Our company does not trade in or process minerals or ores and is not involved in materials subject to Class 7 ( Radioactive) Transportation Regulations.
SJM does handle Tungsten and Tantalum in metallic alloyed (scrap) condition as well as primary metal form. We do not handle (currently) Tin or Gold.
We condemn the unlawful exploitation of mineral resources , and support the goal of ending violence , human rights violations and environmental devastation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
SJM is committed to supporting a conflict free, not Congo free supply chain. Officially this policy applies to 3TG (Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten and Gold) and does not directly reference Cobalt, however we support responsible sourcing of cobalt metal from suppliers who can demonstrate their sources of materials do not directly or indirectly benefit or finance armed groups, nor are their sources of supply associated with human rights abuses such as forced or child labour. In this regard we select suppliers who demonstrate that the brand (source) of the cobalt metal offered would meet this criteria.
SJM conducts its business in compliance with applicable legislation and is strongly committed to respecting human rights and to combating child labour throughout the supply chain.
The selection of our supplier partners is based heavily upon the approach of the producer (source) in establishing common good practices in sourcing and managing their supply chains responsibly and in the evaluation of feed materials and how and from where they are sourced.