IM has established a dispute management policy to comply with the law and fulfill its responsibilities as a global company as a responsible company
Conflict minerals refer to tantalum, tungsten, tin, and gold originated in the Democratic Rep ublic of the Congo and its adjoining countries ("Covered Countries"). There are concerns th at the conflict minerals fund armed forces of the Covered Countries causing many deaths of their own people and infringement of human rights in the course of mineral excavation such as forced labor and abuse of women and children. In response to these concerns, the Unite d States Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Ac t (the "Dodd-Frank Act"). Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act ("Conflict Minerals Rule") re quires manufacturing companies listed in U.S. stock exchange to disclose whether the prod ucts they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain conflict minerals.
IM's policy is to eliminate the use of conflict minerals contained in our products that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Covered Countries.
■ Implement procedures compliant with and in support of the activities of the RBA-GeSI Co nflict Free Sourcing Initiative and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.
■ Endeavor to trace the conflict minerals back to the source, at least to the smelter or refine r level through use of the RBA-GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Form.
■ Require our suppliers to submit the Form or otherwise verify in writing that all products su pplied to DAEDUCK GDS do not contain conflict minerals from the Covered Countries that di rectly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in those Covered Countries.
■ Direct our suppliers, whenever possible, to source conflict minerals from the smelters vali dated through RBA/GeSI Conflict-Free Smelter Program. (CFS list)
■ Establish a supply chain due diligence process for identifying the source of conflict miner als based on the OECD Due Diligence Guidance and when necessary, perform due diligence on suppliers’ source and chain of custody of conflict minerals.
IM also requires our suppliers to familiarize themselves with the Conflict Minerals Rule and expects our suppliers to adhere to the Conflict Minerals Rule and IM’s Conflict Mi nerals Policy to ensure alignment throughout their own supply chain.
■ Supplier has to be submitted a complete form that all products supplied to IM do not cont ain conflict minerals from the Covered Countries that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in those Covered Countries.
■ Supplier identify through reasonable efforts all smelters that supply conflict minerals in the ir supply chain.
■ Supplier correct promptly any risk identified in their supply chain. If the supplier does not cure or cannot provide proper documentation evidencing a change i n the sourcing of conflicts minerals, or is found to have provided false records or informatio n at any time, IM may terminate its business with that supplier.
IM will continue our efforts to source conflict-free minerals to achieve a conflict-free supply chain with our customers and suppliers.