Conflict-Free Minerals Policy

Conflict Minerals are tantalum, tin, tungsten, gold (3TG),  cobalt and mica derived from or sourced from mines in conflict areas or high risk regions, or illegally taxed on trade routes, either of which are controlled by non-governmental military groups, or unlawful military factions. JCET requires our suppliers to comply with the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct and only source materials from environmentally and socially responsible suppliers and requires that all vendors purchase and use minerals that comply with “Conflict-Free”, and source from the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) Conformant Smelters & Refiners list of Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) ( All suppliers shall source the minerals from smelters & refiners who have been validated by the RMAP audit program. Smelters & refiners who are not RMAP audited shall be removed from the supply chain.

Supplier Requirements

If there are conflict minerals used in items supplied to JCET, suppliers must report this to JCET and take alternative measures immediately, and in accordance with the requirements and implementation of corrective actions which should be completed before continuing to supply, to ensure full compliance with conflict-free requirements. All conflict products and materials should follow the process follow for the nonconforming product procedure. JCET requests that our suppliers undertake commercially reasonable due diligence with the supply chain every year to assure that metals used in items supplied to JCET are not sourced from conflict mines in conflict areas. Supplier or supply chain smelter changes (including adding or removing a previous reported smelter) are treated as a major change and need notice JCET by the CFSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template or other report in conformance with the IPC-1755 Conflict Minerals Data Exchange standard immediately. Suppliers, Mineral Processors and down to the level of Mining Companies or the original source of primary ore at the mining level in the supply chain shall establish the policies and management process towards conflict minerals that is consistent with OECD Guidance and this standard.