California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

H.C. Starck recognizes and supports the goals of Californias Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010. H.C. Starck does not and will not use forced, indentured or involuntary labor in any of its operations and will not knowingly utilize any supplier suspected of doing so. H.C. Starck maintains a robust supply chain management system that seeks to ensure, through regular verification, audit and certification that its raw materials are sourced in a socially responsible manner that does not support conflict participants or those engaged in human trafficking.

As part of its commitment H.C Starck has implemented a verified supply chain management system that meets the requirements of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas. H.C. Starck is one of the few companies to pass consecutive audits under the EICCs Conflict-Free Smelter Program introduced in 2010. Please see the H.C. Starck Group Raw Material Procurement Statement for more information

H.C. Starcks Code of Conduct is reviewed and understood by all employees, including those with direct responsibility for supply chain management. Among other things, Starcks Code of Conduct states specifically that no exploitation of children will take place in any mining activities or production processes. Procurement staff and other compliance personnel are trained and required to understand and follow H.C. Starcks supply chain management procedures.

Ethical and socially responsible procurement of materials is a cornerstone of H.C. Starcks corporate philosophy and business model. We continuously assesses ways and methods to assure our supply chain activities do not facilitate or support forced labor or human trafficking or economically benefit those engaged in armed conflict.