Ethics and Compliance

We ensure that all executives and employees follow laws, standards, and social norms in every situation. The Kureha Group Ethical Charter represents how we should act to achieve that goal.

Kureha Group Ethical Charter

Kureha Group Ethical Charter

In accordance with the following eight principles, Kureha commits to acting in a manner that is sympathetic to society and in compliance with the laws of Japan and the other countries in which it operates.
The company’s top management recognizes that it is their role to realize the spirit of the Group Ethical Charter, and ensure its implementation.
In the case of any violations, Kureha’s management will attempt to resolve those problems, eradicate the cause, prevent recurrence, release relevant information to the public, and implement appropriate punishment wherever necessary without exception. All of Kureha’s employees will proactively act in accordance with this Group Ethical Charter throughout their daily lives.

  1. We develop and provide safe and socially valuable products and services to respond to the needs of society.
  2. We respect the human rights of all people affected by our corporate activities.
  3. We work to protect the global environment and ensure the safety and health of the public.
  4. We value extensive dialogue with society and will provide useful, accurate and timely corporate information.
  5. We respect the local community and will actively contribute to its development.
  6. We comply with rules of fair competition.
  7. We maintain transparent and healthy relations within the political and governmental sphere.
  8. We act as a responsible corporate citizen.
  9. We work to create a corporate environment that promotes mutual respect and understanding.

Compliance Committee

The Compliance Committee conducts various training programs to raise compliance awareness. The Internal Audit Department assesses internal issues, including those involving compliance.

Compliance Committee

Whistleblowing System

We also have a hotline (whistleblowing system) employees can use if they discover a compliance problem, have a question, or are unsure of how to handle something. Internal rules prohibit people from being treated detrimentally for reporting or consulting on the hotline.
In order to encourage whistleblowing, we have set up an additional external hotline with lawyers, and a special harassment hotline with female counselors. We have also introduced an in-house leniency program that waives punishments for employees who make voluntary confessions.

  FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
The number of reports* 5 2 10
  • * Includes domestic group companies