Report of the Directors
Business Review

Supporting
Our Strategy
– Sustainability

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Our Strategic Intent. Our Strategy. Supported by:

Sustainability

We are carrying out a ‘reasonable country of origin’ enquiry with all of our suppliers of the 3TGs and their chemical derivatives in order to determine their provenance.

Increasing the Transparency in Our Supply Chains

“At Johnson Matthey our commitment to building a more sustainable business extends beyond our own operations and includes our supply chains as well.

July 2010 saw the Dodd-Frank Act passed by the US Congress and subsequently, in August 2012, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enacted regulations requiring certain companies to disclose the use of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold that originate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its adjoining countries. These materials are commonly referred to as the 3TGs and are known as conflict minerals.

Although Johnson Matthey is not currently directly required to comply with the SEC regulations, we are conscious of the need to be in a position to promptly and accurately respond to any queries from our customers – many of whom may need to comply – on the origin of any of these materials used in the products that we supply to them.

Working across our global businesses, we are carrying out a ‘reasonable country of origin’ enquiry with all our suppliers of these metals and their chemical derivatives in order to determine their provenance.

Once complete, this will enable us to address requests from customers for information relating to the supply of these materials. Plans are also underway to incorporate disclosure on the origin of 3TGs into our due diligence processes for new suppliers to enable us to maintain an accurate and up to date record of the sources of the 3TGs used in our products.”

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