The company Aoyama Automotive Fasteners Czech, s. r. o. fully agrees with the policy related to the usage reduction of gold, tungsten, tin, and tantalum originating in the problematic areas of Congo and its close neighborhood. These areas are infamously known for forced labor and abusing human rights during the extraction of the above-mentioned minerals. The profit gained from selling those minerals is then mainly used to finance armed conflicts in the area. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has been introduced in 2010 by the US government to suppress this negative trend commonly called Conflict minerals or known under the abbreviation of “3TG” (Tungsten, Tin, Tantalum, Gold).
The ACZ is supporting the activities against the conflict minerals usage, intentionally is not using any related substances from the affected region and is also requesting the same approach throughout its supply chain.