Elimination of conflict minerals (conflict metals)

Observation of the RBA Code of Conduct and painstaking efforts to use conflict-free mineral

All the companies of the Senju Metal Industry Group (Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. and other affiliated companies) are members of RBA (Responsible Business Alliance; formerly the EICC)*1, and execute and check the following in the course of their operations.

1. Each company of the Senju Metal Industry Group observes the code of conduct stipulated by RBA.

2. Each company of the Senju Metal Industry Group gives their approval for the aims of the RMI (Responsible Minerals Initiative; formerly the CFSI)*2, and declares its participation in the RMAP (Responsible Minerals Assurance Process; formerly the CFS program) through which the RMI engages all tin (Sn) base metal supplier smelters.

3. Each company of the Senju Metal Industry Group complies with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to the use of conflict minerals and its Final Rule*3 enacted by the SEC of the U.S and checks the RMAP certification of tin (Sn) base metal supplier smelters to ensure that our products are manufactured from conflict-free raw material. In addition, the Group companies conduct on-site inspections of tin (Sn) base metal supplier smelters as necessary.

4. As of now, we have ensured that the products manufactured by each company of the Senju Metal Industry Group are made using conflict-free materials.

5. If we discover that any of the base materials we use are not conflict-free, we immediately cease the purchase and use of the said materials.

6. Each company of the Senju Metal Industry Group agrees to inspections from the third-party organizations designated by RBA.

7. Upon request by our customers, each company of the Senju Metal Industry Group provides information on the names of the smelters of our suppliers, using the Conflict Mineral Report Template (CMRT).

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April 2020
Yuka Sato
Board of Director and CSR Committee General Manager for Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.

 

*1: Information about RBA

http://www.responsiblebusiness.org/

*2: Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to the use of conflict minerals and the pursuant SEC Final Rule

http://www.sec.gov/about/laws/wallstreetreform-cpa.pdf
http://www.sec.gov/rules/final/2012/34-67716.pdf

*3: RMI (Responsible Minerals Initiative; formerly CFSI)

http://www.responsiblemineralsinitiative.org/