Conflicts Minerals Policy
TEWS Technologies is committed to operating in a socially and environmentally responsible and ethical manner.
We are supporting the humanitarian goals of the US Dodd-Frank Act and the EU ‘Conflict Minerals’ Regulation (2017/821) in ending the illegal trade of conflict minerals. Conflict Minerals include columbite-tantalite (coltan; i.e., tantalum); cassiterite (i.e., tin); wolframite (i.e., tungsten); gold or their derivatives which are used in many electronic components.
TEWS Technologies is a German company not subject to the reporting requirements from Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act and EU ‘Conflict Minerals’ Regulations. Nevertheless, we fully understand the importance of this issue and implemented this policy to increase the transparency in our supply chain.
TEWS Technologie’s Commitments
We are working towards ensuring that our products do not contain Conflict Minerals that have been sourced from mines that support or fund conflicts. Therefore, we are committed to:
- Identifying which of our products are impacted and targeting our efforts accordingly
- Avoiding the use of Conflict Minerals which directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups
- Enabling transparency in our supplier relationships
- Building responsible supplier relationships
- Minimizing the environmental and social footprint of our supply chain
TEWS Technologie’s Measures
In working towards these commitments, we have taken a number of steps that include:
- Requiring our suppliers to implement a policy regarding Conflict Minerals and exercise due diligence to investigate the sources of these minerals
- Engaging with our suppliers so that they respond in a timely manner to our requests for evidence of compliance using the Responsible Minerals Initiative’s Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (“CMRT”)