Basic Policy Concerning Conflict Minerals

DIC Group is working on Conflict Minerals issue seriously, and shows the following “Basic Policy concerning Conflict Minerals” as follows. DIC Group will be engaged in this issue jointly with the suppliers, through our supply chain.

Basic Policy concerning Conflict Minerals The DIC Group refrains from using gold, tantalum, tungsten and tin that are classified as "conflict minerals," that is, minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and abuse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DPR) and its neighboring countries. Moreover, should any raw materials purchased from third-party suppliers be found to contain conflict minerals, the DIC Group will immediately terminate procurement thereof.

Confict Minerals

In compliance with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s requirement for listed companies to report on their use of conflict minerals, the DIC Group published its Basic Policy concerning Conflict Minerals on its global website. This policy outlines the Group’s pledge to refrain from using gold, tantalum, tungsten and tin, which are classified as conflict minerals, that is, minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and abuse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its neighboring countries. The policy also states that should any raw materials purchased from third-party suppliers be found to contain conflict minerals, the DIC Group will immediately terminate the procurement thereof. The DIC Group uses the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template prepared by the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), to conduct conflict minerals audits across its entire supply chain. As of December 2017, responses had been received for more than 90% of the items currently procured by Group purchasing departments.

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