As part of Shire’s commitment to responsibility, including its policy on protecting human rights in our own operations along with our supply chain, Shire’s goal is to source raw materials that require the use of tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold (known as 3TG) from conflict-free sources.
Shire expects its suppliers to have appropriate policies and due diligence measures in place that will allow us to reasonably determine if products and raw materials containing conflict minerals originate from conflict-free sources, including those from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its surrounding areas.
In support of this Shire will:
Exercise due diligence of its relevant suppliers consistent with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (the OECD Due Diligence Guidance) and expect those suppliers to do the same with their individual supply chain; and
Engage and collaborate with its suppliers to communicate the use of conflict-free supply chain for Shire’s products, and
Evaluate progress of its Conflict Minerals Program on a periodic basis and communicate to internal and external stakeholders as applicable.