Conflict Minerals and Cobalt Sourcing Policy
Synaptics is concerned that the exploitation and trade of conflict minerals (as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)) and cobalt originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining regions is helping to finance conflict characterized by extreme levels of violence. As part of Synaptics’ commitment to corporate responsibility and to the respect of human rights in our operations and in our global supply chain, it is Synaptics’ goal that any use of conflict minerals, and cobalt in our products does not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in these regions.
Synaptics supports, and expects its suppliers to comply with, the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI). Although Synaptics does not directly source conflict minerals or cobalt, Synaptics requires each of its suppliers to have in place conflict minerals and cobalt sourcing policies and to, at a minimum, conduct annual due diligence on their own supply chain, that will enable these suppliers to conduct responsible sourcing and to not knowingly procure or provide to Synaptics materials that contain conflict minerals or cobalt from conflict areas of the DRC or adjoining countries.
For more information on our conflict minerals and cobalt sourcing policies and diligence, please refer to our most recent Conflict Minerals Report at: https://www.synaptics.com/conflict-minerals.