HP has published a list of the 195 smelters that have been identified within its supply chain. You can find the list here. HP is also having its smelter identification process be independently reviewed.
HP has also publishing the factory street addresses and product types of its product final assembly suppliers. You can find the list here.
Tony Prophet (Senior vice president, Supply Chain Operations, Printers and Personal Systems Group, HP): We are committed to collaborating across our supply chain as well as with NGOs and industry organizations to drive responsible sourcing within the Democratic Republic of the Congo and achieve a Conflict-Free Supply Chain.
The mining of minerals used to produce tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TG) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been linked to the funding of armed groups waging a civil war in the country. These metals are widely used in many industries and are commonly found in electronic products.
HP says it has been active with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), industry organizations and government entities, including the Enough Project, the U.S. State Department and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, around addressing conflict minerals within its supply chain.
HP has one of the industry’s most extensive supply chains, comprising more than 1,000 production suppliers and tens of thousands of non-production suppliers, spanning more than 45 countries and territories.
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