To ensure Signify does not indirectly contribute to human rights abuses in cobalt, lithium, mica and graphite mining, we do carry out an investigation to understand which of our suppliers are using these minerals and what is their supply chain. Based on such due diligence we can define next steps needed to address social issues and drive proper improvement.
We started with cobalt, as it is present in our battery supply chain for emergency lighting and remote controls. Although it covers a small part of our spend, we have prioritized this topic and engaged on responsible sourcing standards. Since 2018, we have been part of the Partnership agreement for Fair Cobalt together with Fairphone, Huayou and Impact Facility (Fair Cobalt Alliance). This partnership aims to improve health and safety, fairer income and community impacts in artisanal small-scale mines (ASM) and contribute to the development of a transparent battery supply chain.