Responsible Minerals Trade Working Group

Objective of the Working Group

 Since the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was enacted in July 2010, Section 1502 (conflict minerals) of said law has been having a significant impact on US industry as well as Japanese industry.

 JEITA has been engaging in the promotion of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) throughout the supply chain in the IT and Electronics industries. With this background, JEITA has formally set up the Responsible Minerals Trade Working Group under the General Policy Committee to achieve responsible sourcing of minerals and to deal with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act and other relevant regulations.

What is “responsible sourcing of minerals?

 It is an effort to prevent the use of minerals, the sources of which directly or indirectly support acts of human rights violations from the standpoint of CSR.

Action Plans of the Working Group

  • To achieve responsible minerals sourcing, the Working Group will take the lead in planning and implementation of ?reasonable and effective policies with consideration for JEITA members’ interest and minimization of cost.
  • The Working Group strives to improve Japanese companies’ presence in the international society by collaborating on international initiatives such as EICC/GeSI’s program.

Roles of the Working Group

  1. To develop and promote policies and action plans for responsible minerals sourcing (including conflict minerals) as JEITA.
  2. To present recommendations of JEITA members to EICC/GeSI Extractives WG based on the MOU between JEITA and EICC/GeSI.
  3. Being positioned as a hub, to build a multi-industry collaborative network and work toward solutions regarding responsible minerals sourcing.

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