Responsible procurement of minerals

Responsible management of procurement of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas is required in order not to become a funding source for conflict through mining or trading, and not to be involved in human rights violations or child labor.
As minerals related to Maxell Group products, tin contained in solder used for printed circuit boards, tantalum contained in capacitors, tungsten contained in super hard materials, gold used in lead frames of electronic components, and cobalt contained in the electrodes of lithium ion batteries, etc.

The Maxell Group's policy is to engage in responsible procurement activities in order not to encourage the activities of armed groups in the areas by procuring materials containing conflict minerals.
We will also conduct and continue surveys in line with the "OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas".

(Reference) Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan : OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/gaiko/csr/pdfs/oecd_ddg.pdf