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Conflict Minerals Policy

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1.Overview of Conflict Minerals.

Conflict minerals are the minerals such as the tin, tantalite, tungsten, gold, etc. which are extracted from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries which are involved in conflicts. The fund raised from the conflict minerals finances the armed groups in the conflict regions during the mining process and can cause of violation of human rights such as child labor, forced labor, abuse of women from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries. To end up these violated activities, centered in developed countries designed the policy to prohibit for using these minerals which mined from the DRC and adjoining countries
[Conflict Minerals] Minerals mined in conflict-affected regions Central African Republic of the Congo(Tin, tungsten, tantalum, gold)

Regions in Conflict (10 countries): DR Congo, Congo, Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Zambia, Angola, Tanzania, and Central African Republic

The US Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010 which requires US listed companies to audit their supply chains and report conflict minerals usage to US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) annually.

2. Policy

We will comply with applicable laws and regulations regarding conflict minerals which is worldwide issue. And we will strive to regulate and manage conflict minerals with our global suppliers.
We will request all our suppliers to utilize the conflict minerals Reporting Template developed by EICC/GeSI to continue checking the country of origin and supply chain of minerals.

We will request and ensure all our suppliers to submit the conflict minerals reporting EICC Template.
And we will ensure all our suppliers to submit compliance agreement for prohibiting conflict minerals by written documents.

We require to comply with conflict minerals regulation by identifying the origin of the mineral used in global suppliers, the origin of the mineral used in the smelter and the smelter. We will continue to encourage the adoption of mineral source that comply with Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) program launched by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC).

Cobalt which is issued in human rights such child labor as will be treated in the same way in addition to conflict minerals.