Annual Report 2023

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Conflict-Free Minerals

The mining of minerals often entails above-average risks of human rights violations. That is why we are intensely involved in all of the issues surrounding mined raw materials, particularly when it comes to the four “conflict minerals”: gold, tantalum, tungsten and tin (3TG). WACKER takes care to ensure that raw materials containing 3TG are procured from mines complying with the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) standard.

At least once a year, our suppliers conduct a regular inspection of their source mines and confirm this using a CMRT (Conflict Minerals Reporting Template). The CMRT form was designed by the RMI (formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative). It simplifies the transfer of information along the entire supply chain about a material’s country of origin through the smelter and refiners.

Based on feedback, we have no evidence suggesting that the raw materials from our suppliers come from non-compliant mines.