|* For Suppliers
- Conflict Minerals Issue -
We view responsibility of corporations on conflict minerals** as an important
CSR issue and work together with FDK group companies and suppliers to increase
the transparency of supply chain in the purchasing activities and to ensure
responsible mineral sourcing practices.
** Conflict minerals Conflict minerals are the minerals whose mining or
trading finances armed groups and fosters conflicts, or the ones closely
related to such issues as human rights abuses or labor issues. The Dodd--Frank
Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enacted in July of 2010
requires U.S. and foreign companies listed on the U.S. Stock Exchange to
report the use of conflict minerals that are used to produce tantalum,
tin, tungsten, and gold and any other minerals named by the State Department
to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).