Conflict Minerals Policy
Conflict minerals are minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, notably in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC in Central Africa is one of the places facing most serious conflict in the world. The most commonly mined minerals are Cassiterite, Wolframite, Coltan and Gold, which are ores that contain Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and Gold, so called 3TG.
ViewSonic, being a member of electronics industry and civil society, is committed to protecting the environment and the communities, and to operating in a socially responsible way in its LCD monitor supply chain. The actions are addressed as below,
- ViewSonic will do its best to avoid from purchasing parts, components, and materials containing 3TG from any known conflict region.
- ViewSonic has notified its suppliers of its policy on conflict materials. ViewSonic suppliers are expected to ensure the parts, components, and materials that they supply to ViewSonic are DRC conflict-free.
- ViewSonic supports the implementation of the EICC (Electronics Industry Citizen Coalition) and GeSI’s (Global e-Sustainability Initiative) guidelines on Conflict-Free.