Sumitomo Riko Group's CSR
Shareholders and Investors, Customers, Suppliers and Other Trade Partners, Employees, Local Communities, Global Environment

Sumitomo Riko Group Corporate Action Charter

3rd Revision: April 23rd, 2019

The Sumitomo Riko Group, in view of The Sumitomo Spirit, including "integrity and sound management" and to "not pursue immoral business," and in accordance with the Sumitomo Riko Group Management Philosophy, creates social value by enhancing corporate value and social value with a strong sense of ethical values and autonomous and responsible behavior to aspire to be a Global Excellent Manufacturing Company.
To contribute to realizing the sustainable development of society in harmony with people and the Earth, we act in line with the following 10 principles.

  • Commitment to customers and realizing a sustainable society

    1. We shall develop and provide socially beneficial and safe products and services through innovation that provide satisfaction to customers and earn their confidence. We shall contribute to sustainable economic growth and the resolution of social issues through such business activities.

  • Fair business practices

    2. We shall engage in fair, transparent, and free competition, and ensure that transactions are appropriate and responsible. Also, we shall observe laws, regulations, and rules, as well as maintain a sound and proper relationship with political bodies and government agencies.

  • Dialogue with stakeholders, information disclosure, and information management

    3. In addition to communicating with a wide range of shareholders constructively, we shall interact extensively with the public, and disclose corporate information actively, effectively, and fairly to create social value by enhancing corporate and social value. We shall also protect and properly manage personal and customer data and other types of information.

  • Respect for human rights

    4. We shall conduct business that respects the human rights of all persons.

  • Decent workplace

    5. We shall realize work practices that will improve the capability of employees and that respect the diversity, character and personality of employees. We shall ensure a healthy, safe and comfortable working environment, thereby cultivating a sense of belonging and plenitude.

  • Global environment

    6. Recognizing that global environmental issues pose challenges to all humankind, and that it is an integral part of our existence and activities, we shall proactively tackle these issues.

  • Social contribution

    7. We shall actively engage in community involvement activities and contribute to community development as a good corporate citizen.

  • Respect for international norms of behavior and good relations with the community

    8. In line with the globalization of business activities, we shall comply with laws and regulations of the countries and regions where our business operations are based and respect human rights and other international norms of behavior. We shall also conduct business by taking into consideration the local culture and customs as well as the interests of stakeholders, and contribute toward the development of the local economy and society.

  • Risk management and crisis management

    9. We shall assess risks that may arise in the future and develop measures to prevent their materialization; and if they do materialize, we shall endeavor to minimize the damage. We shall conduct thorough and organized crisis management in the face of actions caused by natural disasters, cyber attacks, terrorism, antisocial forces and other crises that pose a threat to civil society and corporate activity.

  • Initiative of top management and implementation of this charter

    10. Recognizing that it is the role of top management to inculcate the spirit of this Charter throughout the Group, top management of the Sumitomo Riko Group shall take the initiative in an exemplary manner to build an effective governance system and implement the Charter within Sumitomo Riko and throughout the Group companies, while also encouraging the Group's suppliers to endorse and fulfill the principles of this Charter. Furthermore, top management shall continuously listen and respond to voices from within and outside the Group and establish internal systems to promote CSR.
    In the event of any violation of the Charter causing a loss of social trust, top management of the Sumitomo Riko Group shall take charge to resolve the issue, investigate and identify the causes of the lapse, and make efforts to prevent recurrence while fulfilling their responsibilities.


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