Conflict Minerals (3TG) Statement
There has been an increasing international focus on “Conflict Minerals” emanating from mining operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries. Armed groups engaged in mining operations in the DRC and adjoining countries are believed to be subjecting workers to serious human rights abuses and are using proceeds from the sale of conflict minerals to finance regional conflicts.
Conflict minerals in the eastern DRC are generally defined as cassiterite (tin), coltan (tantalum), wolframite (tungsten) and gold, or derivatives of these minerals. Sometimes these minerals are referred to as the ‘three Ts’ – tin, tantalum and tungsten (and gold). 3TG minerals are essential in the manufacture of a variety of electronic, including some products of Bright Green Connect.
Bright Green Connect is committed to the respect and preservation of all Human Rights.
- Bright Green Connect supports this initiative and has obtained information from our current suppliers concerning the origin of the metals that are used in manufacture. Based upon information provided by our suppliers, Bright Green Connect can confirm that it does not knowingly use Conflict Minerals in any of our products.
- Bright Green Connect insists that all suppliers fulfil the responsibility relating to Conflict Minerals and Bright Green Connect will not accept the use of Conflict Minerals in the manufacture of any products.
- Bright Green Connect Suppliers must be able to prove that they understand the conflict minerals laws and have measures in place to ensure that they do not knowingly procure specified metals that originate from the DRC and adjoining countries.
- Bright Green Connect supports initiatives to verify smelters and refiners that are conflict-free, and expect our suppliers to utilize any such conflict-free smelter/refiner programs that are available