Statement on Conflict Materials

Conflict Materials are those which are usually sourced and procured from The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

 

 

The profits earned from purchasing Conflict Materials helps to finance violent and extreme types of criminal activity as well as horrific Human Rights abuses.

 

 

Conflict Materials are used to manufacture a wide range of products, most notably electronic goods but are also used to make other items like tungsten-carbide drilling equipment, ammunition, jewellery, dental products and so on.

 

 

Whilst our line of business and product range does not make use of Conflict Materials (i.e. Tin, Gold, Tungsten and Tantalum), we do expect and require that our supply chain of raw materials have in place policies and due diligence measures to prevent access and acquisition of those materials from conflict areas.

 

 

To support our policy on conflict materials, SLIK has taken the following action:-

 

  • Shared our policy on Conflict Materials with our supply chain

  • Shared details with our supply chain and employees on how to access the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

  • Educated our staff on the dangers and ramifications of sourcing materials from conflict areas

  • Worked with our customers and their supply chains to support their initiatives and policies towards Conflict Materials

 

To access the OECD Due Diligence Guide, please click here.

 

Should you have any further questions about our Policy on Conflict Materials, please contact us at info@slikzips.com

 

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