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16. Promote Peaceful and Inclusive Societies for Sustainable Development, Provide Access to Justice for All and Build Effective, Accountable and Inclusive Institutions at All Levels

Avoid purchasing semiconductor/diodes or any electronic components with conflict minerals

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SDG Alignment

Target Description

Level of Effort

UN SDG Target

16.1

Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere.

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Category Assessment

Assessment

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(1) Evaluate which conflict minerals are present in the diodes or semiconductors used and ask the supplier for visibility into where their minerals were procured and read through the CMR report (conflict minerals report) is available on the supplier website.

Opportunity

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Humanitarian:
Conflict minerals are extracted from conflict areas which can continue to prolong conflicts and violence.

Strategy Build & Execution

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(1) Check supplier website for conflict minerals report.
(2) Enquire with suppliers about their policies surrounding conflict minerals and how often they are updated/audited.

Supplier Negotiation & Contract

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(1) Negotiate with suppliers on value-added components in their service including shipping and handling, installation (LED lights), and recycling.
(2) Establish Contract Supplier Performance Measures where possible.
(3) Ask the supplier for visibility into conflict minerals reporting, ISO-14001, ISO 9001, and ROHS compliance. If commercially feasible, consider negotiating the downstream, product end of life recuperation program with the supplier. Depending on the OEM/reseller, they might derive value in receiving technology end of life.
(4) Include quality assurance and warranty clauses in the contract to ensure an extended higher quality of the product.
(5) Consider purchasing in bulk to maximize leverage.

Supplier Performance & Management

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Integrate annual checks for conflict mineral reporting and compliance with warranty/quality assurance clauses.

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