TowerJazz Conflict Metal Policy
“Conflict minerals,” as defined in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, are Columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, or their derivatives; or any other mineral or its derivatives determined by the Secretary of State to be financing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country. Metals derived from these minerals are Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten, and Gold. Many industries, including the electronics industry, utilize Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten, and Gold. These metals are derived from minerals that are mined throughout the world, including the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries (collectively the “Conflict Region”). Known to operate in Conflict Region are mines under the rule of non-government military groups or unlawful military factions which may be fueling human rights violations.
TowerJazz policy request our suppliers to avoid sourcing metals either known to be derived from Conflict Regions or designated as NOT DRC Conflict-Free.
We support the position of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) to avoid the use of Conflict Minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Conflict Region We either have obtained, or are in the process of obtaining, certification from our suppliers using the EICC/GeSI Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) Assessment Program of the origin of metals used in our manufacturing. Based upon information provided by our suppliers, TowerJazz does not knowingly use metals derived from the Conflict Region in our manufacturing.
We will comply with all reporting requirements under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act when final regulations are in place.
Should you have any questions regarding TowerJazz’s Conflict Minerals Policy, please contact your local TowerJazz Sales representative.