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JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group Code of Conduct

Ensuring a stable supply of non-ferrous resources and materials is our social mission. We are engaged in a wide range of operations from exploration, mining, smelting & refining to metal fabrication and electronic materials production. Complying with Code of Conduct stipulated below, we will pursue technical rationality and efficiency and make improvements in quality & product properties and other matters in all aspects of our operations from development, production and marketing. At the same time, we will continue to promote recycling of resources and materials to achieve zero emission. This is our way of achieving continuous innovation in the productivity of resources and materials.

In the conduct of our business, we are committed to maintaining and enhancing a harmonious relationship with a wide range of stakeholders, including our customers and the communities in which we operate. We are committed to contributing to the sustainable development of society on a global scale.

1. Our social mission

Based on continuous technological development and full awareness of our responsibilities in designing products, we will develop and produce a variety of products efficiently while minimizing waste. At the same time, we will promote recycling and reduce the impact of our operations on the environment. By doing so, we hope to obtain the satisfaction and trust of our customers and of society as a whole.

2. Compliance with laws and regulations and engagement in fair trade

We will comply with domestic and/or overseas laws and regulations, and will engage in fair, transparent and free competition and trade based on the fulfillment of our social responsibilities.

3. Disclosure of corporate information and protection of personal information

We will communicate not only with our shareholders, but also with the public at large, and will disclose corporate information in an active and equitable manner while focusing on the protection of personal information.

4. Creation of an optimum health, safety and working environment

We will place top priority on health, safety and disaster prevention and will ensure a comfortable working environment that respects employees’ personality, human rights and individuality.

5. Environmental conservation

Based on the awareness that tackling environmental issues is an essential requirement for corporate existence, we will engage in activities aimed at conserving the global environment, including biodiversity, in a voluntary, active and continuous manner.

6. Enhancement and strengthening of risk management

We will establish a risk management system based on scientific data to enhance and strengthen risk management.

7. Harmonious relationship with society

We will commit ourselves to social contribution activities and work as a good corporate citizen to achieve a harmonious relationship with the rest of the society of which we are part.

8. International business operations

In international business operations, we aim to contribute to sustainable development by protecting the fundamental human rights of people in countries and areas where we operate, and by respecting their cultures and customs.

9. Elimination of antisocial activities

We stand firm against all antisocial forces and groups that threaten social order and safety.

10. Management responsibilities

Management executives will take the lead in implementing this code of conduct and ensure it is thoroughly implemented across the Group. In the event of any non-compliance with the code of conduct, the management executives will investigate the causes, work to prevent reoccurrence, disclose information to the public promptly and accurately, and be held accountable for the event.

JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group Basic Policy on Health and Safety

We place the highest priority on ensuring the health and safety of people working in all areas of business operations at the JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group and create attractive workplaces by providing safe, secure, and healthy working environments.
  1. We will comply with all laws and regulations relating to health and safety, establish voluntary standards required to achieve compliance, and rigorously manage and adhere to such standards.
  2. We will strive to continuously improve and enhance industrial health and safety management systems and achieve health and safety goals.
  3. We will actively provide information and education in order to develop human resources that think and act spontaneously, and raise health and safety awareness throughout the organization.
  4. We will identify hazards in all areas of business operations, work to eliminate such hazards and reduce risk, steadily achieve annual accident reduction targets, and ultimately aim to ensure no accidents ever occur.
  5. We will work to maintain and improve employees’ mental and physical health by ensuring good communication and comfortable working environments and taking steps to maintain health and prevent sickness.

JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group Basic Environmental Policy

As a comprehensive manufacturer of nonferrous metals and advanced materials, the JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group is rising to the challenge of innovation in the productivity of resources and materials.Committed to compliance with environmental regulations, we carry out the following initiatives in order to proactively strive for environmental conservation on a global scale, including measures against global warming, and contribute to building a sustainable society.

  1. We will contribute to achieving a decarbonized society by promoting technological innovation and energy transition and aiming for zero greenhouse gas emissions.
  2. We will supply environmentally-friendly advanced materials to support the growth and advancement of society.
  3. We will promote resource recycling and aim for zero emissions in all our business activities.
  4. We will thoroughly raise each employee’s awareness of environmental conservation through environmental education, leading to business activities with less environmental impact.
  5. We will share information on environmental conservation activities with stakeholders and seek to operate in harmony with society.

JX Nippon Mining & Metals USA, Inc. Environmental Policy

At JX Nippon Mining & Metals USA, Inc. we believe that our future depends on the actions we take right now. We are dedicated to a secure tomorrow through environmentally sound business practices today.

Top Management is committed to:

Top management will review the environmental policy and its supporting objectives annually to ensure that JX Nippon Mining and Metals USA Inc. remains compliant to its legal and regulatory requirements.

JX Nippon Mining & Metals USA, Inc.
President & CEO,
Masago Kuwabara

JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group Basic Quality Policy

The JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group hereby sets forth, and acts in observance of, this Basic Quality Policy in order to contribute to the development of a sustainable society while recognizing that its social mission is to stably supply nonferrous metals and materials.

  1. Grasp the requirements of customers and society correctly in order to offer products and services that customers can trust and that satisfy their needs.
  2. Improve and maintain quality in all processes from development, design, and production to delivery, while paying due attention to safety and environmental conservation.
  3. Establish a quality management system, carry out continual improvements, and develop human resources.
  4. Comply with all pertinent laws and regulations of Japan and other countries, and provide customers and society with accurate information on quality.

*  The Group Basic Quality Policy has been formulated in line with the JX Nippon Mining & Metals Code of Conduct.

Quality Policy Statement

Isohara Works of JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation produces and supplies high purity materials used for semi-conductors, liquid crystal displays and optical communication products, and materials for functional thin films and compound semiconductor materials. Our goal is to gain the trust of our customers and to contribute to our economy and society with our first-class technology and competitiveness in the world.

To improve customer satisfaction, we will:

To achieve these, we will:

Yasuhiro Yamakoshi
General Manager of Isohara Works
JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation

JX Nippon Mining and Metals USA, Inc. strives to provide the highest quality electronic materials to the semiconductor industry. Our employees’ focus on continuous improvement enables efficient operations that produce reliable products meeting or exceeding our customers’ requirements.

Masago Kuwabara
Chief Executive Officer
JX Nippon Mining & Metals USA, Inc.