Tandom Metallurgical tales it’s corporate responsibilities seriously and is committed to complying fully with it’s obligations.
Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold are metals considered in the scope of conflict minerals such that their mining and processing may involve armed conflict.
Our policy toward Conflict Minerals is as follows;
Tandom Metallurgical supports the principles of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance regarding conflict minerals endorsed by the Lusaka Declaration 2010 whilst noting that;
“This guidance provides a framework for detailed due diligence as a basis for responsible global supply chain management of tin, tantalum, tungsten, their ores and mineral derivates, and gold (hereafter “minerals”).1 ”
“ 1. Metals reasonably assumed to be recycled are excluded from the scope of this Guidance. Recycled metals are reclaimed end-user or post-consumer products, or scrap processed metals created during product manufacturing. Recycled metal includes excess, obsolete, defective, and scrap metal materials which contain refined or processed metals that are appropriate to recycle in the production of tin, tantalum, tungsten and/or gold.”
Aluminium alloys produced by Tandom Metallurgical are manufactured from scrap metals. Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold are not used as alloy additions in the manufacture of aluminium alloys and are not routinely analysed for during production there being no commercial or metallurgical reason to do so. Any content of these metals in the aluminium alloy is purely residual.
Tin is found in aluminium alloys as a residual element generally less than 0.1%. Aluminium alloys produced by Tandom will have low levels of Tin, however, this has not been a deliberate addition by Tandom and the alloys are produced from secondary raw materials, waste or scraps sourced from within the UK and European Union and are not of origin from outside of the UK or E.U.