Contributing to the development of a DRC conflict free supply chain.
We share international concerns about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries, and we are working to ensure that the mining of the minerals that end up in our products do not contribute to human rights violations in the region. We are making progress: assessment of our semiconductor products indicates that tantalum in our supply chain is DRC conflict free.
100% Conflict Free Tantalum
Our integrated circuit products are comprised of tantalum sourced from 100% CFSP-compliant processing facilities.
Responsible In-Region Sourcing
Approximately 6% of processing facilities reported by our direct suppliers were confirmed as sourcing conflict minerals from the DRC or adjoining countries, and all of those processing facilities have been validated as CFSP-compliant.
CFSP-Compliant Processing Facilities
From calendar year 2013 to 2014, we noted CFSP-compliant processing facilities used in our integrated circuits products increased by 38%.
Conflict Free Supply Chain
From calendar year 2013 to 2014, we noted a 175% increase in our integrated circuit direct suppliers that used 100% CFSP-compliant processing facilities.
100% Survey Response
We received reasonable country of origin inquiry responses from 100% of the direct suppliers of our integrated circuit products.
Qualcomm’s Conflict Free Minerals Policy
Qualcomm is aware of concerns that minerals mined in conflict areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries may be making their way into the electronics industry supply chain and may be fueling human rights violations and environmental degradation in the DRC region.
Qualcomm strives to provide DRC conflict free products by supporting industry-wide efforts to drive transparency in the supply chain and by expecting that our suppliers obtain materials from environmentally and socially responsible sources, including conflict free sources within the DRC and adjoining countries.
Progress in our supply chain.
Increasing the number of processing facilities participating in the Conflict Free Smelter Program (CFSP)
Integrated Circuits Processing Facilities Status by Year
Integrated Circuits Direct Suppliers That Used 100% CFSP-Compliant Processing Facilities By Year
Complying with the Dodd-Frank Act.
In compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, we will report annually on our use of conflict minerals to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Find our most recent disclosure here.
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