The mining and distribution of “conflict minerals”* originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”) are sometimes controlled by violent organizations in order to fund conflict in that country and adjacent regions. Our industry supply chains are inadvertently subject to metals derived from these conflict minerals which can be introduced through the metals we use such as gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten. ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries (collectively, “ASE Technology Holding”) is dedicated to the elimination of these conflict minerals in our supply chain and to using only responsibly sourced “conflict-free minerals”*. We expect our suppliers to source conflict-free minerals from smelters or refineries that have been certified by an independent third party audit program to fulfill our objective. It is also our objective to support the continued use of conflict-free minerals from the DRC and its adjacent regions such that responsible mining is not diminished. We exercise due diligence with our suppliers on the origin and supply chain of minerals in accordance with the “OECD Due Diligence for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas” to establish conflict minerals management mechanism.
All suppliers to ASE Technology Holding must support this policy by:
Conflict Mineral Requirement
ASEH communicates conflict mineral policies to our suppliers through our website. The suppliers are required to comply with ASEH conflict minerals policy and establish their own conflict minerals policies and to their own suppliers. We also require our suppliers to actively assess and validate their supply chain, and encourage them to source minerals from Smelters or Refiners ("SoRs") that have received "conflict-free" designations by the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process ("RMAP"), or other independent third party audit program.
Each year, ASEH performs RCOI, to identify and validate the sources of 3TG in our packaging and material services and electronic manufacturing services and products, and whether they come from conflict-affected regions.
Our RCOI includes two steps:
ASEH designed its DD measures to conform to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (the "OECD Guidance") and we also adopted the OECD Guidance to not only identify / assess supplier risks and mitigate these identified risks, but also to design a conflict minerals audit form for ASEH's suppliers.
Independent Private- Sector Audit (IPSA) and Public Disclosure
WeundertakeanIPSA onourConflictMineralsReport and DD procedure to ensure they are in compliance with the requirements set forth by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Each year, the Conflict Minerals Report is also disclosed publicly.
We disclose the Conflict Minerals report on our company website annually. For complete file of ASE Technology Holding SEC Conflict Minerals Filing:
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