This metric is asking whether the company’s due diligence policies/practices extend beyond the area covered by the Dodd-Frank Act - the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its adjoining / neighbouring countries (e.g., Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia).
To answer this metric you should first find the relevant document from the company that sets out their policies and practices regarding their supply chain due diligence (if such a document is not already available on WikiRate). The name of this document varies from company to company, it might be called something like “Supply chain code of conduct“, “Human Rights Policy“, “Responsible Sourcing policy“ or “Supplier Responsibility Standard“. Add this document as a source.
Within this document, find the part that defines which countries are covered by due diligence (try searching for DRC and adjoining countries)
Yes - the company’s due diligence policy / policies covers countries other than those listed (Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). Please add a comment that describes which additional minerals/materials are covered by the policy, and quote from the source where possible. Example: Apple’s supplier responsibility standard which covers that originate from or through “High Risk Regions”, p84 onwards
No - the company’s due diligence policies / practices only covers the listed countries. Example: Tesla’s human rights and conflict minerals policy