Raw Material Procurement
Raw material procurement at H.C. Starck relies on two pillars: the continuous expansion of its recycling activities and the fair, conflict-free and sustainable procurement of raw materials.
We continuously strive to become independent from surging volatility and speculations on the raw materials market. That is why we strongly focus on technology metal recycling to secure our conflict-free raw material supply chain.
H.C. Starck has unique expertise in recovering secondary materials as valuable commodities through environmentally-friendly and resource-efficient processes.
Using innovative technologies, we are recycling increasing volumes of post-industrial waste, slags, and scraps and turning them into high quality and high-performance technology metals.
Primary raw materials certified as being of conflict-free origin
We operate globally in accordance with stringent purchasing guidelines and process only raw materials acquired from conflict-free sources. Our responsible supply chain management ensures the primary raw materials we use are of conflict-free origin. H.C. Starck purchases raw materials solely from suppliers that adhere to environmentally friendly and socially responsible conflict-free business practices.
A certified “Conflict-Free Smelter”
H.C. Starck fully supports the position of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to avoid the use of ores and metals that finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.
With a variety of control mechanisms, we perform thorough due diligence on all raw material offers based on current OECD and EICC guidelines before we accept any material into our production. H.C. Starck has been twice certified by the EICC as a “Conflict-Free Smelter” for our sustainable procurement process.