- Conflict Minerals Policy
- Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative Activities
- Report Conflict Minerals Issues
Plantronics is committed to ethical business principles and promotion of human rights. This includes responsible manufacturing of our products and responsible sourcing of materials. Plantronics requires its suppliers to share in this commitment and has established the Plantronics Supplier Code of Conduct which outlines our expectations of Plantronics suppliers in conducting business in a legal, ethical and responsible manner.
Plantronics Supplier Code of Conduct requires Plantronics suppliers ensure that parts and products supplied to Plantronics containing tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold, be DRC Conflict-free. DRC Conflict-free parts and products contain no metals derived from “Conflict Minerals” such that they directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups through mining or mineral trading in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or adjoining countries where human rights violations are alleged. In accordance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Reform & Consumer Protection Act, Plantronics is working with its suppliers to conduct due diligence and implement policies and procedures so that Plantronics may make proper and accurate disclosures and to enable Plantronics products to be DRC Conflict-free. Due diligence methods employed by Plantronics and its suppliers are based on those described in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
Plantronics supports the EICC/GeSi Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) and collects smelter data by supplier surveys using the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT). Plantronics is an active CFSI member and Plantronics associates world-wide participate in a number the CFSI sub teams, including CMRT, Due Diligence Practices, and Smelter Engagement. We have provided annual training on CM best practices to our key supply chain partners. We engaged consultants to evaluate our Conflict Minerals programs during development. We conducted an audit readiness assessment of our CY2014 Conflict Minerals Report to prepare for future Private Sector audits. We have automated many of our internal Conflict Minerals data collection and evaluation functions through use of Supplier Soft, a Salesforce-based application developed for Conflict Minerals programs. In a recent Tulane University evaluation of all CY2014 Form SD and CMR filings based on criteria combining Compliance and Best Practices, Plantronics was rated among the top 15 of all Form SD and CMR filers, providing independent verification of our commitment to a Conflict-free supply chain.
You can report issues regarding Conflict Minerals, and other business conduct matters, at Plantronics by either clicking on the link or via mail:
Richard R. Pickard
Vice President, Legal and General Counsel
345 Encinal Street