Responsible Supply Chain
LuNa Smelter - a leading, conflict free, high quality tin producer
Recognising the risks of significant adverse impacts which may be associated with extracting, trading, handling and exporting minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas and recognising that LuNa Smelter Ltd has the responsibility to respect human rights and not to contribute to conflicts, the company commits to the following policy on responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. LuNa undertakes to refrain from any action which could contribute to the financing of conflict and we oblige ourselves to comply with the relevant United Nations sanctions, resolutions, or, where applicable, domestic laws implementing such resolutions.
LuNa Smelter is conformant with the RMAP Supply Chain Transparency Smelter Audit Protocol (formerly Conflict-Free Smelter Program), a full member of iTSCi (ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative) and recognizes Better Sourcing Program (RSC Global).
We meet OECD
Due Diligence Guidance
In accordance with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas regarding Responsible Supply Chain of Minerals, LuNa will manage its procurement processes in order to:
eliminate direct or indirect support to public or private security forces who illegally control mine sites, transportation routes and upstream actors in the supply chain;
recognise that the role of public or private security forces at the mine sites and/or surrounding areas and/or along transportation routes should be solely to maintain the rule of law, including safeguarding human rights, providing security to mine workers, equipment and facilities, and protecting the mine site or transportation routes from interference with legitimate extraction and trade;
commit that such security forces will be engaged in accordance with the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, in particular, to support or take steps aimed at adopting screening policies which ensure that individuals or units of security forces that are known to have been responsible for gross human rights abuses will not be hired;
support efforts, or take steps, to engage with local authorities, international organisations and civil society organisations with the view of avoiding or minimising the exposure of vulnerable groups (artisanal miners) to adverse impacts associated with the presence of security forces on mine sites.
We meet OECD
Due Diligence Guidance
LuNa Smelter will work with its suppliers to seek remedies for non-compliance with this policy. These remedies may include suspension or discontinuing cooperation with the supplier. LuNa is encouraging its suppliers to:
establish, where practicable, long-term relationships as opposed to short-term or one-off contracts in order to build strong and constructive cooperation;
communicate their expectations on responsible supply chains of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas, and incorporating LuNa’s supply chain policy and due diligence measures into commercial contracts and/or written agreements;
consider ways to support and build capabilities of suppliers to improve performance and conform to company supply chain policy;
develop, together with suppliers, measurable improvement plans involving, where appropriate and necessary, local and central authorities, international organisations and civil society in risk reduction activities;
cooperate with organisations such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), International Tin Research Institute (ITRI), International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) and other relevant organisations to put in place credible and effective processes that seek to ensure that only conflict-free minerals enter the LuNa Smelter mineral supply chain.
nt organisations to put in place credible and effective processes what seeks to ensure that only conflict-free minerals enter the LuNa Smelter mineral supply chain