Promise 4: Avoiding conflict minerals
Human rights come first
Building electronic devices requires the use of certain materials to make them work. Currently, our products contain tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold, all of which can be considered conflict minerals if they originate from mines controlled by military groups.
We require any supplier we work with to exclude conflict minerals originating from mines in military-controlled regions, and to be able to clearly demonstrate how they’re doing this. At the same time, we’re using the five-step due diligence guidance laid out by OECD* to enforce a strict audit program across every part of our value chain, to ensure your new headphones don’t come with a heavy conscience.
*The five-step due diligence guidance is described in “OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas”