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CSR of Hamamatsu Photonics

Based on our basic policy on corporate governance, we carry out corporate activities with a sense of ethics and common sense. In addition, by creating new industries through photonics technology, we aim to grow and develop as a strong and trusted company that contributes to society, human welfare and to the sustainable development of society.

Basic policy on corporate governance

Under our management philosophy, we have established this basic policy with a view to realize the ideal corporate governance based on the resolution of our board of directors. This policy is designed to enable the Hamamatsu Photonics Group to achieve sustainable growth, enhance enterprise value in the long-term and to enable our shareholders to hold our shares with continued confidence.

(As amended in December 16,2016)

Basic approach to corporate ethics and compliance

On the basis of the basic policy on corporate governance, we are aware of the Corporate Social Responsibility and will strictly abide by laws and regulations. In addition, each employee acts with a high ethical outlook and a spirit of pursuit in the unknown and unexplored.

Fundamental CSR policy

Corporate activities are based on each employee’s behavior. Each employee must pursue the unknown and unexplored through improving themselves everyday through their work, absorbing new knowledge and the accurate communication of information with having responsibilities, duties and recognition. In addition, we must respect human rights and strictly abide by all relevant laws and international rules in letter and spirit. Moreover, we have to cultivate a corporate culture in which every employee acts ethically as a member of society.

In order for our country to survive in the world, it is important to acquire knowledge and establish new industries by pursuing the unknown and unexplored for mankind.

We have established this policy with a view to contribute to society and human welfare by creating new industries through maintaining a high ethical outlook each employee has and leveraging photonics technology.In addition, we aim to grow and develop as a strong and trusted company.

  1. We will cultivate a corporate culture in which every employee acts ethically as a member of society.
  2. We will actively pursue new frontiers of photonics technology, with the aim of creating new industries.
  3. We will strictly abide by all relevant laws, regulations and conventions, be they local, national, or international, in letter and in spirit.
  4. We will share appropriate, accurate information to our stakeholders in a timely manner.
  5. We will contribute to society and human welfare by offering safe, high-quality photonic products and related services.
  6. We will ensure that our business activities respect the value of human rights.
  7. We will provide our employees with a safe and comfortable working environment, as well as resources for continual growth.
  8. We will strive to develop ecologically-sound, sustainable business activities.
  9. We will maintain safeguards against unauthorized access to corporate data.
  10. We will continue to serve as a philanthropic partner within our local communities.

Pledge to stakeholders

On the basis of basic policy on corporate governance, basic approach to corporate ethics and compliance and fundamental CSR policy, we make the organization to grow and develop as a company, trusted by all of our stakeholders.

Pledge to customers

  • Thorough business activities through fair trade and competition
  • Compliance with relevant laws and regulations
  • Provide appropriate information on products and services
  • Promote communication with customers
  • Protect personal information and privacy
  • Provide high-quality, safe products and services
  • Provide products and services stably and continuously
  • Improve accessibility of products and services
  • Prevent information leaks and unauthorized access to customer information

Pledge to business partners

  • Fair-trading based on compliance with the Subcontract Act
  • Implementation of ethical and fair purchasing activities
  • Prevention of fraudulent imports and exports
  • Respect intellectual property rights
  • Dissemination of management philosophy and corporate code of conduct
  • Clarification of procurement philosophy and procurement procedures
  • Promote communication with business partners
  • Clarification of safety and quality requirements
  • Support for ensuring the safety and quality of business partners
  • Clarification of requirements for consideration of human rights (labor environment)
  • Strengthen cooperation with business partners on environmental issues

Pledge to shareholders

  • Prevent insider trading
  • Elimination of unfair provision of benefit
  • Disclosure of corporate governance information
  • Timely and accurate disclosure of financial and performance information
  • Disclosure of information on Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Disclosure of information on risk
  • Appropriate dividends
  • Appropriate management of general meeting of shareholders
  • Promote understanding of environmental management
  • Promote understanding of, and win support for corporate social contribution activities

Pledge to employees

  • Promote understanding of corporate ethics and corporate code of conduct
  • Disclosure of information on working conditions
  • Promote internal communication between managers and employees, and among employees
  • Protect personal information and privacy
  • Promote understanding of the handling of intellectual property rights (including trade secrets)
  • Efforts to prevent and the early detection of fraudulent activities by employees
  • Realization of a safe workplace
  • Management of appropriate working hours and prohibition of overworking
  • Promote understanding of safety and quality
  • Personal systems that enable diverse human resources to exercise their capabilities
  • Equal employment opportunities and prohibition of employment discrimination
  • Enhancement of safety in the workplace and health management of employees
  • Support employee development
  • Discuss and interact with employees in good faith
  • Prohibition of child and forced labor
  • Consideration of human rights
  • Work and family-life balance
  • Encourage and support employee’s voluntary social contribution activities
  • Promote awareness through environmental education

Pledge to society

  • Prevent all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery
  • Prohibition of unauthorized use and receipt of public research funds
  • Development of new technologies that contribute to society and mankind
  • Respect for the intellectual property of others
  • Compliance with environmental laws and regulations
  • Enhance dialog with the public
  • Safety of facilities and equipment
  • Creation of jobs
  • Measures to reduce environmental impact and risks (prevention of global warming, promotion of 3R(Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), chemical risk management etc.)
  • Approach to conserve nature (including conservation of biodiversity)
  • Encourage employees to participate in local communities
  • Invest management resources to resolve issues aimed at local communities to become self-reliant.
  • Elimination of antisocial forces
  • Pay attention to research ethics when conducting research and development.
  • Respect for human rights in accordance with international standards
  • Examination of the impact of business expansion and withdrawal
  • Contribute to the development of local industries
  • Respect for local cultures and customs
  • Compliance with overseas laws and regulations
  • Promote communication with local stakeholders

Corporate code of conduct

In corporate activities, we have established a corporate code of conduct in order to earn the trust and understanding of society by complying with the letter and spirit of laws, acting with high ethical outlook and a sense of responsibility.

  • Comply with relevant laws and regulations in transactions
  • Ensure business activities through fair trade and competition.
  • Provide high-quality, safe products and services
  • Respect and protect personal information and privacy
  • Comply with product environmental regulations
  • Comply with the Subcontract Act in our purchasing activities
  • Conduct ethical and fair purchasing activities
  • Prevent unauthorized imports and exports
  • Mutual intellectual property rights respected in transactions
  • Eliminate any relationship with antisocial forces
  • Eliminate unauthorized benefit provision
  • Prevent insider trading
  • Disclosure of corporate governance information
  • Timely and accurate disclosure of financial and performance information
  • Disclosure of information on corporate social responsibility
  • Disclosure of information on risk
  • Payment of appropriate dividends
  • Promote employee’s understanding of corporate ethics and corporate code of conduct
  • Efforts for the early detection and prevention of fraudulent activities by employees
  • Realization of safe workplace
  • Promote understanding of safety and quality to employees
  • Promote personal systems that enable diverse human resources to exercise their capabilities
  • Conduct equal employment opportunities and prohibit employment discrimination
  • Enhancement of safety in the workplace and the health management of employees
  • Prohibition of child labor and forced labor
  • Protect human rights of employees
  • Ensure safety of facilities and equipment
  • Respect for the intellectual property of others
  • Comply with environmental regulations in all business activities
  • Promote measures to reduce environmental impact and risks (restraint of global warming, promotion of 3R(Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), chemical risk management etc.)
  • Prohibition of unauthorized use and receipt of research funds
  • Promote fair and ethical research activities
  • Positively participate in social contribution activities
  • Thorough respect for human rights in accordance with domestic and international standards
  • Comply with laws of each overseas country