Responsible Minerals Procurement Policy

We have established the following policy regarding the procurement of tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold, cobalt and mica to avoid OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Annex II risks* from areas defined as conflict and high-risk areas.

We require our suppliers to purchase the above minerals from smelters certified for their due diligence operations by an independent private audit company’s audit programme.

Once risks are identified in the supply chain, we request our suppliers to take corrective action to exclude the risks.

*OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), Annex II Risks.

-Serious abuses associated with the extraction, transport or trade of minerals. (e.g.: child labour)
-Direct or indirect support to non-state armed groups.
-Illegal control by public or private security forces. (e.g.: security guard rackets)
-Bribery and fraudulent misrepresentation of the origin of minerals.
-Non-payment of taxes, fees and royalties to governments (tax evasion)

February 1, 2024
President and CEO
Kotaro Shimada

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