KEMET Conflict Minerals Policy
As part of KEMET Electronics Corporation's (KEMET) commitment to corporate social responsibility, it is our goal to source conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold) in a manner which will not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and its adjoining countries, or in any region determined to be a conflict affected and high risk area (CAHRA) as defined in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chain of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (OECD Guidance), which include any entities therein. KEMET will immediately discontinue doing business with any supplier found to be purchasing materials which directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in these regions. As part of our management systems, KEMET has adopted the OECD Guidance and will implement, where appropriate, the five step framework for risk-based due diligence in the mineral supply chain including Annex II found in the OECD Guidance. All KEMET's smelting and refining operations have been validated to be compliant under the independent third party audit process found in the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition/Global e-Sustainability (EICC/GeSI) Conflict Free Smelter Program ("CFSP"). KEMET will rely on this independent third party audit process to supplement our internal due diligence of all conflict mineral suppliers. KEMET complies with section 1502 "Conflict Minerals" of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act including all reporting requirements.
In support of our Conflict Minerals Policy, KEMET expects all suppliers of conflict minerals to:
- Comply with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition Code of Conduct.
- Adopt a conflict minerals policy aligned with our policy.
- Source only conflict minerals from smelters who have been validated as compliant with the CFSP by an independent third party.
- Provide conflict minerals supply chain due diligence information via the EICC/GeSI CFSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT).
This policy is communicated to all suppliers through either purchase agreements or purchase order terms and conditions.
Effective Date: October 24, 2016