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Corporate Policy on Conflict Minerals


EU Regulation 2017/821 has been in force since 01.01.2021 and addresses EU importers of so-called conflict minerals and metals.

These include tin, tantalum, tungsten, their ores and gold from conflict and high-risk areas.


Conflict and High-Risk Areas

Conflict and high-risk areas are characterised by armed conflict and widespread violence or other hazards that can harm people.

High-risk areas include, for example, politically unstable regions, characterised by repression or weak institutions, lack of security or the collapse of civil infrastructure and the widespread occurrence of violence. Human rights violations and breaches of national and international law often also increase in these regions. (Source OECD Guidelines)



In our quality policy we have committed ourselves to observing basic ethical rules and reject any form of human rights violations and armed conflicts.

We take our social responsibility regarding the environment, safety, health and human rights seriously, and understand that our business conduct has an impact on society and the environment. We therefore do not knowingly import conflict minerals and metals from conflict and high-risk areas.


Due Diligence

IMS Messsysteme GmbH has worked in a trusting relationship with regular suppliers for many years. We encourage our suppliers to practice verifiable due diligence in their supply chains. According to the annual reporting, the sources of raw materials are exclusively mines that have been classified as “conflict-free” by the RMI.

IMS Messsysteme GmbH is happy to pass on these sources of supply to its customers as part of its disclosure procedures.