Material Issues / Governance

Mineral Sourcing Policy

SMM Group Responsible Mineral Sourcing Policy

Pursuant to the Sumitomo Metal Mining Group Policy on Human Rights, we do not buy minerals that may be associated with human rights violations such as child labor or forced labor, environmental destruction, illegal mining, or corruption, or minerals that may be used as a source of funding for armed insurgents or other such organizations.

We respect the guidance established by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) regarding mineral sourcing, and we exercise appropriate influence over suppliers as we work for responsible mineral sourcing throughout the entire supply chain.