Response to the problem of conflict minerals

With the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in the United States in July 2010, the issue of "conflict minerals" came under close scrutiny worldwide.
Furthermore, since the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a final rule pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act in August 2012, we have been asked by many of our customers to provide information on conflict minerals contained in our products.
Murata regards the issue of conflict minerals as a part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), and we are addressing this issue through the following policies.
  1. Affirm the intent of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance and, in accordance with Murata Manufacturing’s CSR Charter, address the issue of conflict minerals.
  2. Construct a system for managing conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold) contained in our products, and continue our efforts to use less risky parts and materials.
  3. Establish and maintain close coordination with industry organizations, and, based on industry standards, carry out rational and effective surveys in good faith.
  4. Share conflict mineral information, which is obtained through our supply chains, as quickly as possible with our partner companies.
In the future, while maintaining close coordination with our suppliers and customers, in order to fulfill our corporate social responsibilities, we will continue to conscientiously and consistently address this issue.