SUMIKA QUALITY POLICY
Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies is committed to exceeding customer expectations by delivering the highest quality cost efficient products on time. Sumika Electronic Materials will pursue continual improvement by promoting an environment that values and develops its people and business processes with active support from top management.
SUMIKA ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies seeks to provide products that meet our customer’s, employee’s and the community’s environmental expectations. We seek to conduct our operations in an environmentally responsible manner and create a work environment that enables our company’s employees to work injury-free. This is consistent with our company’s values and is integral to our continual improvement.
To accomplish this, our company will:
- Meet or exceed all applicable legal requirements.
- Pursue pollution prevention opportunities in our operations.
- Request our suppliers and contractors to conduct their operations in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
By integrating environmental objectives into our decision-making, performance tracking and review processes our company will achieve active participation by all employees and meet our goals.
CONFLICT MATERIAL POLICY
Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies fully supports the goals and objectives of Section 1502 (“Section 1502”) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”), which aims to prevent the use of certain “Conflict Minerals” that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries (as defined in the Act). “Conflict Minerals” include: columbite-tantalite (coltan) (i.e., tantalum), cassiterite (i.e., tin), gold, wolframite (i.e., tungsten) or their derivatives and could expand to include other minerals or their derivatives, as determined by the U.S. Secretary of State.
Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies is committed to avoiding the use of Conflict Minerals which directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries. Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies is committed to complying with the reporting obligations required under Section 1502 of the Act, as well as the related rules and regulations issued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the requirement that Sumika Electronic Materials conduct inquiries into the source of any Conflict Minerals included in its products. Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies also intends to adopt the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition Due Diligence reporting process and obtain chain of custody declarations from suppliers to ensure transparency and corporate social responsibility throughout the supply chain.
Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies’ suppliers are required to acknowledge Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies’ Code of Conduct, which includes requirements regarding Conflict Minerals and responsible sourcing. Suppliers are also responsible for passing the same requirements on to their suppliers.
Suppliers will be required to declare that all products supplied either:
- 1. Do not contain tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold that are necessary to their production or functionality, or,
- 2. If they do contain these minerals, that they originate from non-conflict areas or from smelters that have been validated by an independent private sector party to be conflict free.
Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies will evaluate its relationships with its suppliers on an ongoing basis to ensure continued compliance with this policy. Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies reserves the right to request additional documentation from its suppliers regarding the source of any Conflict Minerals included in its products. In addition, suppliers must maintain and provide to Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies upon request traceability data for a minimum of five years. Suppliers who do not comply with these requirements shall be reviewed by Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies’ supply chain organization for future business.