Toshiba Group has put in place this policy and the provisions below in order to avoid complicity in any conflict in any high-risk area, and in order to prohibit the use of tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold and cobalt whose production is the result of human rights violations, including forced labor and child labor, environmental pollution, corruption, or other abuses.
- We undertake appropriate supply chain management, in accordance with the provisions of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
- We require suppliers to procure minerals from smelters that are compliant with the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) established by the Responsible Materials Initiative (RMI).
- We do not refrain from using minerals produced in conflict-affected and high-risk areas, provided that such minerals are sourced in regions that are not involved in conflict, human rights violations, environmental pollution, corruption, or other abuses
- We ask our suppliers to adopt and observe the Toshiba Group Procurement Policy and Responsible Minerals Sourcing Policy, request that they provide us with information on smelters in their supply chain, and engage in dialogue and cooperation with them in order to contribute to reducing and eliminating risk in conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
- When a potential risk in the supply chain is identified, we require our supplier to take corrective action, and depending on the outcome we may suspend the transaction or take other measures. Toshiba Group continuously gathers information on minerals sourcing and works with suppliers to conduct business operations in line with this policy.