Conflict minerals are mineral resources mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other neighboring African countries that cause human rights abuses and environmental destruction and serve as a source of funding for armed groups that foster conflict. These conflict minerals are a source of funding for armed groups and are a serious social concern.
We fully understand the importance of the risks posed by conflict minerals, and we actively cooperate in annual surveys to determine whether any of the products we handle contain conflict minerals.