Giner Labs Policy on Conflict Minerals
Giner supports and respects the protection of human rights for all, including the basic human rights of our employees and all workers within our supply chain. We believe in treating people with respect and dignity and incorporate these principles into our business processes and relationships. Giner also expects our suppliers to adhere to the same high standards.
Giner is committed to the ethical sourcing of minerals used in our products. We are assessing whether our products contain tantalum, tin, tungsten, or gold derived from ores mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries. Some of the mining operations in the DRC are controlled by warring militias who are financing armed conflict with profits from the sale of these minerals. This on-going conflict has been linked to human rights violations, labor abuses, and environmental degradation.
It is Giner’s goal not to purchase product materials containing minerals whose sale financed armed conflict in the DRC. The supply chain for these minerals is complex, and tracing the minerals in our products to their source is a challenge. Giner is working diligently with our suppliers and other stakeholders to systematically address the process for sourcing minerals that are "conflict-free.": these actions will include conducting systematic “country of origin” enquiries and obtaining reliable certificates of origin for all materials that might possibly originate from the DRC or any adjoining country.
We expect our suppliers (and their suppliers) to exercise due diligence on the source and chain of custody of the tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold used in components or products they supply to us. Based upon information learned through these due diligence efforts, we believe we will make important progress toward ensuring responsible mineral sourcing and improved transparency throughout our supply chain.
If you have specific questions or would like additional information, please contact Dave McManus.