SYNNEX Conflict Minerals Policy   

Conflict minerals are minerals mined in situations of armed conflict and human rights violations. An investigation by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) found that local rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring countries in Central Africa used forced labor, abuse of child labor and other illegal means to obtain Tungsten, Tin, Tantalum, Gold, Cobalt and other minerals as conflict minerals.  


SYNNEX is a high-tech industry distribution service provider and is not directly involved in the product manufacturing process.

However, in order to show that SYNNEX attaches great importance to the issue of conflict minerals, we undertakes not to intentionally or indirectly purchase conflict minerals from disputed areas such as Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten, Cobalt and Gold, which are contained in product materials.  


For the procurement of semiconductor electronic components, the essential minerals involved in the operation of Tungsten, Tin, Tantalum, Gold, Cobalt , SYNNEX regularly monitors the list of qualified smelters audited and released by the Responsible Minerals  Initiative (RMI) to ensure that the minerals used in the procurement of semiconductor components come from qualified smelters, and requires reasonable explanations of action plans for suppliers who cannot confirm the completion of the operation.  


In addition, according to the results of SYNNEX 's active tracking of key vendors' conflict minerals policies, 19 of the top 20 key suppliers have disclosed their due diligence policies (including the supplier's official website statement, sustainability report statement and partner code of conduct, etc.), and 1 has promised to introduce a conflict minerals policy in 2024 and disclose it on its official website. In the future, SYNNEX will continue to review the conflict minerals policies and practices of key vendors to fulfill SYNNEX's commitment to support the legal and conflict-free use of minerals, and continue to strengthen the management of sustainable supply chains.