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To all the members
Name of the Company Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.
Representative Hirokazu Matsumoto, President and CEO
(Code No. 9912, First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange/Osaka Securities Exchange)
Head Office 3-2-5, Hommachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Contact person Koyama (Yoshio),
General Affairs Section (Public Relations)
PHONE +81-6-6281-9100

Environmental Information Added to B-to-B Electronic Commerce System iDATEN

Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd. (abbreviated "DIS"; head office: Chuo-ku, Osaka, President: Hirokazu Matsumoto) has added environmental information required for green purchases (purchases of environmentally friendly products) to its business-to-business electronic commerce system iDATEN.

Recently, DIS added environmental information to the product information of its business-to-business electronic commerce system iDATEN, which connects computer and peripheral device dealers over the Internet. The environmental information allows purchasers to confirm that a product is environmentally friendly.

<Included Environmental Information>
1. Indication of whether or not the product is compliant with the Green Purchase Law (i.e., Law Concerning the Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services by the State and Other Entities)
2. Ecolabel (Type 1 environmental label according to ISO 14024)
3. International Energy Star
4. PC Green Label
5. GPN (Green Purchase Network)
6. Environmental assertion mark

The new environmental information can be used as one of the search criteria when a user performs a product search. This will allow purchasers to avoid spending time investigating whether each product is environmentally friendly, making it easier to execute green purchases.

[iDATEN screen shot]
iDATEN screen shot

Initially, environmental information has been registered under the search categories of Computers, Displays, and Printers. Later, environmental information will also be added to the categories of Peripheral Equipment, Household Electronics, and Expendables.
In keeping with our hitherto aggressive stance regarding environmental issues, DIS acquired ISO 14001 certification on June 25 of this year and we will strive to contribute to society by practicing continuous improvement and conducting corporate activities that promote global environmental conservation.

Footnote regarding iDATEN
iDATEN is an electronic commerce system that connects DIS with sales agencies over the Internet and is the largest such system in the industry. Users can search among over 500,000 products, check inventories, obtain estimates, place orders, and check delivery dates in real time 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Direct inquires to
Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.
Contact person: Mr. Sumie,
Mitsuoka, or Ikebe, Master Maintenance Section,
Procurement & Sales Promotion Administration Department
PHONE +81-3-5446-5162
FAX +81-3-5446-9685

Contact person: Koyama (Yoshio),
General Affairs Section (Public Relations),
Personnel/General Affairs Department
PHONE +81-6-6281-9100
FAX +81-6-6258-9351
Jul. 07, 2003