Conflict Minerals Control

To ensure we are not sourcing any conflict minerals which were mined through abuses of human rights or under the coercion of armed groups, Phison has established the Phison Policy for Sourcing Conflict Minerals in 2017.

In support of RBA's Code of Conduct, and to ensure our products comply with applicable guidelines on conflict minerals, Phison has established the Policy for Sourcing Conflict Minerals, which require all our suppliers to source conflict-free raw materials/minerals. The process for conflict minerals inquiry: after the product requirements and specifications are submitted, if any of the product materials involve metal, a conflict minerals inquiry is conducted to identify the type of the metal, the name of smelter and its country of origin, whether the mineral comes from recycled or scrap sources, and the country where the mineral was mined from, through conflict minerals inquiry forms (Conflict Minerals Reporting Template CMRT, Cobalt Reporting Template-CRT). If the supplier is found to be in breach of the Conflict-free Minerals Management Guidelines, we will cease all purchases from such supplier immediately. The supplier will be required to provide its plans for corrective and preventive measures, and sign a declaration on the non-use of conflict minerals.

Conflict Minerals Control Process

Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI)

Phison conducts the reasonable country of origin inquiry to identify the sources of 3TG metals, gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), tungsten (W), and cobalt (Co), in our electronic products, and to confirm whether they originate from conflict zones.
Our RCOI (Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry) includes the following steps:

Conduct inquires into suppliers to Identify the smelters and their sources of 3TG and cobalt through Conflict Minerals Reporting Template-CMRT, Cobalt Reporting Template-CRT.
Suppliers are asked to sign a declaration confirming their compliance with the Phison Policy for Sourcing Conflict Minerals.

Since 2012, an annual inquiry has been performed by Phison on the identification of raw material smelters in our products; the sources of minerals and smelters within our supply chain are identified through conflict minerals inquiry forms. In 2020, we inquired into 62 of our suppliers, and completed the validation of 248 material codes in total for the sources of the five metals,
gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), tungsten (W) and cobalt (Co), confirming that all our suppliers are validated as conflict-free minerals suppliers.