI Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP).
  • Beginning with the 2017 calendar year, Acer expects all of its suppliers to only accept tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold from smelters or refiners (SORs) that have been audited and are deemed conformant by the RMAP.

To confirm that suppliers implement our requirements, we work with third-party auditing companies. On-site audits check that minerals are sourced with due diligence and according to our policies. We make all efforts to verify that the materials used to make Acer products are not from conflict minerals.