Author: Alcatel-Lucent, Published on: 20 November 2015
Alcatel-Lucent is concerned about the situation in DRC and neighboring countries and the indirect effects of the trade of the Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold contained in the components we buy to manufacture products. To prevent the adverse effects of our activity, we have:
- Set up a conflict minerals program to trace the origin of the minerals we use and engage our supply chain following the OECD due diligence guidelines
- Communicated the key elements of this program in our conflict minerals policy
- Joined the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative, which is the key entity supporting companies’ efforts for traceability on conflict minerals
- Publicly reported on our program, as we are required to do under the US Dodd-Franck Act section 1502.
Our efforts have been recognized by stakeholders such as the Responsible Sourcing Network, which published a report on 2014 company reporting.
We are currently following the preparation of the European Union regulation on this topic via our industry association Digital Europe, which is regularly communicating positions on conflict minerals. We are aligned with these positions.
More on Alcatel-Lucent’s supply chain activities: https://www.alcatel-lucent.com/sustainability/supplychain
This is a response from the following companies: Alcatel-Lucent (part of Nokia)