Conflict Minerals Policy

Some of the so-called conflict minerals (gold, tin, tantalum, tungsten) mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring countries (hereinafter referred to as DRC countries) are a source of funds for armed groups, and human rights violations in mining are also a problem.

In July 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act was enacted in the United States with the aim of eliminating the use of conflict minerals, and companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges were required to disclose information on the use of conflict minerals in their products.

Suzuki High-Tech, Inc. respects the purpose of this law and, with the cooperation of our suppliers, conducts a history survey of these minerals and prohibits the use of gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten, which are sources of funds for armed groups, in DRC countries.

In the future, if it is found that parts and materials contain conflict minerals that are a source of funds for armed groups, we will request suppliers to change the material suppliers, and if there is no improvement, we will stop purchasing from that supplier.

Revised: September 20, 2017
Suzuki High-Tech Corporation
President & CEO Kazunori Suzuki