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          Conflict Minerals

          Conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country (hereinafter called “the covered countries”) have become a source of funding for armed groups, leading to human rights violations and environmental destruction while threatening to promote further conflict.

          The four minerals in question (tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold) are widely used in electric and electronic products.

          It is KEYENCE's policy to refrain from the purchasing of any parts, components, or materials that are recognized as containing conflict minerals.

          Furthermore, KEYENCE has no intention to benefit from or finance the armed groups responsible for human-rights violations in the covered countries.

          KEYENCE is engaging in efforts to eliminate conflict minerals while cooperating with suppliers, such as investigating supply chains using tools provided by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI, formerly CFSI), an organization that promotes the responsible procurement of minerals.

          [Au]Gold, [W]wolfame, [Ta]Tantal, [Sn]Zinn

          Management of Chemical Substances in Products

          Restrictions of chemical substances in electric and electronic products are spreading worldwide.

          KEYENCE shares the procedures/rules with our suppliers, for management of chemical substances in products.

          KEYENCE defines and shares a set of substances in addition to the chemical substances, which are regulated by Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) in the European Union. KEYENCE promotes Green Procurement of the components and materials that we use in our products. KEYENCE is actively engaged in efforts to abide by all regulation set against using harmful chemical substances in our products.

          KEYENCE contributes to a green initiative through the use of our products.

          Working Toward the RoHS Directive

          We are eliminating hazardous substances from our products and switching over to products that comply with the RoHS Directive.

          We recognize that global environmental preservation is of paramount importance to our planet, and we will act with consideration toward the preservation and improvement of the global environment in all areas of our corporate activities based on our environmental policy.

          RoHS Directive

          Nobody can place the electronic and electrical products including regulated chemical substances on the market under the EU RoHS Directive.

          Chemical substances prohibited under the RoHS Directive*1

          Lead (lead and its compounds):1,000 ppm or less
          Mercury (mercury and its compounds):1,000 ppm or less
          Cadmium (cadmium and its compounds):100 ppm or less
          Hexavalent chromium (hexavalent chromium and its compounds):1,000 ppm or less
          Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB):1,000 ppm or less
          Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE):1,000 ppm or less
          • *1
            Note that there are applications exempted from the restriction in RoHS Directive.
          • *
            We comply with other country regulations such as the REACH regulation.

          Cadmium(Cd), Quecksilber(Hg), Blei(Pb), Sechswertiges Chrom(Cr6+), Polybromiertes Biphenyl(PBB), Polybromierter Diphenylether(PBDE)

          Efforts to Provide Safe Products

          Ensuring product safety is the premise to advocating quality improvement.

          We are working to further reduce risk during product design, development and manufacturing while complying with laws and regulations on product safety.