As a world leader in tantalum mining, processing and the production of tantalum metal products, Global Advanced Metals is highly committed to offering the safest work environment to our employees and contractors and in ensuring that our work practices are environmentally responsible. This policy is further reflected in our commitment to serving as an industry champion for a conflict-free supply chain.
In our pursuit to eliminate the unlawful and immoral activities surrounding the trade and use of minerals mined in conflict-affected areas, GAM joined the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) in 2009. The EICC, comprised of leading companies throughout the electronics industry, strives to improve working conditions, ethics, and environmental stewardship throughout the complex electronics industry supply chain. As an active member of the EICC, GAM's processing sites in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. and Aizu Wakamatsu, Japan have been subject to the rigorous Conflict Free Smelter audit program and we proudly maintain a "Conflict-Free Smelter" status through the EICC/GeSI (Global e-Sustainability Initiative).
Our mission is to drive awareness throughout the industry so that all tantalum conflict materials are eliminated from all industry supply chains. To fulfill this mission GAM commits to the following actions:
We strongly encourage all organizations involved in tantalum mining, manufacturing, or the use of tantalum products to join us in keeping conflict minerals out of our supply chain.