Intel is committed to using only conflict-free1 mineral resources, which means greater economic opportunities and safety for miners and their families. Now through third-party audits and direct validations by Intel’s supply chain organization, we have gone beyond just microprocessors to ensure that our broader product base will be conflict-free.
Knowing where the minerals are sourced from, companies can ensure they are using Conflict Free resources and miners like Jean Marie can earn a fair wage to support their families.
In the past, armed groups could strike any time and take the miners’ profits away. Intel’s commitment to sourcing Conflict Free minerals provide a safer working environment to miners like Richard.
Tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold are referred to as conflict minerals2. They are integral to the technology and other things we rely on every day: from laptops, phones, and tablets to cars, airplanes, lighting, and jewelry. Militias and rebel groups in eastern Congo, funded by the sale of these minerals, have killed over 5 million people since 1998.
Learn more about our efforts to eliminate conflict minerals from our supply chain in the links below.
Conflict-free sourcing policy in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Intel’s efforts to achieve a “conflict-free” supply chain.
Transparency is at the heart of our commitment.
Submit a request to receive Intel's Conflict Minerals Declaration.
See Intel's supply chain expectations concerning conflict-free minerals.
You can help end the violence in the Congo by spreading the word and donating time or funds to these nonprofit partner organizations3.
The Enough Project, an atrocity prevention policy group, seeks to build leverage for peace and justice in Africa by helping to create real consequences for the perpetrators and facilitators of genocide and other mass atrocities. Enough aims to counter rights-abusing armed groups and violent kleptocratic regimes that are fueled by grand corruption, transnational crime and terror, and the pillaging and trafficking of minerals, ivory, diamonds, and other natural resources. Enough conducts field research in conflict zones, develops and advocates for policy recommendations, supports social movements in affected countries, and mobilizes public campaigns.
Find out more about what’s happening in the Democratic Republic of Congo and how you can help.
"Conflict-free" refers to products, suppliers, supply chains, smelters, and refiners that, based on our due diligence, do not contain or source tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold (referred to as "conflict minerals" by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries.
"Conflict minerals", as defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is a broad term that means tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, regardless of whether these minerals finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.
The views and opinions expressed by these organizations are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Intel. Inclusion of these organizations does not indicate direct endorsement or support of them by Intel.