Sumitomo Riko’s procurement activities are governed by the Basic Policy on Transactions and the Code of Conduct, which were established in May 2006. We issued the CSR Guidelines for Sumitomo Riko Group Suppliers in November 2011. The guidelines summarize what we expect of our suppliers in terms of respect for human rights and ensuring employee safety, as well as technological capabilities, compliance, and environmental protection. Our suppliers are requested to inform the point of contact for compliance-related matters, if they detect any inappropriate behavior in our procurement activities. We are requesting our suppliers to request their suppliers also to adhere to our approach and guidelines concerning procurement.