MPBC’s Policy on Conflict Minerals
MPBC’s ethical values are a crucial part of our Quality Management System and reflects our corporate responsibility in respecting human rights in our own operations and in our global supply chain. Our goal is to meet or exceed regulatory, customer and societal expectations in supporting conflict-free-conflict minerals in our supply chain sourcing practices.
MPBC intends to fully comply with the requirements of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires that MPBC perform due diligence into the sources of such minerals.
MPBC is committed to ensuring that the products it sells do not incorporate "conflict minerals," which are minerals smelted into tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold sourced from entities which directly or indirectly finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries.
We request that all of our suppliers be DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) conflict-free and source from smelters validated as compliant to a CFS (Conflict-Free Smelter) protocol using the CFS Compliant Smelter List. We also require suppliers to provide a completed Conflict Minerals Reporting Template to provide reasonable assurance that the specified minerals are not being sourced from “Conflict Regions.”
- Exercise due diligence with relevant suppliers consistent with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas
- Collaborate with our suppliers and others to enable products that are DRC conflict free.
- Provide, and expect our suppliers to cooperate in providing, due diligence information to confirm the 3TG in our supply chain are conflict free.
- Commit to transparency in the implementation of this policy by making available reports on our progress.
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