Dealing with Conflict Minerals

Out of concern that a part of minerals (tantalum, tungsten, tin and gold) mined in the Democratic, Republic of the Congo (DRC) or its adjoining countries might be utilized as capital source of the armed groups who have been causing abuse of human rights, ecological destruction and others, Article 1502 of the U.S. financial regulatory reform bill (Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) was enacted on July 21, 2010, and the listed U.S. companies were imposed to specify and report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding usage status about the said conflict minerals.


In order to fulfill our social responsibilities at our procurement activity, our group enacted a policy not to use such the conflict minerals, which may cause abuse of human rights, ecological destruction and other, in our business activity, and our group is going to make very best efforts to eliminate the said conflict minerals through a preliminary investigation and confirmation. Plus, our group is going to deal with a responsible procurement activity and other trials to eliminate the said conflict minerals in collaboration with customers or other parties in our industry cooperating as much as possible with research about the said conflict minerals to be conducted by them.

Revised on Januray 27, 2017

DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO.,LTD.
KONISHI Hideki
President