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 Orders and the Supplier Social Responsibility Audit the issues of conflict minerals and endorses the Conflict-Free Smelter Program, committing to the use of non-conflict minerals and not to primary minerals originating from Congo or other nearby conflict countries in Central Africa.
In addition, through a responsible procurement practice, our suppliers and we shall comply with the
“HTC Conflict Minerals Procurement Policy”
. Based on the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template, HTC has set up KPIs, tracking the progress of sign-back to effectively manage the supply chain and reduce the risk of breaching contracts. 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. In response to international trends, HTC began to investigate the sources of "cobalt" metal mines of all suppliers since 2020, and the response rate of the CMRT and Cobalt in 2021 reached 100%, and will continue to be updated every year in the future.