Being a subsidiary of the Oji Group, it is critical for us in Tele-Paper to adopt and put compliance into action of Oji Group Corporate Code of Conduct and Oji Group Behaviour Standard, which set the foundation of our responsibilities as a corporate citizen, and of high ethical principles incorporating integrity, sustainability, consistency, and competence in all our business activities.

Corporate Code of Conduct

We, the management and employees of the Oji Group, hereby adopt the Oji Group Corporate Code of Conduct, as detailed below, as guiding principles for corporate activities based on awareness of our responsibilities as a corporate citizen, and on high ethical principles appropriate for an organization that enjoys the trust of society.

We, the management and employees of the Oji Group, will strive at all times to implement this Code, and to contribute to the genuine enrichment of society.

Compliance with the Law

We will comply with the letter and spirit of the law in Japan and other countries, respect corporate ethics and all social standards, including common sense, and ensure that our business activities are fair and honorable.

Harmony with the Environment

We will promote forest recycling and paper recycling and maintain and develop business activities that are in harmony with the environment from a global perspective.

Supply of Safe, Useful Products and Service

We will contribute to society and culture by developing and supplying products that will allow us to gain the satisfaction and trust of customers, with proper consideration for usefulness and safety.

Communication with Society

We will establish relationships of trust with all stakeholders, including customers, shareholders and local residents, through an active commitment to good communication with the society.

Participation in Social Contribution Activities

We will contribute to the development and improvement of society through active participation in social contribution in social contribution activities.

Coexistence with the International Community

We will respect the culture and customs of other countries and contribute to local communities.

Contribute through Manufacturing

We will express our pride in our role as a manufacturer by contributing to local communities through production activities guided by a commitment to safety and protecting the environment, and by contributing to the advancement industry through technology development and innovation.

Achievement of Employee Satisfaction

We will take all the possible steps to ensure employee health and safety, and we will strive to give employees opportunities to achieve happiness and prosperity and realize their potential as individuals.

Corporate Behavior Standard

I. Toward the materialization of the spirit of the Oji Group Corporate Code of Conduct, the Oji Group Behavior Standard is adopted as a standard to be followed in the daily activities of all management and employees.

II. All management and employees should recognize to be responsible for following this Behavior Standard and must not act against this standard.

Relationship with Society

We will comply with business laws related to our business activities, and appropriately perform the legally stipulated procedures for licensing, notification, reporting, etc.

In addition to complying with the laws and regulations related to the environment, we will implement the “The Oji Group Environmental Charter.”

At all stages of our business activities, we will always consider safety to be the top priority, and reliably ensure the safety of our products and services, appropriately control chemical agents, and manage the security and disaster prevention of our operating facilities and equipment. When a problem is discovered, we will respond to it by ensuring safety as the top priority.

We will always use good sense in our actions, always being aware of our relationship with society. We will strive to participate as good members of society in activities designed to contribute to making a better society.

We will always maintain a proper and wholesome transparent relationship with politics and government. We will not engage in illegal contributions, donations or bribery.

We will resolutely refuse all relationships with antisocial groups and organizations.

In addition to complying with the laws of each country, we will respect the norms, culture, and customs of that society, and contribute to the development of the local community. We will never engage in the utilization of child labour or forced labour.

Relationship with Customers, Business Partners, and Competitors

We will do our best for the customer and protect the bond of trust with the customer through honest interaction. We will appropriately manage information related to the customer, including corporate secrets and personal information.

Along with honest interaction, we will maintain moderate, wholesome relationships with our business partners and local communities. We will limit gifts and business entertainment to a sensible level, whether they are given or received.

We will comply with the Anti-monopoly Act and other related laws and regulations and will engage in fair trade without committing illegal actions such as participating in cartels or collusion, etc.
We will comply with the Act Against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc., to Subcontractors and other related laws and regulations, and will maintain appropriate trade relations with subcontractors.

We will comply with the Unfair Competition Prevention Act and other related laws and regulations, and will not make unauthorized use of the corporate secrets of other companies or engage in sales activities which would damage the trust of others. We will respect the patents, copyrights, and other intellectual property of third parties.

We will comply with laws and regulations and international treaties related to trade, as well as company rules related to the procurement of raw materials, and conduct appropriate import and export transactions.

Relationship with shareholders and investors

Along with striving for transparency in our management, we will disclose our management policy, business activities, and other corporate information related to economic, social, and environmental issues, in a timely and appropriate manner.

We will not engage in insider trading using unreleased company information, or actions which would evoke such suspicion.

Relationship with Employees 

We will respect the fundamental human rights of all people, and will not unfairly discriminate or harass individuals according to their philosophy and beliefs, nationality, birthplace, religion, race, sex, disability, social status, status within the company, etc., and will not invade their privacy. We will not allow others to do so.

With “safety is the top priority,” we will ensure safety and health in the workplace and engage in safe behaviour, and ensure the safety and health of all parties involved in our business. We will be fully mindful of mental and physical health control.

We will fully understand the spirit of the Corporate Code of Conduct and comply with its standards, diligently work to fulfil our individual duties, and always pursue better performance. We will strive for self-development to gain knowledge and to improve skills.

Relationship with the Company

We will comply with employment regulations and other regulations related to human resources. In the execution of duties, we will comply not only with relevant laws and regulations and articles of incorporation, but with, regulations, working manuals, and other company rules.

In addition to the company’s customer information, confidential information regarding sales, manufacturing, research and development, and others are important assets of the company. We will manage such information appropriately and will not provide it to third parties or use it for non-work purposes without authorization. We will respect the confidential information disclosed by third parties and handle it in the same manner as the company’s confidential information.

We will correctly record the company’s transactions and activities and appropriately manage and store the records in accordance with relevant laws and regulations and company rules. We will conduct accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards.

We will use company computer systems appropriately, in accordance with company rules. We will not destroy, tamper with, or alter data, make unauthorized use of software, or engage in other such misconduct.

We will keep necessary records of company assets (equipment, intellectual property, supplies, money, etc.), regardless of whether they are tangible or intangible, and use and manage them appropriately. We will not utilize such company assets for personal use.

We will not engage in behaviour which would adversely affect the profit of the company, using our duty-related position or authority, or based on the knowledge we have acquired in the course of the execution of duties. We will not engage in or be involved in activities which have a possibility of adversely affecting the profit of the company, without the authorization of the company.

We will not conduct personal activities in the workplace to solicit participation in political or religious organizations, request voting in elections, etc., without the authorization of the company.

Proactive communication

We will always do our best to achieve and maintain a working environment which makes it possible to openly discuss work and workplace issues. We will not keep to ourselves problems that cannot be resolved in the workplace, but we will consult with supervisors and relevant departments and strive toward a resolution.

Environmental Charter Basic Policy

The Oji Group Environmental Charter requires the Oji Group to help create a truly enriched and sustainable society by developing business activities that harmonize with the environment from a global perspective. The Charter calls for the Oji Group to make autonomous efforts to achieve further environmental improvement, and aggressively drive its forest recycling, paper recycling, and global warming countermeasures forward.

Action Guidelines

We will promote green procurement of resources grown in sustainably managed forests. We will use the results of the broad research activities of our forest research, and achievement made to date in the silviculture and management of our company-owned forests in Japan, for the planned development of the overseas Tree Plantation Projects. We will work to secure wood raw materials, which result in global environmental conservation.

We will seek to advance the utilization of recovered paper, making the most of the benefits of our comprehensive manufacturing or paper and paperboard. We will blend recovered paper in rations that are economical and suitable for intended uses, giving due consideration to the environment. In particular, as well as working on increasing the recovered paper usage in the paper area, we will work on the development of technologies for recycling types of used that are hard to recycle.

In the area of global warming countermeasure, we will strive to reduce carbon dioxide emmisions. As high priority issues toward that end, we will promote energy conservation and conversion to non-fossil fuels. We will also contribute to sequestration of carbon dioxide by proactivity pursuing the development and maintenance of forests.

Management Systems

Environmental impact by using the accumulated results of the paper-related basic research area, we are working on the research and development of environmental friendly production technologies and new products with the aim of helping to create a recycling oriented society.

Also, we work to use environment-friendly materials, as well as ensure production safety based on our company’s “Product Safety Charter” when we purchase materials

We will reduce the amount of waste for final disposal by enhancing measures such as the reduction of waste generation from the production process and effective utilization of waste.

In our international operations we are actively promoting international transfers of environmental technology, as well as observing environmental standard of the relevant countries

We will carry out our active PR and educational activities inside and outside the company and engage in dialogue with stakeholders concerning our environmental management initiatives. All of our offices, both in and outside Japan, will work to protect the environment of local communities and contribute to their development.

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