CSR Policy

Conflict Minerals Policy

Conflict Minerals Policy

There are growing concerns that some of the minerals mined in conflict areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and nine adjoining countries may be making their way into the IT and electronics industry supply chain and may be raising the major sources of funds for armed groups and fueling human rights violations and environmental degradation in the DRC region.

EIZO Group fully supports the legislation of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Bill section 1502(b) and its position to avoid the use of “conflict minerals” mined from the DRC and adjoining countries (specifically, Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten, and Gold)

However, in conflict areas there are companies which are engaged in legitimate business without involvement in any wrongdoing. EIZO Group exercises adequate care as to not negatively impact such legitimate companies.

EIZO Group is implementing a due diligence program to identify and trace “conflict minerals” in our supply chain based on the procedures and tools provided by the EICC and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Accordingly, EIZO Group strives to provide DRC conflict-free products by supporting industry-wide efforts to drive transparency in the supply chain and by expecting that our suppliers obtain materials from environmentally and socially responsible sources, including conflict-free sources within the DRC and adjoining countries.