There are minerals mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries (collectively, the “DRC Region”) whose proceeds from their sale finance or benefit armed groups that abuse human rights in the DRC Region. Some of these minerals eventually become part of supply chains for products that are manufactured and used throughout the world.
To help address these human rights abuses, Amkor Technology and J-Devices are committed to work with our supply chains and with industry groups to improve efforts to source responsibly and provide “conflict-free” products that are assembled from materials which do not finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC Region.
We have taken the following actions as part of our commitment:
- Joined the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a coalition of the world’s leading companies working together under a uniform Code of Conduct to improve human rights conditions in their global supply chains.
- Promote in-region initiatives that support conflict-free minerals sourcing within the DRC Region.
- Set expectations with our suppliers to source responsibly and provide us with conflict-free materials.
- Exercise due diligence continuously within our supply chain and encourage transparency consistent with the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
- Participate in the EICC Conflict-Free Smelter Program in which an independent third party evaluates procurement activities of a smelter or refiner and determines if the minerals processed originate from conflict-free sources.