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Eliminating Conflict Minerals (Conflict Metal)

Compliance with EICC Code of Conduct and Thorough Achievement of Using Conflict Free Materials

Each company of the Senju Metal Industry Group (Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd. and its affiliated companies) is a member of EICC (*1), and acts or confirms as follows:

  1. Each company of the Senju Metal Industry Group respects the Code of Conduct established by EICC.
  2. Each company of the Senju Metal Industry Group agrees with the purpose of the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI (*2)), and requests that all refineries supplying tin (Sn) metal should participate in the Conflict Free Smelter (CFS) program implemented by CFSI.
  3. Each company of the Senju Metal Industry Group, in accordance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act and the SEC’s final rule (*3), confirms that refineries supplying tin (Sn) metal have received the CFS program authorization, in order to put into practice the procurement of conflict free raw materials. Furthermore, an audit in the premises of a refinery supplying tin (Sn) metal is conducted if necessary.
  4. Currently each company of the Senju Metal Industry Group has confirmed that all products are manufactured using conflict free materials.
  5. Each company of the Senju Metal Industry Group will, if any new raw material to be used is found to a conflict material, immediately cease the purchase and use of such raw material.
  6. Each company of the Senju Metal Industry Group accepts an audit by a third-party institution designated by EICC.
  7. Each company of the Senju Metal Industry Group will, upon request from a customer, provide the customer with information on the names of each refinery supplying tin (Sn) metal using the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT).

September, 2016
Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
Director / CSR Office General Manager
Motoyuki Ohtake

 

(*1) About EICC

http://www.eicc.info/

(*2) Section 1502 of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act and the SEC final rule

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

(*3) Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI)

http://www.conflictfreesmelter.org/cfshome.htm

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