Basis Environmental Policy of the JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group

As a comprehensive manufacturer of nonferrous metal resources and materials, the JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group is carrying out the following initiatives in accordance with the basic policy of contributing to environmental conservation on a global scale through innovation in the productivity of resources and materials.

1. Promotion of technology development that will improve productivity of resources and materials

We will work to utilize resources effectively by developing technologies that will enable higher yield and extraction percentage, quality improvement, shorter process steps, recycling and energy saving, as well as by developing environment-friendly materials and products.

2. Active engagement in environmental conservation

Going beyond compliance with environmental regulations, we will strive to further reduce the impact of our operations on the environment. To this end, we will work to develop technologies for environmental conservation and work actively and continuously for environmental conservation.

3. Elimination of waste in operations

We will work to eliminate waste and save resources and energy at every stage of our operations.

4. Enhancement of employees' awareness of environmental conservation

We will work to raise each employee's awareness of environmental conservation through provision of environmental management education.

5. Disclosure of information

We will disclose the state of our environmental conservation-related operations in an active and fair manner in order to further enhance communication with stakeholders.