“Our Commitment” states the principles of our conduct which we should adhere to in our business activities. The “Kuraray Group Code of Conduct” serves as guidelines to implement the commitment in performing day-to-day work. The Group’s top executive has declared that we will comply with laws and regulations and “Our Commitment” under any and all circumstances. To share these principles and commitments among all Kuraray Group personnel throughout the world, the Compliance Handbook has been compiled containing the foregoing declaration by the top executive and explanations of the “Kuraray Group Code of Conduct.” To disseminate these principles and commitments among all Kuraray Group employees, a compliance handbook has been distributed to all Group employees in Japan and overseas, while e-learning opportunities were provided to ensure that all employees throughout the world fully understand the principles and commitments.
In addition, we have appointed compliance officers at plants and overseas offices of Kuraray and Group companies, and have organized regional compliance committees. In fiscal 2019, the timing of the regional compliance committees’ development of action plans and reporting on accomplishments was aligned with the timing of the holding of the Risk Management and Compliance Committee meeting, to realize a more efficient and effective operating system.