27 Apr. 2011 | Comments (0)
- Internal analysis: Determine if those metals are necessary for manufacturing their product and determine if those metals being used in products or processes in-house or at contract manufacturers
- Supply chain due diligence inquiries: Develop a list of suppliers of these metals, survey those suppliers about their sources of those metals, then if any of those metals are found to have come from DRC countries have those suppliers conduct an audit to see if they support the conflict
- Changes to policy and procedures: Publish results of supplier due diligence and audits on corporate Web site, develop a policy statement on not using such metals that come from DRC countries and mandate certification of DRC conflict-free sources of such metals in supplier contracts.