Partners CSR

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LG Innotek is fully committed to prohibiting the use of conflict minerals collected in the disputed territories of nations such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mineral Disputes Overview

"Conflict minerals" refer to four minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold) mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the neighboring nations, including Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Congo, Zambia, Angola, Tanzania, and the Central African Republic (10 nations in total). These territories are currently controlled by militant groups, including insurgents and conquering armies, that mine and distribute these minerals to secure funds. This practice continues to cause disputes and often results in casualties, human rights violations, and labor exploitation. The conflict minerals referred to as the 3TG (tin, tungsten, tantalum, gold) are used across industries, including the manufacturing of mobile phones, electronic appliances, and automotive parts. In July 2010, the U.S. Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and in August 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) passed the follow-up measures. This requires every company listed in the U.S. securities market to submit their annual reports on the use of conflict minerals to the SEC.



Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act passed by the U.S Senate.



Establishment of detailed enforcement decree deferred.

Caused the strong opposition from related industries

Difficulty in identifying supply chains

Ambiguity in the application of the raw



SEC passed the subsequent measures.


May 31

Firms listed in the U.S. securities market are required to report the use of conflict minerals to tge SEC.

Conflict zone

LG Innotek's Response

In 2014, LG Innotek conducted a survey on the use of conflict minerals by its suppliers and partners in and outside of Korea. This survey complied data from its suppliers that use these conflict minerals in their supplies, thus allowing LG Innotek to establish a response system and swiftly address customer demands.
We also established a monitoring system for conflict minerals and has continued to manage data on whether conflict minerals are included in products.

Conflict Mineral Management Policy

Funds from Conflict Minerals has been turned into armed forces to massacre their own people as well as occurring forced child labor women’s human rights abuse during the mining process.

LG Innotek allows Mines and smelters outside the “Conflict Region” or Mines and smelters which have been certified by an independent third party as “conflict free” if sourced within the “Conflict Region” to be included in our supply chain for any of our products.

To against this, LG Innotek follows the process as below.

· LG Innotek establishes with work process and complies with international standard against the conflict minerals.
· Using the EICC ‘Conflict Minerals Report Template' provided by the EICC-GeSI, every smelter and origin information of all the tantalum, tungsten, gold used in LG Innotek products are listed.
· LG Innotek supports our supplier to purchase minerals from Conflict-Free Smelter(CFS).
· With cooperation with professional groups and our customer, we are operating a communication channel to read the latest conflict mineral trends.