On 1 January 2021 a new law will come into full force across the EU – the Conflict Minerals Regulation.
We care about the Conflict Regions Mines Regulation (3TG) policy prepared in the European Union. We strengthened our supply chain with the 3TG policy. We continue our efforts to keep the raw material of our products under control from certified mining companies.
What are "conflict minerals"?
It aims to help stem the trade in four minerals – tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold - which sometimes finance armed conflict or are mined using forced labour.
In politically unstable areas, the minerals trade can be used to finance armed groups, fuel forced labour and other human rights abuses, and support corruption and money laundering.
These so-called 'conflict minerals' such as tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold, also referred to as 3TG, can be used in everyday products such as mobile phones and cars or in jewellery.
It is difficult for consumers to know if a product they have bought is funding violence, human rights abuses or other crimes overseas.