Responsible Mineral and Supply Chain Policy For Raw Materials

Responsible Mineral and Supply Chain Policy For Raw Materials
  • Regarding serious abuses associated with the extraction, transport or trade of minerals:
    We will not support nor tolerate:
    • any forms of torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment;
    • any form of forced or compulsory labor;
    • the worst forms of child labor;
    • other gross human rights violations and abuses such as widespread sexual violence;
    • war crimes or other serious violations of international humanitarian law, crimes against humanity or genocide.
  • Regarding direct or indirect support to non-state armed groups:
    Do not directly or indirectly tolerate nor support non-state armed groups or their affiliates through the extraction, transport, trade, handling or export of minerals, including, but not limited to:
    • illegally control mine sites or otherwise control transportation routes, points where minerals are traded and upstream actors in the supply chain;
    • illegally tax or extort money or minerals at point of access to mines sites, along transportation routes or at points where minerals are traded; and/ or
    • illegally tax or extort intermediaries, export companies or international traders.
  • Regarding bribery and fraudulent misrepresentation of the origin of minerals:
    Do not offer, promise, give or demand any bribes, and will resist the solicitation of bribes to conceal or disguise the origin of minerals, to misrepresent taxes, fees and royalties paid to governments for the purposes of mineral extraction, trade, handling, transport and export.
  • Regarding the payments of taxes, fees and royalties due to government:
    Ensure that all taxes, fees, and royalties related to mineral extraction, trade and export from the areas are paid to governments and disclosed whenever required.
  • Regarding anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing
    Support efforts or take steps, to contribute to the effective elimination of money laundering where we identify a reasonable risk of money-laundering resulting from, or connected to, the extraction, trade, handling, transport or export of minerals derived from the illegal taxation or extortion of minerals at points of access to mine sites, along transportation routes or at points where minerals are traded by upstream suppliers.

In addition, we:
  • Carry out responsible mineral sourcing and adopt supply chain risk assessment continuously in order to comply with terms and requirements of the London Bullion Market Association and the Responsible Business Alliance and Responsible Minerals Initiatives. We will review the commitment made by our business partners and identify potential risks. If any of the above mentioned acts were identified, or should there be any reasonable risk of violation during the procurement and trading processes, or if high risks and illegal conduct were identified, we will perform supply chain due diligence to reassess any misconduct and implement follow-up measures to mitigate the risk, suspend trade or discontinue business engagement immediately.
  • Promote due diligence supply chain policy to staff and suppliers.
    • Train staff involved in the supply chain;
    • Require staff, agents, business partners to comply with the policy.

We refer to the following guidance, act and instructions to ensure that our supply chain comply with the requirements.
  • The OECD – Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas
  • The SEC – Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Section 1502
  • The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)–Responsible Minerals Assurance Process, RMAP
  • The LBMA – Responsible Gold Guidance; Responsible Silver Guidance, Responsible Platinum/Palladium Guidance
  • The LBMA -- Global Precious Metals Code

Solar abides the ethnic requirements of Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and set up a communication channel with our business partners. If any employee of Solar were suspected or found to breach ethical standard, please contact us through