Responsible Minerals Procurement
We recognizes that the procurement of tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold and cobalt from states in conflict areas and other high-risk areas, may inadvertently fund organizations involved in bribery and other unlawful activities, which is a socially grave concern.
In order to make its activities on the issues more clearly, Automotive Company formulates the Responsible Procurement of Minerals Policy and publishes it to the Automotive Company Web site as below.
Responsible Procurement of Minerals Policy
Panasonic recognizes that the procurement of tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold and cobalt from states in conflict areas and other high-risk areas, may inadvertently fund organizations involved in bribery and other unlawful activities, which is a socially grave concern. Additionally, we are deeply concerned about human rights abuses such as child labor, harsh working conditions, and environmental destruction. In order to fulfill our corporate social responsibility, Panasonic promotes responsible procurement of minerals in the global supply chain.
Automotive Company will implement the following activities to promote the responsible procurement of minerals.
- We will establish an internal control structure and management system for responsible procurement of minerals, based on the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.
- We will adopt a survey sheet of RMI (Responsible Minerals Initiative), which is the industry standard, and conduct surveys and risk assessments by tracing back through supply chains in cooperation with Tier 1 suppliers.
- If a risk is identified, we will develop a corrective plan and implement measures to minimize risk.
- We will respond to requests from customers and other stakeholders and will report on the risks identified based on evaluation standards and implement corrective measures if necessary.
Through the above-mentioned activities, we will identify and procure materials from those smelters/refiners that underwent an audit and received a clean certification.
April 1, 2019
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility