Remote Solution’s Policies of Banning the Use of Conflict Minerals
The minerals used by Remote Solution to produce products are based on international standards and guidelines such as the OECD Due Diligence Guidance. Employees from the company are working hard to procure product components ethically and socially in the supply chain.
Conflict minerals refer to tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold produced in conflict-prone countries, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo or its neighboring countries.
The funds generated by the conflict minerals have been transferred into armed forces in the country, subsequently killing its people and conducting human rights offenses such as child/forced labor, and women's abuse during the mining process.
Remote Solution establishes and implements a management process for the supply chain to filter conflict minerals following the OECD guidelines. It has developed a system that rejects conflict minerals from its supply chain, and only uses minerals supplied from smelters and refineries that obtained the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) certification.
Ethical Management Policies
- By applying international standards governing conflict minerals, we will establish a process when using conflict minerals to comply with the law and actively cooperate with activities to ban conflict minerals promoted by the EICC and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GSSI).
- We will use the Dispute Minerals Report Questionnaire provided by EICC-GSI to identify the names and locations of all smelters of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold used in our products.
- We will request those companies that use 3TG (annotation, tantalum, tungsten, gold) minerals to attain a compliance statement confirming non-usage of such conflict materials.
- We will encourage our partners to only purchase conflict minerals from smelters certified by the Conflict-Free Smelter Program. (CFSI).
- We will evaluate our partners on conflict minerals regularly according to internal due diligence standards. Remote Solutions will apply its management standards regarding conflict minerals equally to sub-suppliers and ensure that all suppliers are familiar with the conflict mineral laws. Conflict minerals associated to funding of armed forces in the conflict zones will not included in the company's supply chain to produce their products.
- Partners must submit documents about conflict minerals to Remote Solution to ensure that the products they deliver do not include conflict minerals that benefit the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo or its neighboring countries.
- The partners of Remote Solution must endeavor to identify the smelter and country of origin information for all 3TG purchased materials (tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold.
- The partners must take corrective action in the event of a conflict mineral-related problem. If information required to check the origin of conflict minerals is not provided, or false information is provided, Remote Solution will discontinue its business with the partner unless corrective action is taken immediately.
Remote Solution Co., Ltd. respects human rights and protects environmental health to support ethical and socially responsible economic activities, and strives to supply minerals that are not conflict minerals. In the future, Remote Solution Co., Ltd. will actively participate in the efforts to prohibit the use of conflict minerals with partners and customers.
September 9, 2020
Hong-beom Shin, CEO of Remote Solutions Co., Ltd