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Basic Policy

Ensuring compliance is established as the first priority of the Zeon CSR Policy, and we will meet the public’s expectations by having all employees act with awareness of CSR. We endeavor to engage in fair operating practices, and our CSR Code of Conduct clearly defines related matters including compliance with antitrust regulations and a prohibition on entertaining and offering gifts to overseas civil servants.

Policies Related to CSR Procurement

Policies related to procurement are as follows.
We have been developing initiatives for CSR-based procurement since FY 2012. We have established the CSR Procurement Guidelines and Requests to Suppliers, which integrate CSR perspectives into our existing QCD*.

The system for production management that controls and improves quality, cost, and delivery.

CSR Procurement Guidelines
  1. CSR procurement
    We will promote procurement activities that are based on our CSR Policy.
  2. Procurement of optimal raw materials, products, and services
    We will work to procure optimal raw materials, products, and services that meet our standards for quality, cost, delivery time, supply stability, and technological development capabilities in order to provide better products.
  3. Consideration of the global environment
    We will work to procure raw materials and products that have less impact on the global environment.
  4. Open approach to purchasing and partnerships
    We will use a global perspective to search for suppliers from across the world, build partnerships through dialogue, and work to create fair and equitable business opportunities.

Requests to Suppliers
We kindly ask that our suppliers:
  1. Follow corporate ethics and thoroughly implement compliance.
  2. Respect human rights and give consideration to workplace environments.
  3. Give consideration to the environment, and provide safe raw materials, products, and services.
  4. Provide raw materials, products, and services with competitive quality and pricing, and abide by agreed delivery dates.
  5. Actively provide information during the creation of partnerships. Also, implement strict management of information disclosed by Zeon during our transactions. We will implement the same strict management.

Targets and Results

Enterprise Blueprint for 2020
To meet the expectations of society
Details of current activities and results
(△: Ongoing, ■: Completed)
Future initiatives and targets
Fair competition
Are complying with all laws and regulations, ordinances, agreements, and internal regulations, and acting with high ethical standards based on being a model for society
■Enact and implement management regulations including those on insider trading and appropriate disclosure
△Comply with internal regulations including the Export Security Control Regulations
△Appropriately implement regulations to comply with the Act on Prohibition of Private Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade (Antimonopoly Act)
△Compliance with the Subcontract Act and the Act for Securing the Proper Operation of Worker Dispatching Undertakings (prevention of falsified contracts)
Compliance with internal regulations
Ongoing legal training and information sharing using the Compliance Textbook and other materials
Education on the CSR Code of Conduct
Fair competition
Management policies are broadly understood and compliance awareness is widespread. As a result, by proactively conducting CSR activities and adapting to environmental changes, business continuity as well as sustainable development are achieved
■Regulations in the CSR Code of Conduct and the CSR Procurement Guidelines
△Employees read the CSR Textbook and Compliance Textbook and take e-learning courses
△Conduct CSR education including holding CSR informational sessions
△Hold workshops on legal and regulatory compliance
△Legal compliance inspections
△Regularly revise internal regulations (to satisfy legal amendments)
Ongoing compliance education
Revise the Compliance Textbook and the CSR Textbook and hold related informational meetings
Ongoing CSR briefings by the head of the CSR division
Support the establishment of compliance systems at Zeon Group companies outside Japan (develop in the supply chain)
Shift from compliance to sustainability (promote understanding among management and establish among employees)
Become a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact
Fair competition
Information is disclosed quickly and appropriately, and market value has increased
(Including negative information regarding business conditions, CSR, risks, etc.)
△Hold financial results briefings
△Publish various reports
△Release information via the company website
△Hold briefings for individual investors and analysts and respond to media inquiries
△Hold press conferences for mass media outlets and others
Enhance the corporate website (IR, CSR information)
Strengthen the communication system (PR)
Release information for ESG investors
Social responsibility in the value chain
Select business partners based on the CSR Procurement Guidelines and periodically confirm the Guidelines’ status of implementation
△Comply with laws and regulations on competition including the Antimonopoly Act
△Satisfy the RoHS Directive, bans on substances, etc.
△Purchasing following the CSR Procurement Guidelines
Develop and establish the CSR Code of Conduct and CSR Procurement Guidelines in the supply chain
Build the Supply Chain CSR Survey Database

CSR Report 2017

The CSR Report provides more detailed information on FY 2016 initiatives.

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