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Global Advanced Metals (GAM) Declared Conformant to Minerals Due Diligence Audit Standard

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) validates GAM for ten consecutive years.

Published 01-30-20

Submitted by Global Advanced Metals (GAM)

 Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd (GAM), a leading producer of tantalum powders and metallurgical products, has successfully undergone  conflict minerals due diligence audits under the RMI Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) audit standard.

For the tenth consecutive year, GAM was determined conformant to the RMAP Standard following the September 2019 audits of its facilities. Since their first validation in 2010, the first such validation of any metal type, GAM facilities in Aizu, Japan and Pennsylvania, USA have been leaders in complying with the RMAP audit program. This conflict-minerals’ due diligence audit program is led and supported by a cross section of industries (e.g. electronics, aerospace, automotive), governments, and multi-stakeholders.

The June 2017 published, RMAP audit standard puts emphases on a management system approach to minerals due diligence with a keen focus on company’s leadership commitment to responsible sourcing. GAM has developed a comprehensive due diligence program based on a broad and deep involvement with organizations like the Public Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA), the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Multi-Stakeholders Group.

GAM’s ongoing leadership role in minerals’ due diligence includes activity such as the December 2019 participation in the PPA delegation visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. This visit aimed to enhance local stakeholders’ engagement and conduct mine sites visits. 

About GAM

A leading conflict-free tantalum producer, GAM has exclusive rights to the world's largest industrial resources of tantalum ore located in Western Australia.

GAM produces conflict-free tantalum powders and metallurgical products at its Pennsylvania, USA and Aizu, Japan plants  for a range of industries including electronics, aerospace, automotive, medical and chemical processing.

GAM's smelting facilities in Japan and the USA were first declared "Conflict-Free" in 2010 under the former EICC/GeSI Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) audit program, and continue to maintain their conformance to the current (RMAP) standard. 

About RBA, RMI and RMAP

The Responsible Business Alliance—RBA was formerly known as the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition—EICC,

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) was formerly known as the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative—CFSI, and

The Responsible Minerals Assurance Process—RMAP was formerly known as the Conflict Free Smelter Program—CFSP.

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Global Advanced Metals (GAM)

Global Advanced Metals (GAM)

About Global Advanced Metals (GAM) A leading conflict-free tantalum smelter, GAM owns the world’s largest known resources of tantalum ore at its Western Australia mines and is actively engaged in exploration and resource development throughout the world. GAM produces conflict-free tantalum powders and metallurgical products for a range of industries including electronics, aerospace, automotive and chemical processing.

GAM’s smelting facilities in Japan and the USA were first declared “Conflict-Free” in 2010 under the EICC/GeSI Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) audit program, and have maintained that status since.

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