The Japan Pulp & Paper Group implements the Charter of Corporate Behavior detailed below. The aim of the Charter is to ensure that all Group officers and employees fulfill our corporate responsibilities to society through their business activities in every country and region. To this end, all Group officers and employees are expected to change, challenge, and create, guided by our mission of carving a better future for society and the environment based on a spirit of integrity, fairness, and harmony.
The Japan Pulp & Paper Group shall contribute to the advancement of people's lives, cultures, societies and economies by creating social values through its business activities.
The Japan Pulp & Paper Group shall endeavor to comply with laws and regulations, obey national and international rules and social norms, and shall always conduct its activities in accordance with its established corporate ethics.
The Japan Pulp & Paper Group shall conduct transparent and appropriate business activities based on principles of free and fair competition. Furthermore, the Group shall maintain sound and proper relationships with government agencies and political bodies. Moreover, the Group shall reject all relationships with anti-social forces or groups that threaten the order and safety of civil society.
The Japan Pulp & Paper Group shall consider the diverse needs of all countries and regions and provide secure and safe products. Furthermore, the Group shall thoroughly ensure the appropriate preservation and management of crucial information, beginning with personal information and customer information, and undertake efforts to obtain the trust of stakeholders.
The Japan Pulp & Paper Group shall respect the diversity of its officers and employees and ensure the provision of healthy and safe, work-conducive environments and assure the mental and physical well-being of employees.
The Japan Pulp & Paper Group shall respect basic human rights in all business activities. Furthermore, the Group shall not condone any form of discriminatory treatment, child labor or forced labor.
The Japan Pulp & Paper Group shall work to preserve the global environment and conserve natural resources, and contribute to the creation of a prosperous Earth and pleasant society in which to live.
The Japan Pulp & Paper Group shall promote communications with all stakeholders, including customers, business partners, shareholders and local communities, while fulfilling its accountability.
The Japan Pulp & Paper Group shall proactively conduct social contribution activities in the local community and society at large as part of its commitment to be a good corporate citizen.
Top management shall be cognizant of their individual roles as set out in this Charter and establish an effective internal structure in taking the lead in putting the principles of this Charter into practice.
Moreover, officers and employees of the Japan Pulp & Paper Group shall understand and put into practice the underlying principles of the Charter.
The Group shall also encourage business partners to put the Charter into practice to ensure thorough implementation of the Charter.
*The Japan Pulp & Paper Group refers to the corporate organization comprising Japan Pulp & Paper Company Limited and its subsidiaries, together with all affiliated companies over which Japan Pulp & Paper Company Limited has actual managerial authority.
Revised: October 1, 2017