Induction of Conflict Minerals
剛果民主共和國(Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC)的礦產大多被非政府軍事團體或非法軍事派別所控制，並因利益衝突帶給當地嚴重的問題，包含武裝衝突、人權侵害、壓榨童工及涉及自然資源保護的問題，並且影響力已達其鄰近國家。因此，美國政府簽署了《多德-弗蘭克華爾街改革和個人消費者保護法案》 (Dodd-Frank Act)。多德-弗蘭克保護法第1502條文規定，美國公開上市的公司必須針對他們的產品中所使用的衝突金屬(錫、鉭、鎢、金)，向美國證券交易委員會 (SEC) 提出文件檔揭露報告。希望透過該法案要求美國上市企業揭露所使用的金屬來源，以避免使用、進口來自剛果(Congo)，或礦產來源為剛果而經由鄰近國家走私出來的衝突金屬，藉此減少人權侵害及內亂加劇的事件發生。
Many of Congo's mines are controlled by non-government militant groups and Illegal military factions that are causing serious issues in the region, such as armed conflict, the violation of human rights, pressing on the child labors, environmental impacts and have influenced surrounding countries. For this reason, U.S. Government signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) in July 2010,. Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act requires all US publicly traded companies to file disclosures and reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to the use of Conflict Minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold) in their products, expected through this Act to request publicly traded companies in United States to reduce violation of human rights through disclosure of the origin of metals in order to avoid either using and importing “conflict metals” from Congo or mineral sources from Congo which illegally taxed on trade routes through surrounding countries.
Policy of Conflict Minerals
FuYang Technology will keep on concerning this issue and will take due diligence within our supply chain to assure the metals sources of gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), tin (Sn) are not derived from mining in conflict region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We will also invite our supply chain together to investigate metal sources of products and do our best to avoid using conflict minerals, and endeavor to fulfill responsibilities of a corporate citizen.
FuYang will only purchase from smelters / refineries verified by independent third parties (in special cases, commit to source only from smelters/ refineries that have been validly certified as “conflict-free” by an organization or program that has been designated by specific customers). FuYang will follow the guidance of the OECD due diligence guide to make due diligence on the source and storage of the mineral resources, and make it clear that the mineral resources provided by the supplier are not directly or indirectly benefited by the armed groups of serious human rights violations. FuYang will encourage suppliers to follow the OECD guide, fully and openly use the mineral sources in the products and the parts, and require suppliers to quote the CMRT to provide the smelter information report of gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), tin (Sn) used in the supplier chain. Meanwhile, FuYang will commit not ban all minerals from the DRC or an adjoining country.