iC-Haus Statement on Conflict MineralsIn the electrical industry, "conflict minerals" such as gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), tin (Sn) and cobalt (Co) are required. The mining of these materials also takes place in certain states where rebel groups, militias and army units are controling the mining and trade while the the civilian population are victims of massacres, forced labour, and recruitment of child soldiers. These materials can find their way into the supply chain of the electronics industry.
It is the ambition of iC-Haus GmbH not to contribute knowingly to human rights violations. We will therefore give priority to suppliers who support either as a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) the Code of Conduct (CoC), or bring transparency into the supply chain (according to CoC) to reproduce the origin of the minerals.
Code of Conduct