Several metals commonly used in the electronics industry: gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W) and tin (Sn) have a variety of sources, including what has been termed as a “Conflict Region”.
The following are statements describing our policy on procurement of metals derived from ore sourced from mines in “Conflict Regions”.
- CTM will continue to undertake reasonable due diligence within our supply chain to assure that tin (Sn) is not procured as a “Conflict Metal.” A “Conflict Metal” is a metal derived from ore sourced from mines in conflict areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), or illegally taxed on trade routes, either of which is controlled by nongovernment military groups, or unlawful military factions.
- CTM is committed to sourcing responsibly and considers mining activities that fuel conflict as unacceptable.
- CTM only uses the metal tin (Sn) as a component of our Lugs, ferrules, terminals and solder all of which end up in delivered CTM products.
- CTM’s efforts related to conflict minerals are aligned to the work of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). The EICC’s and GeSI’s work includes the Conflict-Free Smelter Program and the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (“Template”).