Companies, which are public institutions, must seek to develop diligently and give back something to society, acquiring profits through sound business activities. Sangetsu Group will contribute to the realization of abundant housing as a social contribution by providing valuable products and services based on its fundamental ideas.
Sangetsu Group will, in connection with the development of its business activities at home and abroad, act toward sustainable development on a voluntary basis, respecting fundamental human rights, complying with all laws, regulations and international rules, respecting the sprit thereof, and having social common sense, based on the following five (5) principles:
The Group will give satisfaction to and gain reliability from its customers by developing and providing high-quality products and services with good and creative design, which are useful for comfortable and abundant living, with due consideration for the safety and protection of personal and customer information, as well as making efforts to improve Sangetsu Group’s brand value.
The Group will disclose company information in an appropriate and fair manner, communicating with customers, business partners, stockholders and investors, people in the community, and employees. The Group will conduct active social contribution activities as a “good corporate citizen.” The Group will comply with laws, regulations and rules, compete in a fair, transparent and free manner, conduct fair transactions, and have a sound and normal relationship with politics and government, and will not have any relationship with antisocial forces and organizations which might pose a threat to the order and safety of civil society.
The Group will secure the accurate operation of the personnel system where every employee can maximize his / her abilities as a key person for the management of the company and a safe, sound, comfortable, and pleasant working environment, respecting employees’ diversity, personality, and individual characters.
The Group will act in a voluntary and active manner, acknowledging that efforts towards global environment issues are essential for companies and their activities.
The top management of Sangetsu Group acknowledges that it is responsible for the realization of the spirit of this Charter and will take the lead in realizing the same and keep everyone informed thereabout. Such top management will enforce thorough corporate ethics as well as develop an effective system in the Company, listening to opinions within and outside the Company.
In the case of any event in violation of this Charter, the top management of Sangetsu Group will seek to identify the cause thereof and prevent a recurrence, demonstrating to those within and outside the Company that such top management is engaged in resolving the same. Such top management will disclose information to society in a rapid and appropriate manner and fulfill accountability thereabout and take strictly fair actions (including those for such top management), making the authority and responsibility clear.
Sangetsu Group Compliance Code of Conduct” ancillary to “Sangetsu Group Corporate Ethics Charter”, which apply to all officers and employees of Sangetsu Group, is established.
[Note] “We”, as used herein, refers to all officers (including those equivalent thereto) and employees (including non-regular employees, part-timers and temporary employees) of Sangetsu Group.
“Our Company”, as used herein, refers to the company in which each employee is engaged and works.
We establish Sangetsu Environmental Policies and conduct environmentally-friendly corporate activities in accordance therewith, as well as comply with relevant laws, regulations and rules in order to preserve the global environment and contribute to the establishment of a sustainable society. We make efforts to reduce, on an ongoing basis, the impact on the environment through the entire product lifecycle, from product development, material procurement, production, distribution, use, and recycling to disposal, collaborating closely with business partners, etc.
We give due consideration to the improvement of the safety and quality of products and services, based on the principles that we develop and market creative products on our own and sell high quality products satisfactory to customers at a fair price. This is in accordance with our corporate motto, corporate mission, three principles of Sangetsu and brand principles, and relevant laws and regulations, for the purpose of bringing satisfaction to customers at all times. In the case of damage, we provide rapid and appropriate relief and seek to prevent a recurrence thereof.
We will not, in sales activities, including but not limited to promoting and advertising, make any display or representation with respect to the quality, performance and specifications, etc. of products and services that is incorrect or might mislead users.
We fulfill our responsibility for explaining products and the warranty thereon, depending on customers’ knowledge and experience and the characteristics of products and services, and understand the intent of consumer protection laws and regulations and comply with the same.
We prepare accurate accounting records in accordance with laws, regulations and rules and report financial conditions and operating results in all sincerity to stockholders, investors and public offices, etc. to which we have a duty to report.
If we obtain nonpublic important information about Sangetsu Group and other companies in the course of business operations and transactions, we will not purchase or sell securities, including but not limited to stocks. We will not disclose such nonpublic important information to any third party. In connection with the purchase or sale of Sangetsu Group stock, we will go through the procedures provided for in our Company’s Regulations and will not conduct any act which is suspected to be insider trading.
We will not provide any benefits with respect to the exercise of rights of stockholders, or provide or promise to provide economic benefits in response to any request of corporate extortionists, etc.
We will manage our Company’s property (tangible or intangible assets) appropriately in accordance with our Company’s Regulations, etc. and will not use it for other than business purposes, including but not limited to misappropriation for private purposes.
We obtain, use and provide personal information appropriately in accordance with our Company’s Regulations, understanding the importance of the protection of personal information. We aim for the prevention and correction of the divulging, loss or damage of personal information handled by taking necessary or adequate security measures.
When we, on an individual basis, participate in social media (including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Mixi) or establish a website, we take care to act with self-awareness as a member of society with common sense, being responsible for what we say.