Meta Responsible Minerals Sourcing Policy

Effective Date: May 26, 2023

At Meta, we aim to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.  We are committed to achieving the highest standards of quality and integrity in all our business operations, and we expect suppliers doing business with Meta and our affiliates to share this commitment. Our approach begins with establishing clear expectations with our suppliers through our standards and policies. This Policy guides our responsible minerals sourcing practices and expectations for our suppliers.

Meta recognizes that the risk of significant adverse impacts, including human rights abuses and conflict, may be associated with the extraction, trade, handling and export of minerals originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. Cassiterite, columbite-tantalite (coltan), wolframite and gold, and their derivatives tin, tantalum and tungsten - or “3TG” - are known as “conflict minerals”. These minerals have been linked to armed conflict and human rights abuses around the world, and specifically in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries.

Accordingly, Meta is committed to the responsible sourcing of minerals used in our products and we comply with conflict minerals-related legal obligations where they are applicable. We expect our suppliers to share this commitment and to fully support Meta in meeting our regulatory requirements.

Meta conducts due diligence in accordance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas and the Supplements and Annexes thereto (OECD Guidance,  available here).

This includes establishing strong management systems, identifying and assessing risks in our supply chain, responding to identified risks, supporting independent audits of smelters and refiners, and reporting on our supply chain due diligence. Meta supports sourcing from smelters and refiners that participate in industry-wide programs such as the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), which validates smelter and refiner conformity to the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) standard and equivalent cross-recognized standards.

Meta expects suppliers to have a policy in place and to conduct responsible conflict mineral sourcing within their own supply chains through due diligence practices that conform to the OECD Guidance and Meta’s requirements as specified in our contracts. Meta expects suppliers to provide copies of their policies and due diligence information on the sourcing of conflict minerals in our supply chain as requested. If a supplier does not meet our expectations, Meta will engage with that supplier as appropriate.

Meta will continue to monitor global developments and the emergence of additional requirements or standards related to the responsible sourcing of other minerals globally.

You can download a copy of our Responsible Minerals Sourcing Policy here.

Conflict Minerals Report

You can find detailed information on our conflict minerals due diligence measures and results for our most recent reporting year in our annual Conflict Minerals Report. Conflict Minerals Reports for previous reporting years can be found by searching our SEC Filings under the Financials tab above.