Supplay Chain Policy(DS Myanmar)

Introduction

We, DS Myanmar Company Limited, recognize the risks of significant adverse impacts which may be associated with mining, trading, handling and exporting tin from Conflict-Affected and High- Risk Areas. And we have responsibility to respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict.

Thus, we commit to refraining from any action which contributes to the financing of conflict and comply with all related law and guidance for Conflict Minerals including United Nations sanctions resolutions, US Dodd Frank Act and OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High- Risk Areas.(Annex II)

Objectives

The Supply Chain Policy of DS Myanmar Company Limited was made to ensure that its activities are conducted in line with the above principles which include the Human Rights Policy and Sustainable Procurement Charter.

Also it ensures that the purchasing activities are avoiding all conflict minerals and metals from its supply chain

Company Supply Chain Policy

  1. DS Myanmar Company Limited will not directly or indirectly contribute to the mining, trading, handling, and export of minerals that could be a source of funds for organizations linked to risks such as infringement of human rights, supply of funds to terrorists, money laundering and corruption, or to other forms of misconduct in conflict-affected and high-risk areas. This includes specifically:
    Serious abuses associated with the extraction, transport or trade of minerals:
    1. Any forms of torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment
    2. Any forms of forced or compulsory labor
    3. The worst forms of child labor
    4. Other gross human rights violations and abuses such as widespread sexual violence
    5. War crimes or other serious violations of international humanitarian law, crimes against humanity or genocide
    Direct or indirect support to non-state armed groups
    Direct or indirect support to public or private security forces that are conducting illegal activities
    Bribery and fraudulent misrepresentation of the origin of minerals
    1. Money laundering
    2. Non-payment of taxes, fees and royalties to governments

  2. DS Myanmar Company Limited will perform risk management in the procurement of raw materials and immediately discontinue transactions when it is judged that minerals could be a source of funds for organizations linked to risks such as infringement of human rights, supply of funds to terrorists, money laundering and corruption, or to other forms of misconduct in conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

  3. In support of the above, all of our relevant staff members are directed to follow and trained on procedures to implement a conflict minerals due diligence system that aims to :
    1. Exercise due diligence with relevant suppliers consistent with the OECD Due Guidance and the Responsible Business Alliance’s Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) and encourage our suppliers to do the same.
    2. Provide and expect our suppliers to cooperate in providing, due diligence information to confirm tin containing material in our supply chain does not contribute to illegal armed groups, human rights violations, or financial wrongdoings as defined in Annex II of OECD Guidance.
    3. Undergo RMAP assessments to verify our conflict-free status as well as identify opportunities to continually improve our conflict minerals due diligence management system.
    4. Commit to transparency in the implementation of this policy by making available reports on our progress to our customers, relevant stakeholders (as required).
    5. Aim to establish long-term relationships with our immediate suppliers
    6. Consider ways to support and build capacities of tin supplying counterparties to improve performance and conform to this supply chain policy.
    7. Suspend or discontinue engagement with upstream suppliers after failed attempts at mitigation
    8. Immediately discontinue engagement with suppliers who pose a reasonable risk to be causing severe human rights abuses
    9. Support the implementation of the principles and criteria of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative(EITI)