Conflict Minerals Management in Responsible Procurement
At INX, conflict minerals mined through armed conflicts and human rights abuses are strictly prohibited in the entire supply chain and are included in the Restricted Substances Management Standard. Every year, we screen high-risk suppliers and inventory the origins of the minerals they use in manufacturing. We also requested suppliers to use minerals from smelters certified by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI). In 2017, we increased the number of suppliers for inventory. Among 642 suppliers investigated, 632 were complaint makers, i.e. suppliers that do not use 3TG or use only the 3TG from RMI-certified smelters.