Sourcing sustainable raw materials

Sourcing sustainable raw materials

We firmly believe that sustainable business success must be based on a foundation that includes continuous compliance with legal, industrial and environmental standards as well as self-imposed rules that go beyond them.

  • CRONIMET condemns all activities in the raw materials sector that involve illegal or unlawful exploitation of ores, that directly or indirectly fund or benefit armed groups in conflict zones, or that contribute to serious human rights abuses.

  • CRONIMET fully supports the activities of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that address these risks and implements the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict Effected and High-Risk Areas (OECD Guidance).

  • CRONIMET only works with suppliers that meet the requirement of the CRONIMET Supplier Code of Conduct. This includes compliance with labor rights standards as well as topics such as environmental protection, business ethics and conflict-free sourcing.

  • CRONIMET does not use metals and minerals from conflict and high-risk areas for the production of its products and thus complies with the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/821) and the requirements of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

You can learn more about our supply chain policy here.

You find the Annual Reports on Metals and Minerals from Conflict and High-Risk Areas here: 20212022 and 2023.  

You find the summary report on conflict minerals according to (EU) 2017/821 here.

You are welcome to report violations of the CRONIMET Supply Chain Policy or Supplier Code of Conduct via our anonymous whistleblowing system or directly to our Compliance Department: compliance[at]

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