NEVA is committed to sourcing materials from companies that share our values regarding human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. Following Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“the Dodd-Frank Act”), NEVA supports the same humanitarian goals in ending the illegal trade of conflict minerals originating in the DRC. These include columbite-tantalite (coltan; i.e., tantalum); cassiterite (i.e., tin); wolframite (i.e., tungsten); gold or their derivatives.
NEVA are therefore committed to:
- Avoiding the use of conflict minerals which directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries;
- Enabling transparency in our supplier relationships;
- Building responsible supplier relationships; and
- Minimizing the environmental and social footprint of our supply chain.
In order to meet these commitments, NEVA:
- Only works with suppliers who source gold from countries outside of the DRC and adjoining countries; and
- Routinely assess our suppliers’ compliance with this policy.
In addition to conflict minerals, NEVA does not source or trade with any business/person of concern with respect to ongoing trade restrictions by the U.S. Government or labour/human rights violations. These include, but are not limited to, goods/materials/labour originating to/through/from these countries listed:
- North Korea
Prohibited countries include any not listed above that are subject to ongoing U.S. trade sanctions regarding the transaction of services/materials relating to the production and manufacture of jewellery.
Prohibited persons of concern, or Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) include those individuals/entities identified by the U.S. Treasury Department who have assets blocked as part of ongoing sanction programs are also prohibited.