Nagase & Co., Ltd. set up its Environment Protection Committee in 1999 for the purpose of initiating, expanding participation in, and firmly establishing environmental protection activities within the Nagase Group. More than 10 years on, environmental protection activities, and awareness, within the Group have reached the envisioned level, and furthermore, organizational arrangements are in place to ensure their maintenance and ongoing operation. As of April 1, 2011, Nagase has therefore disbanded its Environment Protection Committee and transferred activities formerly under its auspices to the Risk Management & Compliance Committee.