Lemvigh-Müller wishes to run its business in a responsible and ethically sound way.
Therefore, Lemvigh-Müller dissociates itself from the use of resources which may have the center of conflicts or human rights abuse. This includes conflict minerals, hereafter 3TG
(Currently this includes: columbite-tantalite (coltan, niobium and tantalum), cassiterite (tin), wolframite (tungsten) and Gold and their derivatives mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in the adjoining countries, as defined in the Regulation (EU) 2017/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 and in H.R. 4173, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Dodd Frank Section 1502.)
Consequently, Lemvigh-Müller does not procure 3TG minerals directly from mines or smelters.
As a wholesaler, Lemvigh-Müller uses its influence and knowledge to create awareness about the 3TG requirements all the way through its supply chain. Also, Lemvigh-Müller expects and requires its suppliers to source materials from socially responsible suppliers.
Moreover, Lemvigh-Müller expects all of its suppliers to comply with the Regulation (EU) 2017/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 and the US Dodd-Frank regulation Section 1502. This outlines the supply chain due diligence obligations for importers of 3TG minerals originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The EU regulation was signed into law in June, 2017 and the requirements for EU importers apply from 1 January 2021.
Lemvigh-Müller expects all its suppliers to be able to provide a conflict minerals rapport or declaration, or in another way declare that they have/ will implement conflict minerals due diligence.
Any supplier, non-compliant to these requirements, will be reviewed by our Purchasing Organization for future business.
Lemvigh-Müller will assist its customers in implementing their conflict minerals programs.