updated about 1 year ago by Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)
"2. Direct or indirect support for actions by non-state armed groups or armed by public or private security (1) The company does not tolerate any direct or indirect support for non-state armed groups through mineral extraction, transportation, trade, processing or export. Providing “direct or indirect support” to non-State armed groups through mineral extraction, transportation, trade, processing or export includes purchasing minerals from non-State armed groups or their affiliates, making payments to them, or otherwise providing logistics for them Support or equipment etc. These armed groups or related parties are: 1. Illegal control of the mine site, or otherwise control transportation routes, mineral trading points and upstream actors in the supply chain. 2. Actors who illegally levy taxes or extort money or minerals at the entrance to the mine site, along the transportation route or at the mineral transaction point. 3. Actors who illegally tax or blackmail middlemen, export companies, or international traders. The company will prevent illegal control of mining sites, transportation routes and upstream actors in the supply chain, illegal taxation or demand for money or minerals at the entrance of the mining site, transportation routes or mineral trading points, or to middlemen, export enterprises or international traders Public or private security forces illegally taxing or extorting provide direct or indirect support. In the event that we or any enterprise in our supply chain has signed a contract with a public or private security arm, we promise or will stipulate that we will abide by the Voluntary Principles of Security and Human Rights in cooperation with such security arm Regulations. In particular, we will support or take measures to apply screening policies to ensure that individuals or armed security units known to have committed serious human rights violations are not hired. We will support or take measures to cooperate with local governments, international organizations and civil society organizations. The mineral resources in the supply chain are mined through small workshops or small-scale mining, to avoid or minimize public or private security forces. The negative impact of the mine site on the vulnerable groups, especially the small workshop."