Conflict mineral management

intro section

We pledge to follow the requirements of the Responsible Minerals Initiative and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (CAHRA). We ask our global suppliers to truthfully disclose the use of smelters by completing the latest Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) form.

Zyxel conflict mineral management procedure

Our conflict mineral management process

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Establish a conflict-free mineral policy and requirements
Incorporate the requirements into the supplier's annual qualification evaluation
Define the scope of the investigation and carry out evaluations annually to trace the source of minerals used in the supply chain
Develop an annual supplier audit plan and track the improvement status of suppliers with low performance
Take escalation actions immediately and request the suppliers to continue to address the critical issues until the risk is acceptable, otherwise suspend cooperation, as necessary

Our annual mineral source survey

Zyxel conducts an annual survey to trace the source of conflict minerals for its products. In 2021, the conflict minerals disclosure rate of Zyxel products was above 99 percent. The area distribution of qualified smelter locations is as follows with mineral resources primarily sourced from Asia.

Zyxel product coverage rate on conflict mineral
 
2016
 
2017
 
2018
 
2019
 
2020
 
2021
Supply chain response rate(%)
 
2016
 
2017
 
2018
 
2020
 
2021

The area distribution of qualified smelter locations is as follows. The mineral resources are mostly from Asia.

Tantalum
 
  • Asia5655.66%
  • North America2020.05%
  • Europe1716.51%
  • South America87.78%
Tin
 
  • Asia7170.97%
  • South America1716.67%
  • Europe65.78%
  • North America55.38%
  • Central Africa11.21%
Gold
 
  • Asia5150.57%
  • Europe2928.83%
  • North America1110.87%
  • Middle East33.42%
  • South America33.33%
  • South Africa21.58%
  • Australia11.23%
  • Western Africa00.09%
  • Oceania00.09%
Tungsten
 
  • Asia7070.79%
  • Europe1615.73%
  • North America109.89%
  • South America43.60%

landing section

Our responsible supply chain strategy