Approach to the conflict minerals problem

There are concerns that mineral resources mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and 9 neighboring countries are financing armed groups in these regions. In order to address this issue, the Dodd-Frank Act was enacted in July 2010 in the United States and U.S.-listed companies are required to conduct inquiries to determine the refiners of the conflict minerals they use and file a report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

We have agreed with the purpose of the Dodd-Frank Act and established the rules for conflict minerals investigation to promote the responsible procurement of minerals. We explain the purpose and necessity of the conflict minerals investigation to our clients and collect information utilizing a CMRT (Conflict MineralReporting Template).

When requested to disclose information on the results of the conflict minerals investigation by customers, we provide information using a CMRT.

  • ※This CRMT file is company-wide.