Our stakeholders, including customers, business partners, employees, society, and shareholders, are indispensable partners for the Company to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society through our corporate activities. Coexistence and co-prosperity with our stakeholders are the Company’s earnest wishes, and the key of “co-creation” that creates new value together with our stakeholders, are trusting relationships. The Tokai Carbon Group will continue to make constant efforts to further strengthen the “Ties of Reliability” with our stakeholders. To that end, we will always be sincere, and while maintaining appropriate communication with our stakeholders, through fair and transparent corporate activities, we will boldly challenge ourselves while aiming for innovation and will work as a Group so that we can exceed our stakeholders’ expectations in a timely, continuous, and long-term manner.
Our stakeholders including customers are important partners for the Company to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society through our corporate activities. The Tokai Carbon Group will continue to make constant efforts to further strengthen the “Ties of Reliability” with each stakeholder.
The Tokai Carbon Group will always think from customers’ perspectives and respond to the trust they place on us by providing advanced materials and solutions in a timely manner through fair and transparent corporate activities. To that end, we sincerely listen to the opinions of our customers, aim to provide materials and solutions that meet their needs, and strive for thorough quality control and improvement.
By contributing to the realization of a sustainable society through our corporate activities, the Tokai Carbon Group will achieve the sustainable enhancement of corporate value and meet the expectations of our shareholders. We will build a sound corporate governance system, ensure management transparency, and strive to promote understanding of our corporate management and corporate activities through timely and appropriate IR activities.
The most important asset that supports corporate activities is human resources. The Tokai Carbon Group will create a vibrant work environment where all employees take on challenges with satisfaction in their work and cooperate with each other to grow while being physically and mentally healthy and harnessing their abilities and aptitudes.
Tokai Carbon will comprehensively evaluate and select business partners including suppliers based on various conditions such as quality and price, and strive to build sound and appropriate business relationships through transparent and fair transactions.
Environmental problems such as global warming are critical issues to realize a sustainable society. The Tokai Carbon Group aims to coexist with the global environment through corporate activities that are friendly to people and the earth. Furthermore, we will respect the culture and customs of each country and region and build trusting relationships through appropriate communication with the international and local communities to coexist as a good corporate citizen.
We will thoroughly comply with domestic and international competition and antitrust laws, maintain a fair competitive relationship with our competitors, and carry out our corporate activities in a fair manner.
We will thoroughly comply with domestic and foreign competition laws and antitrust laws to maintain competitive relationships with competitors and to conduct corporate activities in a fair manner.
We will comply with international norms as well as relevant laws and regulations of each country regarding the prevention of corruption and will not take part in any corruption with others, including each country’s civil servants and government officials. When making political donations and other kind of donations, we will comply with laws and regulations of each country and internal rules after fully considering the necessity and appropriateness of the donations.
We will establish a security export control system for the purpose of maintaining international peace and security, while complying with laws, regulations, and rules of each country and region as well as internal rules regarding export control so that transactions such as the export of products and the provision of technology will not be used for the development, manufacture, use, and storage of weapons of mass destruction and conventional weapons, support for terrorism, or other purposes that threaten world peace.
We will not engage in any conduct that contradicts the legitimate interests of the Company and damages the Company, such as those that are intended to benefit oneself or a third party or those that damage the credibility or honor of the Group.
We will cut off any relationships with antisocial forces, groups, or individuals that threaten the order and safety of civil society while organizationally and firmly standing against unjust and illegal demands from such forces and rejecting any such demands.
To pursue optimum procurement, we will comprehensively evaluate suppliers from the aspects of quality, price, delivery schedule, environmental impact, human rights, occupational safety, stability, etc., in accordance with the “Tokai Carbon Global Procurement Policy.” We will treat our suppliers on an equal and fair basis, conduct sincere transactions with them, and not engage in dishonest acts such as unfair discrimination and exclusion or restraint of business activities. We will also ask our suppliers to follow the “Tokai Carbon Global Procurement Policy.”
In accordance with the “Tokai Carbon Group Global Policy on Human Rights,” we will respect the human rights of each employee and create a workplace where diverse talents can work safely and healthily.
We will respect the basic human rights of individuals and diversity and will not discriminate, in all corporate activities, on the basis of race, physical features, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, religion, political or other opinions, property, disability, family origin or other social status, or any other similar reasons. In addition, child labor is not permitted in our corporate activities in any countries and regions, and slave labor such as human trafficking, forced labor, and bonded labor is prohibited.
Recognizing that workplace harassment is an act that undermines the dignity of individuals and has a negative impact on human relations in the workplace, worker motivation, and corporate reputation, we will prevent any harassment.
To protect individual privacy, we will comply with relevant laws and regulations of each country and region regarding the handling of personal information and aim to prevent information leakage and loss.
We prioritize ensuring the health and safety of our employees in the workplace, comply with laws and regulations of each country and region regarding occupational health and safety, and create an environment that takes into consideration the prevention of accidents and disasters.
Recognizing that the preservation of the global environmental is one of the top priority management issues, we will seek to create harmony between our corporate activities and the environment and carry out activities for the realization of a sustainable society in accordance with the “Environmental Policy.”
We will actively develop and provide products and services that are friendly to the global environment.
We will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society by reducing environmental impact and preventing environmental pollution in our corporate activities.
We will disclose corporate information in a timely and appropriate manner while actively communicating with shareholders and other stakeholders.
To fulfill our accountability as a listed company, we will widely disclose corporate information in a timely, appropriate, and impartial manner to the entire society, including our stakeholders.
We will develop an internal control system to ensure the reliability of financial reporting and record and report on accounting and tax in a timely and appropriate manner in accordance with relevant laws and regulations, applicable accounting standards, and internal rules, while properly fulfilling our tax obligations.
We have a responsibility to protect the assets of the Company. In addition, the assets of customers, suppliers, etc., who entrust their assets to the Group must be protected in the same way.
We will properly manage the tangible and intangible assets of the Company and prevent cyber-related risks, unauthorized access, theft, loss, etc. In addition, these assets will not be used for purposes other than business purposes, such as appropriation for private use.
We will properly manage internal and external confidential information that we have obtained in connection with our duties and transactions in accordance with laws and regulations as well as internal rules. Furthermore, we will not disclose, leak, or illegally use such information not only during employment but also after retirement without following appropriate procedures.
We will endeavor to prevent unauthorized or unjust disclosure and misuse of internal and external personal information that we have obtained in connection with our duties and transactions.
We will not engage in insider trading or acts creating the perception of insider trading based on undisclosed internal or external information that we have obtained in connection with our duties and transactions. We will also not leak such information to third parties, including family members, or recommend insider trading.
We will make good use of the Company’s own intellectual property, while properly managing it to prevent it from being used illegally by others. We will respect the intellectual property rights of others and will not use them illegally.