Conflict Minerals Policy

Rame Service supports the fight against violence, violation of human rights and environmental degradation in the extraction and commerce of some metals (casserite, columbite-tantalite, wolframite from which gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten are obtained) from the African area of the Great Lakes defined as Conflict Region. The region includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and neighboring countries. Profits from the extraction and commerce of these minerals fund armed groups and contribute to the occurrence of inhumane treatments such as trafficking in human beings, slavery, forced labor and / or child labor, torture and war crimes in the "Conflict Region”.

As part of this global scenario, Rame Service undertakes to:
  • not intentionally supplying materials or components containing the specified metals from mines and foundries from the "Conflict Region" which are not certified as "Conflict Free";
  • to ensure compliance with these requirements, by requiring its suppliers to undertake an adequate evaluation process with their supply chains in order to ensure that the specified metals come only from:
  1. mines outside the Conflict Region;
  2. mines and foundries that have been certified by an independent third party such as Conflict Free, if located within the Conflict Region.

Rame Service has obtained or is in the process of obtaining information from its suppliers regarding the origin of the minerals used in the production of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten, used for the production of components supplied by Rame Service.

The goal is to ensure that only Conflict Free materials and components are used in the products and processes that it purchases.

In the event that the presence of minerals extracted or treated in organizations NOT considered Conflict Free is found in any material, part or component purchased by Rame Service, appropriate actions will be taken in order to make the product Conflict Free.