Materials Extraction

Materials Extraction

The risk derived from the materials extraction stage is the risk of using conflict minerals in products. Internally, ASUS has made the policy to ban the use conflict minerals and publicly proclaims it to show its concern and actions on this issue. The policy demands all suppliers to purchase and use minerals not coming from the conflict regions as the first priority. Through the regular annual survey, ASUS discloses the status of using conflict minerals in its supply chain and the supply chain smelter list to show its responsibility. For external cooperation, ASUS joined the CFSI established by EICC and GeSI in 2014 to provide supports.

For the issue of non-sustainable tin mining at Bangka/Belitung of Indonesia, ASUS joined the Tin work team. Through the participation in the work team composed of non-profit organizations, brands in the same industry, and consulting firms, ASUS convened with the Indonesian government and local mining firms for mapping out different plans for sustainable extraction of minerals. For information on the management strategy at the minerals extracting stage, refer to Figure below.

ASUS Supply Chain Management Strategy at the Materials Extraction Stage

ASUS has been started the regular survey on conflict minerals since 2014. The survey conducted in early 2016 covered all suppliers that still worked with ASUS in 2015. Please visit the link for the results: Conflict Minerals