Phison conducts reasonable country of origin inquiry to identify the original place of 3TG: gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), tungsten (W), cobalt (Co), and Mica 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, cobalt, and mica through Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT), Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT), and Extended Minerals Reporting Template (EMRT).|
|Suppliers are asked to sign a letter of commitment confirming their compliance with the Phison Conflict-free Minerals Management Policy.|
Since 2012, an annual inquiry has been performed by the Company 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 2021, we surveyed 64 suppliers, and completed 341 product part numbers by conflict minerals management process to confirm the original place of Gold (Au), Tantalum (Ta), Tin (Sn), Tungsten (W), Cobalt (Co) and Mica. 100% of the minerals purchased by the Company are non-conflict minerals.