Powder producer H.C. Starck has received certification for processing of ‘conflict-free’ tantalum raw materials for the sixth year in a row.

Unlike in past years, the adjustment of the structures under corporate law meant that this year’s audit includes the newly founded subsidiary H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH and the associated company H.C. Starck Smelting GmbH & Co KG. This means all subsidiaries that process tantalum at the Goslar, Mito, Tokyo, Map Ta Phut, and Laufenburg locations remain certified.

‘It is and remains a key pillar of our raw materials strategy that we source and process tantalum exclusively from demonstrably conflict-free sources,’ says Dr. Jens Knöll, Chairman of the Executive Board of H.C. Starck GmbH. ‘We focus on achieving the greatest possible transparency on this subject, and we are pleased to have met the stringent CFSP criteria once again.’

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