Boehlerit is committed to using only sustainable, conflict-free raw materials. This means that we purchase from reputable, certified raw material suppliers. Our suppliers confirm to us at least once a year that their raw materials are 100% conflict-free using the CMRT template. All certified, audited smelters are listed in this report. Boehlerit buys exclusively from these smelters, also within the Union.
Conflict minerals, conflict resources or, in a special case, conflict commodities, are the terms used by human rights groups to describe mineral resources and other natural resources that are cultivated or extracted in conflict or high-risk areas. In many cases, the production or extraction of these materials takes place illegally and outside state control, for example by rebels or militias. Systematic violations of human rights and international law are accepted for the extraction of the disputed substances.
Conflict minerals are currently tin (Sn), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W) and gold (Au) (also known as "3TG").
Boehlerit is committed to ensuring best practices in safety, health, environment and ethics at all stages of its supply and production chain.
Boehlerit fully supports the activities of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to avoid the use of raw materials that finance armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or neighbouring countries.
If you have any questions or suggestions about conflict minerals, please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.