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Among the mineral resources used as the raw material of the product, some of the mined resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and conflict areas in the neighboring 9 nations are used as sources of funds for armed groups that cause human rights violations, environmental destruction, etc.

We Mabuchi Oken has a policy not to use "conflict minerals" (tantalum, tin, gold, tungsten defined by the US Dodd-Frank Act) which is a source of funds for armed groups in these conflict areas.

However, in some conflict areas, some companies are not involved themselves fraudulently and conduct business activities legally, and we pay sufficient attention not to hinder these legitimate business activities.

As a policy of due diligence, to prove that the conflict minerals used for procured parts are not a source of funding for armed groups, Mabuchi Oken verify the findings with supply chain of parts procurement by using CFSI 's Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT : internationally used as a standard research format) and provide correct information to customers.

As a result of above, we support efforts to ensure transparency in the supply chain in the industry and seek to obtain materials from environmentally and socially trusted suppliers, including suppliers in DRC and neighboring countries for conflict-free minerals. By doing so, we will try to provide conflict minerals free products.