List of Partners

  • AIM Metals & Alloys
  • Alpha
  • Apple
  • BlackBerry
  • Fairphone
  • HP
  • ITRI
  • Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad (MSC)
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Nokia
  • The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Pact
  • Royal Philips
  • Tata Steel
  • Traxys

More information about partners and their iTSCi membership status is available here.

Quotes from Partners

Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands: ‘The Conflict Free Tin Initiative is a good example of a project in which aid and trade come together.  A diverse group of stakeholders have successfully created a supply chain to export conflict free minerals from the conflict prone areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo.’

ITRI: ‘We are delighted to be able to contribute to this very significant step towards bringing mining based communities in conflict free areas of the Kivu’s back into responsible international supply chains – offering the opportunity for further development and a better economic future.’

Fredrick Spalcke, Chief Purchasing Officer, Royal Philips Electronics: ‘We are proud to announce our first products containing verifiably conflict-free tin originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since the beginning of the pilot, we have worked together with key players in the metal industry and our supplier base to track the minerals throughout the chain, all the way to our factory in Mexico. Our first conflict-free lighting product is primarily used in office environments. Our ambition is to expand the use of Congolese conflict-free minerals to our other product lines. This milestone serves as a firm proof that it is possible to create demand for legitimate minerals throughout the chain. We hope that many other companies share our commitment to sustainable business and join us in choosing the conflict-free way.’

Kees Gerretse, Chief Purchasing Officier, Tata Steel: ‘As a tinplate producer operating worldwide we take very seriously our responsibilities regarding the sustainable sourcing of tin in conflict areas. Looking after the wellbeing of our own employees is an important aspect of Tata Steel’s heritage and we applaud initiatives like this that also benefit suppliers’ employees.’

Sasha Lezhnev, Senior Policy Analyst at the Enough Project, the project to end genocide and crimes against humanity: ‘Consumers across North America and Europe are demanding electronics and other products that contain conflict-free minerals from Congo, and this joint initiative is showing leadership by sourcing minerals from a conflict-free mine in eastern Congo. Minerals must be transparently traded, so that exports fully match production capacity, and consumers can be confident they are buying conflict-free products that help communities in Congo.’

David Suraski, Executive President, Assembly Materials Division: ‘AIM is proud to be part of the Conflict-Free Tin Initiative program and we invite other component suppliers and manufacturers to participate in this global cause.’ said David Suraski, Executive Vice President, Assembly Materials Division. ‘Along with uplifting the people of the region the Initiative will establish a degree of transparency in electronic devices for consumers.’