gotop

2017

We renamed our Conflict Minerals Management Program to the Responsible Minerals Procurement Project. Through the identification of priority minerals and areas with a negative impact on society and the environment and through supply chain traceability and due diligence, we aim to strategically expand the scope of our minerals management to ensure that it is consistent with the OECD' “Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.” In addition, we have adjusted our Responsible Raw Materials Procurement Policy and internal management procedures in response to this new strategy.In 2017, we continued to publish our Smelter List, list of countries of mineral origin, and Acer Supply Chain Due Diligence Guidelines, covering not only conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten, gold), but also disclosing the status of due diligence investigations into cobalt and Indonesian tin mines. We also require suppliers to stop working with high-risk smelters unless those smelters can provide evidence of progress on RMAP certification. For details, pleas see our 2017 Responsible Minerals Report.