Statement on Conflict Minerals
Stryker Corporation and its affiliated companies ("Stryker") support of responsible sourcing.
Stryker’s ongoing effort to eliminate the use of Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold (“3TG”) from sources that may finance armed conflict and promote human rights abuses in The Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries including: Angola; Burundi; Central African Republic; The Republic of the Congo; Rwanda; South Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; and Zambia (“Conflict Region”).
Stryker supports responsible sourcing from the Conflict Region and expects its suppliers to procure material containing 3TG from socially responsible sources. The goal is to eliminate funding to human rights abusers while continuing to support socially responsible commerce in the Conflict Region.
In support of this Policy, Stryker will among other things:
• Conduct reasonable country of origin inquiries and exercise ongoing due diligence of its suppliers consistent with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas to determine whether 3TG from the Conflict Region exist in Stryker’s raw materials, components and/or finished devices, and if so, whether the 3TG was responsibly sourced;
• Require suppliers to conduct due diligence and to provide appropriate information to support the determination of the origin of the 3TG used in the products that they supply to Stryker;
• Engage and collaborate with suppliers to work towards sustainably responsible 3TG sourcing; and
• File an annual Form SD and Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and post these on its website.