Conflict Minerals

Conflict Mineral Policy

RMF has a long-term commitment to social justice, economic, environmental and sustainable development.

As a part of this commitment, RMF is committed to ensure that the tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (“conflict minerals”) purchased for use in our products, does not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups that are perpetrators of human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.

As part of this commitment, RMF will exercise due diligence on all its suppliers of these minerals in accordance with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk areas. Under this policy, RMF expects all its suppliers to:

  1. Conduct their business in conformance with the EICC Code of Conduct requirements.
  2. Exclusively source from smelters or refineries that have been independently audited and approved as “conflict-free” by the Conflict-Free Smelter Program or equivalent.
  3. Exercise due diligence on their supply chains in accordance with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance and the EICC Code of Conduct.

RMF reviews our mineral suppliers’ compliance with these objectives and wherever possible sources minerals from suppliers that meet these requirements.