The Charter of Corporate Behavior

The Charter of Corporate Behavior

We, Shinkikai Giken Co., Ltd., declare our support for, and the practice of “The Charger of Corporate Behavior” established by Nippon Keidanren (http://www.keidanren.or.jp/).

- For Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) -

Member corporations of Nippon Keidanren (The Japan Business Federation) are expected to conduct themselves in a socially responsible manner, observe both the spirit as well as the letter of all laws and regulations applying to their activities both domestically and overseas in accordance with the following ten principles. We believe that corporations exist not only as economic entities designed to pursue profits through fair competition, but also as social entities which must make a contribution to society at large.

  1. Member corporations of Nippon Keidanren (hereafter referred to as “members”) by the development and provision of socially beneficial goods and services in a safe and responsible manner shall strive to earn the confidence of their consumers and clients.
  2. Members shall promote fair, transparent, and free competition between corporations. They shall also ensure that their relationships and dealings with government agencies and political bodies are of a normal and proper nature.
  3. Members shall engage in the active and fair disclosure of corporate information, not only to shareholders but also to members of society at large.
  4. Members should recognize that a positive involvement in environmental issues is an essential part of their activities and their very existence as a corporation, and should therefore approach these issues positively.
  5. As “good corporate citizens,” members should actively engage in philanthropic and other activities of social benefit.
  6. Members should strive to respect the individuality and differences of their employees, to promote safe and comfortable workplaces, and to ensure the physical and mental well being of their employees.
  7. Members shall reject all contacts with organizations involved in activities in violation of the law or accepted standards of responsible social behavior.
  8. Members shall respect the culture and customs of other nations and strive to manage their overseas activities in such as way as to promote and contribute to the development of local communities.
  9. The highest levels of management within member corporations must assume the responsibility for implementing this charter and for taking all necessary action in order to promote awareness of it among all those concerned. Management must also heed the voice of their organization’s stakeholders, both internally and externally, and promote the development and implementation of systems that will contribute to the achievement of ethical corporate behavior.
  10. In the event of a violation of the principles of this charter, management of member corporations must investigate the cause of the violation, develop reforms to prevent its recurrence and make information publicly available regarding their intended actions for reform. After the prompt public disclosure of appropriate information regarding the violation, responsibility for the violation and its effects should be clarified and disciplinary action should be taken which includes the highest levels of management where necessary.

Nippon Keidanren
(The Japan Business Federation)
Sep. 14, 1991 - Charter established.
Dec. 17, 1996 - 2nd version released.
Oct. 15, 2002 - 3rd version released.
May 18, 2004 - 4th version released.

Note:
The original Japanese language version of this document is the official version used by Nippon Keidanren. This document is an English language translation of the Japanese language original and has been prepared as a public service. Establishment and revision dates shown at the beginning of this document refer to the original Japanese language document.