As a company operating around the globe, we depend on a vast network of trusted suppliers, when we buy raw materials for our catalyst production, or for our proprietary equipment. Having a positive impact in our supply chain and cooperating with suppliers gets us to achieve the best agreements with our suppliers, which can enable Topsoe to achieve our strategic goals. We pursue a responsible and balanced approach to our supply base that integrates commercial, quality and risk aspects as well as social, environmental and ethical responsibility (see Topsoe Supplier Code of Conduct)
Topsoe ensures that all its imported chemicals and finished products are developed, maintained and documented in compliance with applicable international and national regulations and requirements - read more about chemical compliance.
Our procurement policy guides our choices to ensure that we get the right value from our suppliers. Furthermore, it gives direction and ensures that Topsoe’s approach is compliant and responsible while being effective, transparent, competitive, and standardized.
Topsoe is committed to the responsible sourcing of conflict minerals (tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold – generally referred to as 3TG) in our supply chain, and to comply with applicable regulations, such as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 as well as the upcoming EU Conflict Mineral Regulation (EU Regulation 2017 / 821).
To the extent Topsoe purchases products from our suppliers, that contain 3TG minerals, Topsoe is requiring that our suppliers inform us regarding the origin of such minerals and declare that they adhere to business standards for smelters and importers, specifically the Responsible Minerals Initiative (formerly CFSI), and comply with applicable regulations.
Topsoe will use best efforts not to acquire any raw materials that Topsoe has reasons to believe originate from conflict affected areas unless such materials are certified as conflict-free.
Topsoe commits to:
- Adopt conflict minerals procedures with detailed actions to ensure Topsoe’s compliance with the commitment stated above
- Identify all Topsoe catalysts impacted by 3TG
- Not buy raw materials containing conflict minerals originating from conflict mines
- Work with our suppliers to ensure that 3TG contained in the products and materials supplied to Topsoe originate from conflict-free sources
- Maintain records of the documentation of compliance of our suppliers
In addition, we are committed to engage with our customers regarding their disclosure obligations. Topsoe will respond to customer enquiries as to whether the products purchased contain 3TG.
While Topsoe’s manufacture of certain catalyst requires 3TG for the product’s functionality, Topsoe’s sustainability policy, which includes respecting human rights, mandates that Topsoe does not take part in any activities or purchase any supplies which involve a conflict affecting human rights in conflict-affected areas. Consistent with that mandate, Topsoe has no direct sourcing activities in conflict affected areas.