Tantalum, tungsten, tin and gold are widely used metals by the electronics industry. WPG Americas Inc. is concerned that these minerals are extracted from military conflict regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries recognized worldwide for human rights violations and environmental degradation.
As an electronic distributor, WPG Americas Inc. does not condone the use of any such “conflict minerals“ in the products which we distribute, and we communicate this policy to our suppliers. WPG Americas Inc. promotes the traceability of these minerals and the transparency of the supply chains.
We have integrated the present Conflict Minerals policy into WPG America’s Code of Conduct, which articulates the company’s strong commitment to ethical business principles and promoting human rights and environmental protection. WPG Americas Inc. values product suppliers that implement equally high standards.