EICC pointed out that some of the metal minerals have become the main source of funds for the armed rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which are used to trade arms and continue their bloody clashes with the government, ravaging local civilians and thus causing international disputes. As a citizen of the world, Kinwong promises that we don’t use the metals from conflict mines, meanwhile, we also requires that to the suppliers:
(1)must fulfill social and environmental responsibilities;
(2)ensure that their products do not use "conflict minerals" from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries and regions;
(3)trace the source of gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tin (Sn), tungsten (W) contained in all their products, and complete the questionnaire;
(4)communicate these requirements to their upstream suppliers.
The conflict minerals from the conflict mines of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including niobium tantalite, cassiterite, black tungsten, and gold. These minerals are extracted into ternary (Ta), tin (Sn), tungsten (W) (Abbr. 3TG), cobalt (Co) and gold (Au), respectively, for electronics and other products.
In the near future, the metals from certain smelters will be banned, so all key suppliers must trace the metal sources and smelters used by their parts.