We are committed to monitoring the upholding of human rights primarily because of the use of so-called conflict minerals such as tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold in mobile phones and other electronics. These minerals often come from conflict zones in developing countries, where mining can be a source of funds the ongoing war. Mining can also imply forced and child labour.
We are not the direct producers and our direct suppliers are not the processors of these minerals. We are not exposed to the risks of human rights violations that we would be responsible for under international laws. Still, when choosing our suppliers, we insist that they follow these standards.