Cassiterite, Wolframite, Columbite-Tantalite, and Gold and the metals derived from them Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and Gold being mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its surrounding regions have been defined as “Conflict Minerals.” It has been established that monies derived from the illicit trade of these minerals derived from the DRC are being used to finance conflict in the DRC and surrounding countries resulting in human rights violations and unfair labor practices.
Metallic Resources is a signatory and fully supports the Association Connecting Electronics Industries, www.ipc.org, (IPC) Solder Product Value Council’s “Position Statement on the Trade of Conflict Metals.” The full statement can be found at the following link.
Metallic Resources only sells Tin (Sn) as a component of our anode, bar, wire and solder paste products.
Metallic Resources is a leading recycler of tin and tin/lead solder from the electronics industry. Metallic Resources will avoid minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit illegal armed groups from conflict effected areas including the DRC and adjoining countries. Management has put into place a program that ensures to the best of our ability that any tin ingot Metallic Resources may acquire qualifying as a “conflict metal” has been traced to its source and has been confirmed to be Conflict-Free from countries where violence is not an everyday occurrence and human rights violations are not repeatedly reported.
Metallic Resources will only obtain Tin ingots (Sn) from suppliers that are Conflict Free Smelter Program (CFSP) Compliant Tin smelters: Conflict Free Smelter Refiner Lists
Metallic Resources receives documentation from its tin ingot suppliers to verify the tin is Conflict-Free.
Metallic Resources has taken the position to err on the side of caution whenever metals of questionable origin are offered to Metallic Resources.
Metallic Resources, Inc.
Revision: April 22, 2015
Revision in effect as of: April 28, 2015