Responsible Procurement of Minerals
HTC supports the global boycott of conflict minerals and states in procurement contracts, the Supplier Code of Conduct, Provisions of Purchase order terms, supplier social responsibility management procedures, and supplier social responsibility audits, requiring suppliers to comply with the
“HTC Conflict Minerals Procurement Policy”
to ensure that conflict minerals are not used. Each year, we use the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) to investigate the sources of metal mines of our suppliers, effectively managing the supply chain and reducing default risks.
We completed the development of products using conflict-free minerals in 2016. All minerals used in HTC products from the end of 2017 are CFSI/ RMI qualified smelters. By 2022, all minerals used in HTC products were sourced from qualified smelters. In response to international trends, HTC has also included "cobalt" and "mica" in its metal mine source investigations since 2020 and 2022, using the Responsible Minerals Initiative's Extended Minerals Reporting Template (EMRT). The response rate for this year's survey was 100%, and will continue to be updated every year in the future.