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Eliminating Conflict Minerals (Conflict Metal)

EICC (Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition) Commitment and Non-use of Conflict Minerals

Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd and its related companies (Senju Metal Group) fully support the vision and goals of the EICC (*1) and are committed to fulfilling the following responsibilities:

1. Senju Metal Group recognizes and respects the standards outlined by the EICC Code of Conduct.

2. To comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act and the SEC’s final rule(*2), in order to eliminate the use of conflict minerals, Senju Metal Group confirmed with all of its tin (Sn) base metal sourcing companies and its smelters in writing that their minerals are conflict-free.

3. In addition to obtaining written certification, Senju Metal Group conducted on-site audits of tin (Sn) sourcing companies and smelters.

4. As a result, it was verified that no raw materials used by Senju Metal Group for its products have been derived from conflict minerals.

5. If raw materials are ever found to be derived from conflict minerals, Senju Metal Group will immediately discontinue the purchase and use of those materials.

6. Senju Metal Group is requesting all of its smelters to participate in the Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) Program offered by the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI(*3)).

7. Senju Metal Group will also continue to provide information on the traceability of tin (Sn) base metal to the EICC and accepts an independent third-party audit to be designated by the EICC

8. Upon customer request, Senju Metal Group will provide the list of smelters via the EICC/GeSI Conflict Mineral Reporting Template.

February, 2014
Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
Director / CSR Office General Manager
Kazutoshi Sakaguchi

 

(*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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