Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is also a member company of the Responsible Minerals Trade Working Group at Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), and of RMI. We are proactively working on issues that are difficult to solve as an individual company, such as creating industry-wide frameworks as a member of industry organizations.
We also participate in the JEITA-sponsored Responsible Minerals Sourcing Inquiry Briefings as a lecturer.
Due to the EU’s Conflict Minerals Regulation that will become effective in 2021 and growing awareness of human rights issues, the scope of responsible mineral procurement is being further extended to more risks, regions, and minerals. Murata is currently preparing our response to these developments in cooperation with the industry peers. We are planning to provide stakeholders with supply chain information based on industry standards regarding response to new risks such as Annex II risks*1 and OFAC*2 regulations, and new areas such as the use of minerals from CAHRA*3 and cobalt usage. We have already initiated efforts for a transparent supply chain of cobalt for some products.
Despite the increasing difficulty of responding to the expansion and changes in various requirements, Murata will continue to actively address these issues. It is also our intention to ensure the transparency of our supply chain and to soon realize CSR procurement including responsible mineral procurement by closely cooperating with our customers, suppliers, and the industry, etc., more than ever.
We will continue to assure our stakeholders of safety and security by advancing and realizing these initiatives.
In addition, to enable cooperation with our industry, Murata is participating in the JEITA Responsible Mineral Trade Working Group () and RMI().
||Annex II risks
Risks of a serious negative impact that may arise in relation to unearthing, trading, handling, or exporting minerals from conflict affected and high-risk areas
||Office of Foreign Assets Control
||Conflict Affected and High Risk Areas