Compliance

Unitika Group Charter of Corporate Behavior

In 1998, the Unitika Group created the Unitika Charter of Corporate Behavior, a document that sets forth the basic action policy needed to fulfill our mission in society, and in 2001 we issued the first edition of the Unitika Action Standards. On April 1, 2020, we revised each document as the Unitika Group Charter of Corporate Behavior and the Unitika Group Code of Conduct, and renewed the Code of Conduct booklet. We are distributing this booklet to all executive officers and employees in the Unitika Group, and promoting compliance with the Code of Conduct.

Each year we carry out compliance training during the training for new employees and all employees who have been promoted. We are also working to ensure that all employees are aware of compliance and that it is firmly established, such as by creating opportunities for electronic learning using the internet (e-learning).

Front cover of the Unitika Group Code of Conduct Front cover of the Unitika Group Code of Conduct

Front cover of the Unitika Group Code of Conduct

Each year we carry out compliance training during the training for new employees and all employees who have been promoted. We are also working to ensure that all employees are aware of compliance and that it is firmly established, such as by creating opportunities for electronic learning using the internet (e-learning).

Whistleb lower Contact Points

Unitika has enacted the Whistleblower Protection Regulations, which specify provisions to protect whistleblower privacy and prohibit prejudicial treatment of them for making a report. We have set up two reporting contact points (one inside and one outside the Company) to enable employees to immediately report any dishonest or illegal conduct they become aware of. We respond in a timely and appropriate manner to any consultations or notifications of such conduct.

We are exhaustively ensuring compliance throughout the Group, mainly through the Compliance Committee chaired by the Chief Compliance Officer.

Unitika’s whistleblower contact points

Unitika’s whistleblower contact points Unitika’s whistleblower contact points

We are exhaustively ensuring compliance throughout the Group, mainly through the Compliance Committee chaired by the Chief Compliance Officer.

Harassment Consultation Services

We have set up a help desk at each office and group company regarding harassment at work, such as sexual harassment, power harassment, harassment in relation to pregnancy, childbirth, parenting and nursing care including maternity harassment, in order to detect and resolve harassment at an early stage.

The Guidelines Regarding the Prevention of Human Rights Violation such as Harassment at Unitika Group was established in 2012, and was revised in December 2016. As we broadly strive toward the prevention of harassment and the establishment of a workplace where all our employees can work comfortably, we have added the statements that sexual harassment cannot be allowed regardless of the victim’s sexual orientation and gender identity, and that it is considered as sexual harassment if there is any nonconsensual sexual statements or action, even if it is between people of the same sex.

A harassment training session

A harassment training session

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