SUSTAINABILITY Lawson Group Environmental Policy

Working in a variety of innovative ways to make society more sustainable is part of the Lawson Group’s mission. We have established the Lawson Group Environmental Policy to provide the impetus for our social and environmental initiatives.

This policy is a statement of our commitment to caring for the environment and pursuing harmonious coexistence with local communities in every aspect of our business, in order to sustain the Earth’s natural bounty for future generations. In accordance with the policy, the Lawson Group proactively undertakes social and environmental initiatives while aiming to increase corporate value.

Our Commitment

To sustain the blessings of Earth for future generations, the Lawson Group will consider the environment in every aspect of our business activities and strive to achieve sustainable development and coexistence with local communities.

Our Principles

1. Creation of a low-carbon society
We will combat global warming by conserving energy and resources and reducing waste in all our business activities.

2. Consideration in the development of products and services
We will give proper consideration to effects on the natural environment and local communities at every stage in the cycle of products and services, from procurement of raw materials to sales and disposal.

3. Active participation in social contribution activities
We will participate actively in social contribution activities, serving as a member of our communities in efforts to promote greenery and beautification of the regional environment and pursuing other initiatives.

4. Continuous improvements
We will strive to preserve the environment by leveraging our environmental management systems to make continuous improvements, which will be measured against objectives and targets.

5. Observance of laws and regulations
We will observe laws and internal rules related to environmental preservation activities.

6. Promotion of communication
We will foster greater awareness of environmental preservation through education, while also promoting communication with stakeholders.

June 2010