The Management Philosophy of Kyodo Printing Group forms the basis for all of our corporate activitiees. By realizing this philosophy.the Group will contribute to the development of a more sustainable society.

The Printing Group Business Behavior Charter guides our actions in terms of observing compliance and corporate ethics. It also reveals our attitudes as a company that contributes to societal in order to meet its social obligations.

Management Philosophy

Using our core printing business to contribute to society in the spheres of lifestyle, culture and information industries

Management Vision

We aim to become a corporate group that continues to create new value by casting customers' aspirations into shape through honest communication and technical capabilities that lead the market.

Charter of Corporate Behavior

Enacted: May 28, 2003
Revised: October 1, 2019

The Kyodo Printing Group will act based on the following in order to "Using our core printing business to contribute to society in the spheres of lifestyle, culture and information industries".

  1. Contribute to a sustainable society

    • We shall help to resolve social problems and contribute to sustainable economic growth through the development and provision of innovative products and services.
  2. Fair business practices

    • We shall engage in fair and free competition, appropriate transactions and responsible procurement. We shall also maintain sound relationships with political bodies and government agencies.
  3. Fair disclosure of information and communication with stakeholders

    • We shall endeavor to maintain and acquire trust in our Group through fair and proper disclosure of information and dialogue with stakeholders.
  4. Respect for human rights

    • We shall respect the human rights of all. In addition, we shall comply with the laws and regulations of all countries and regions, and conduct business while respecting different cultures and practices.
  5. Relationship of trust with customers

    • We shall develop and supply high-quality and safe products and services, and stringently protect and manage information that is created or is gained through the course of business and, thus, gain customer satisfaction and trust.
  6. Enhancement of workplace environments and reform of work practices

    • We shall respect the diversity, character and individuality of employees, help them improve their skills, and provide them with comfortable working environments that ensure their health and safety.
  7. Engagement in environmental issues

    • We shall endeavor to protect and improve the natural environment and human living space through the life cycle of our products, and act responsibly to build a sustainable society.
  8. Involvement in community and contribution to its development

    • We shall actively participate in community activities and contribute to community development as a good corporate citizen.
  9. Thorough crisis management

    • We shall conduct thorough crisis management in the face of actions by antisocial forces, terrorism, cyber-attacks, natural disasters and other crises that threaten corporate activity.
  10. Role of top management

    • Top management shall build governance systems that are effective throughout the entire corporate group, strive to raise awareness of the Charter's spirit within the corporation, and encourage the supply chain to act in line with the spirit of the Charter. In the event that the corporation violates the spirit of the Charter, top management shall proactively take responsibility to respond to the situation, including disclosure of information, resolution of the problem, investigation of its causes, and prevention of the recurrence of the problem.

CSR Procurement Policy of the Kyodo Printing Group

Established March 1, 2011

The Kyodo Printing Group places a strong focus on building trust relationships and working together with its stakeholders, and considers the cooperation of its suppliers to be particularly essential for the development of sustainable business activities and industries.

Based on these principles, the Kyodo Printing Group has established the following objectives and basic policies relating to CSR in the procurement of its materials, products, semi-finished goods and services in order to build an even greater trust relationship with its suppliers.

Objectives

  1. When carrying out business activities, companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall cooperate with all suppliers who contribute to the Group's business processes, including development, production of products and semi-finished products and provision of materials and services, to meet society's needs.
  2. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall strive for mutual development throughout the supply chain through CSR procurement.

Basic Policies

  1. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall conduct appropriate trading practices, observing laws, regulations and social standards and adopting fair, free business competition principles.
  2. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall thoroughly manage all information disclosed or acquired during the course of their trading activities.
  3. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall accurately ascertain society's needs and procure high-quality materials, products and services with sufficient consideration for safety.
  4. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall observe all applicable laws and regulations and procure resources with consideration for environmental conservation activities to help build a sustainable society.
  5. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall not accept gifts or favors that deviate from social standards.

CSR Procurement Standard of the Kyodo Printing Group

Established January 31, 2013

The Kyodo Printing Group aims to work together with all of its suppliers to perform CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities that contribute to the sustainable development.

The following CSR Procurement Standard stipulates the basic principles to be adhered to in order to achieve this.

  1. Observance of Laws, Regulations and Social Standards

    1. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall observe all laws, regulations, ordinances, government notices and social standards pertaining to their business activities.
    2. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall not give or accept inappropriate financing.
    3. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall not involve themselves in antisocial behavior in any way.
    4. If a member of a company in the Kyodo Printing Group reports inappropriate actions, the Group shall take measures to ensure that the informant does not suffer reprisal.
    5. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall observe all export-related laws and regulations and the laws and regulations of all countries and regions in which it conducts business activities.
  2. Health, Safety and Respect for Human Rights

    1. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall respect the basic human rights of their employees and shall not engage in unfair discrimination.
    2. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall work to create a healthy working environment, and shall not tolerate any form of harassment.
    3. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall work to prevent industrial accidents, ensure the safety of their employees, manage their working hours and ensure the health of their employees.
    4. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall not engage in unfair labor practices such as child labor, forced labor or illegal employment of foreign workers.
  3. Information Security

    1. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall appropriately manage confidential information, personal information and other sensitive information obtained in the course of their trading activities to ensure that misuse or leakage does not occur.
    2. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall not infringe upon intellectual property rights such as patents, copyrights or trademarks.
  4. Environmental Conservation and Safety

    1. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall observe environmental laws and regulations pertaining to all business activities and shall work to reduce their impact on the environment.
    2. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall prioritize environmentally friendly products when purchasing materials and parts.
    3. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall carry out appropriate industrial waste disposal processes according to the relevant laws, regulations and ordinances.
    4. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall appropriately manage chemical substances according to the relevant laws, regulations and ordinances.
  5. Quality Maintenance and Improvement, Product Liability and Stable Supply

    1. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall meet the Group's standards and work to improve quality at all times.
    2. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall understand laws and regulations relating to product safety and take appropriate management measures.
    3. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall provide products and services at an appropriate price according to market conditions.
    4. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall provide a safe and stable supply of products and services according to specified deadlines.
  6. Contribution to Society

    1. Companies in the Kyodo Printing Group shall endeavor to contribute to society and their communities.