In support of global responsible sourcing, Micron is committed to ensuring that conflict minerals* used in the manufacture of its products do not directly or indirectly fund violence or human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries.
Micron requires its suppliers to source conflict minerals from smelters validated (or on the path to validation) as compliant with conflict-free sourcing standards like the Conflict Free Smelter Program. Micron also executes due diligence on the source and chain of custody of conflict minerals in its supply chain in conformance with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas OECD Due Diligence Guidance, encourages suppliers to adopt responsible sourcing practices, and collaborates with industry stakeholders through the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative. To further transparency in the conflict mineral supply chain, Micron publicly reports the results of its due diligence annually and shares its due diligence results directly with its customers.
To learn more about Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative efforts to achieve a Democratic Republic of Congo Conflict Free supply chain and the Conflict Free Sourcing Program visit: http://www.conflictfreesourcing.org/
To learn more about Micron’s conflict mineral supplier requirements, see our Micron Supplier Quality Requirements Document SQRD.
*Conflict minerals are those minerals regulated by Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. They include columbite-tantalite, also known as coltan (and its derivative tantalum); cassiterite (and its derivative tin): wolframite (and its derivative tungsten); and gold.