Conflict Minerals

Addressing the Conflict Minerals Issue

Dynabook Inc. and its subsidiaries are developing and implementing a policy prohibiting use of tin, coltan, wolframite, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, whose extraction or trade supports conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries, and/or contributes to inhumane treatment, including human trafficking, slavery, forced labor, child labor, torture and war crimes in the region.

  • We follow the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chans from Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas to investigate our supply chain and engage with suppliers.
  • We identify the factual circumstances involved in the extraction, transport, handling, process, smelting refining and alloying, manufacturing or selling of products that contains minerals originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
  • We expect our suppliers to have policies and due diligence practices in place to assure that products and components supplied to Dynabook Inc. are not sourced from conflict mines.
  • We identify and assess any actual or potential risk by evaluating the factual circumstances against standards set out in the company's supply chain policy.
  • We prevent or mitigate the identified risks by adopting and implementing a risk management plan. These may result in a decision to temporarily suspend trade through the course of risk mitigation process, or disengage with a supplier.
  • We participate and support Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP). The RMAP program allows Dynabook Inc. to use only conflict-free compliant smelters.
  • We request our suppliers to provide us, due diligence information on the sourcing of the tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold in our supply chain.

We conduct conflict minerals survey for our supply chain as part of its due diligence using the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) developed by RMI (Reasonable Materials Initiative).