Conflict Minerals Policy
SII recognizes conflict minerals as being a critical international issue that supports the financing of organizations engaged in human rights violations and/or injustices committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries.
In March 2012, the "SII Group Conflict Minerals Policy" was established, and we ask our suppliers for their cooperation in prohibiting the use of any conflict minerals.
SII Group Conflict Minerals Policy (Established in March 2012)
SII Group is committed to developing, carrying out, and promoting a policy that prohibits the use of any minerals ("conflict minerals" *1), whose extraction, trade, handling and export contribute to conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries, and/or lead to human rights violations.
- SII Group recognizes conflict minerals as a critical international issue that supports the financing of organizations engaging in human rights violations and/or injustices committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries.
- In the SII Group Charter of Corporate Behavior, SII Group clarifies that "we respect the human rights and individuality of all stakeholders in our business activities."
- SII Group has no intention of taking part in any actions that violate human rights. SII Group has thoroughly communicated and appropriately implemented this policy among SII Group's affiliate companies, and cooperates with them to disseminate the policy widely.
- SII Group asks our suppliers for their cooperation in following the policy.
*1: Conflict minerals include cassiterite (tin), coltan (tantalum), wolframite (tungsten), and gold.
There is also a substance (cobalt) reported in regard to severe violation of human rights besides tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold.
SII will cope with the requirements from the industries.