The Nippon Fine Chemical Group is recognized as a reliable company thanks to the efforts of many employees, and we believe that this is the driver of the company's growth.
With an eye towards further growth moving forward, we believe that a written code is needed as the foundation of our own ethical behavior, so we have established a “Code of Ethics” which consists of a “Corporate Code of Conduct” and “Corporate Standards of Conduct”.
In addition to instilling the group with our "Code of Ethics", the corporate ethics system has become a "living system", and in order to contribute to the robust development of the Nippon Fine Chemical Group, we have created an “Ethics Code Handbook” and distributed it to all employees to raise awareness.
Corporate Code of Conduct
1. Respect for human life and consideration for safety and health
The Nippon Fine Chemical Group makes necessary and adequate arrangements to respect human life and ensure safety and health at all stages of business operations.
2. Conserving the global environment and contributing to society
The Nippon Fine Chemical Group seeks a society where sustainable development is possible, strives to conserve the global environment, and strives to be a good "corporate citizen" from the viewpoint of coexistence with society and mutual prosperity.
3. Compliance with laws and social norms
The Nippon Fine Chemical Group complies with laws and other social norms, and conducts business operations in a fair and just manner.
In addition, we maintain a healthy and regular relationship with politics and government, and have no relationship with any individual or organization that adversely affects the social order or healthy operations of the company.
4. Respect for stakeholders
The Nippon Fine Chemical Group will endeavor to maintain a robust and favorable relationship with all stakeholders involved with the Nippon Fine Chemical Group, including employees.
Information important to stakeholders will be disclosed appropriately, with the exception of confidential information.
5. Respect for human rights
The Nippon Fine Chemical Group respects the human rights of all people involved in the business operations of the Nippon Fine Chemical Group, and does not take part in any actions that violate human rights such as child labor or forced labor.
6. Respect for employee personality, individuality, and diversity
The Nippon Fine Chemical Group respects people's personality, individuality, and diversity, and strives to create a work environment where each person can feel at ease and enriched. In addition, we strive to maintain a safe, clean, and healthy workplace and achieve work-life balance.
7. Respect for national and regional cultures and customs
The Nippon Fine Chemical Group respects national and regional cultures and customs in the course of its business operations.
8. Compliance with appropriate transaction conditions
The Nippon Fine Chemical Group will treat all business partners with sincerity in business operations such as procurement and sales, set fair and appropriate business conditions, and comply with them.
Also, we will not be involved in any actions that deviate from sound trading practices or actions contrary to social norms, all forms of corruption including extortion and bribery.
9. Respect for intellectual property rights
The Nippon Fine Chemical Group recognizes the importance of intellectual property rights, including trade secrets, adequately protects and utilizes its own rights, respects the valid rights of others, and does not obtain or use them in an unauthorized manner.
10. Proper record keeping and management of confidential information
The Nippon Fine Chemical Group makes accurate and clear records and reports required in accordance with laws and regulations in the course of business operations, and appropriately stores such records, accounts, and reports.
In addition, confidential information such as trade secrets and personal information that have been recorded will be strictly managed to avoid leaks.
Version 1: October 1, 2004
Version 2: April 1, 2008
Version 3: April 1, 2019