Corporate and social responsibility have always been among our most important values. We base our business and quality policy on the model of the honourable business person. This model stands for a strong sense of responsibility towards companies, society, and the environment and bases its behaviour on virtues that aim to ensure the long-term economic success of the company. The values of openness, appreciation, sustainability and transparency are the basis of cooperation both within and outside our company.
Recognising that risks of significant adverse impacts which may be associated with extracting, trading, handling and exporting minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas, and recognising that we have the responsibility to respect human rights and not contribute to conflict, we commit to adopt, widely disseminate and incorporate in contracts and/or agreements with suppliers the following policy on responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas, as representing a common reference for conflict-sensitive sourcing practices and suppliers’ risk awareness from the point of extraction until end user. We commit to refraining from any action which contributes to the financing of conflict and we commit to comply with relevant United Nations sanctions resolutions or, where applicable, domestic laws implementing such resolutions.