Conflict Minerals

At PCH International, our core values are passion, integrity and teamwork. Our purpose is Developing Partnerships Delivering Peace of Mind and these values stand at the core of every decision we make for the company. We expect all of our business partners and suppliers to operate on the same principles.

PCH designs, creates and delivers products for the world's leading brands. At every step in the supply chain and associated processes, we not only comply with legal requirements, we ensure that our values and purpose are strictly adhered to and we expect our partners to behave likewise. Please see our for more details.

PCH conducts all our operations in a way that respects human rights, including the sourcing of conflict-free minerals. PCH is deeply concerned by the violations of human rights related to the trade of minerals that are mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The profits from the sale of "conflict minerals" finance continued fighting in this region, where some mines are controlled by militias.

The minerals of concern are those used to produce tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold.

What does this mean for PCH?

These minerals are commonly used in the manufacturing of consumer electronics goods such as phones, laptops and MP3 players, as well as goods from other industry sectors. PCH produces accessories for these products and while these minerals are not used by our supply chain partners, as a leading player in the consumer electronics industry, we are committed to ensuring that these minerals remain outside of the supply chains of our clients.

The supply chain of these minerals is incredibly complex. We take the following steps to maintain our position on radical transparency in our clients' supply chains:

1. PCH has strong management systems in place to implement our policy on conflict minerals, aligned with the OECD Guidelines 5-step process for eliminating risk
2. The management team identifies and responds to risks that may occur in the future.
3. We are committed to reporting all information regarding conflict minerals on an annual basis.

International Collaboration

To support the industry in which we operate, PCH is signing up to become a member of the EICC, to ensure that the use of conflict minerals is eliminated in the supply chains of the consumer electronics industry.