Tosoh SMD, Inc. Supplier Code of Conduct

To All Our Valued Customers,

Tosoh SMD is committed to promoting the ethical and legal treatment of all of our employees, providing a healthy and safe work experience, and to protecting the environment of the community. This commitment is summarized through the following published documents: Mission Statement, Guiding Principles, and Quality Policy.

Tosoh SMD's position on forced or compulsory labor and child labor is found in the Guiding Principles section of our Tosoh SMD, Inc. Code of Conduct. We have not identified any Tosoh SMD operations with significant risk for forced or compulsory labor or child labor.


 Joseph W. Buckfeller  Hideki Ohno
 President & COO  Vice President - Corporate Strategy

Tosoh SMD, Inc. expects our supply chain to adhere to ethical and legal standards and requirements in its hiring practices and its treatment of workers, including but not limited to avoidance of human trafficking and slavery. We have adopted a Supplier Code of Conduct which we expect our supply chain to observe and implement. We also expect our suppliers to implement our Supplier Code of Conduct, or a substantially similar set of standards and requirements, with their contractors.

We engage in ongoing dialog with our supply chain to confirm that they adhere to the standards and requirements stated in our Supplier Code of Conduct.

We also train 100% of our supply management personnel on an annual basis on the principles behind our Supplier Code of Conduct, including human rights, and ways to identify risks within the supply chain for violation of our Suppler Code of Conduct.

A copy of our current Supplier Code of Conduct is available for download (PDF). 

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"Conflict Free" Minerals Declaration

It is the policy of Tosoh SMD, Inc. (TSMD) to procure materials from sources that share our vision of adhering to the requirements established by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). We direct our suppliers to undertake reasonable due diligence with their supply chains to determine the location from which materials are being sourced and whether the smelter or refiner has been verified by an independent third party as conflict free. Conflict free refers to products, suppliers, smelters and refiners that do not contain or source materials that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in regions of conflict, identified as Conflict-Affected, High Risk Areas (CAHRA), such as Democratic Republic of the Congo and its adjoining countries.

TSMD relies on the auditing process established by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) to verify the sources of conflict materials are compliant with conflict materials guidelines established under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Customer Protection Act and EU Conflict Minerals Regulation.

TSMD has completed a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) using the Conflict Free Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT), Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT) or another available template created by the RMI. Our products may contain tantalum, tin, tungsten, gold, cobalt or another identified element because these minerals are necessary to the functionality of the product manufactured. TSMD has taken reasonable steps to ensure the minerals are sourced conflict free. The CMRT, CRT or other template provides a common means for the collection of sourcing information on minerals that could potentially originate from these CAHRA regions.

This document declares Tosoh SMD, Inc. and its suppliers’ products to be deemed Conflict Free to the best of our knowledge.

Terms and Conditions

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