Enacted on October 6, 2015
Maruho Hatsujyo Kogyo Co., Ltd.
We respect the human right, and we declare that we do not use minerals funded by armed forces as set out in U.S. financial regulatory reform legislation and produced in the Congo Democratic Republic (hereinafter referred to as "DRC") and neighboring countries, in order to avoid direct and indirect imposition on any inhumane act.
It is an international issue that the mineral resources mined in DRC and neighboring countries facing the border have become a source of funding for inhumane armed forces. As a result, the U.S. Financial Regulatory Reform Act established the following items.
We appoint general manager for procuring minerals.
The general manager establishes, monitors, and operates a management system for conflict minerals.
We conduct surveys on our suppliers to promote activities to eliminate the use of conflict minerals.
If a supplier is found to be procuring conflict minerals from armed forces in DRC and bordering neighboring countries, we will immediately stop doing business with the supplier.
We will also request suppliers to improve their accuracy in responding to conflict minerals surveys and procure from conflict-free refineries.
We manage records of procuring transactions by setting storage expiration dates.
All employees involved in managing conflict minerals are continuously educated and trained as required.