CSR Guidelines for Partners and Suppliers

NYK is responsible for bringing safe and certain monohakobi (transport) to its customers' supply chains, and in April 2010, we formulated “CSR guidelines for partners and suppliers” to better achieve this. The document contains guidelines related to the supply chain and covers issues such as legal compliance, fair trade, building trust, safety and confidence, the environment, human rights, labor, and corruption.

Explanations are given to Japan and overseas group companies every year, together with training programs to ensure the spread of the CSR guidelines.

CSR guidelines for partners and suppliers

As a global logistics business, the NYK Group is a part of its customers' supply chains, working with the support of a large number of stakeholders to provide safe and dependable monohakobi. We have formulated the CSR guidelines described below as a means of identifying and solving issues in the supply chain in areas like legal compliance, fair trade, trustworthiness, safety and security, environment, human rights, labor, and anti-corruption. We work with our partners and suppliers to encourage them to understand and practice these concepts.

1. Legal compliance:
Awareness that the company is a member of society and, in the interest of justice and fairness, must adhere to laws and ordinances, and must also respect the praiseworthy cultures and practices of local communities and adhere to the praiseworthy ethics and mores of local societies in all corporate activities.
2. Fair trade:
Companies must contribute to the betterment of global society engaging in fair, transparent, and free competition and conducting business activities in an appropriate manner in all regions of the world.
3. Trustworthiness:
Companies must build relationships of mutual trust by engaging in fair, transparent transactions and observing all applicable laws, ordinances, and social codes of conduct.
4. Safety and security:
The safety and security of services must be viewed as one of our highest priorities, achieved through ongoing efforts to improve.
5. Environment:
Companies must endeavor to protect the global environment and prevent environmental destruction and pollution.
6. Human rights:
Companies must respect the dignity of the individual and must not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, national origin, ethnicity, race, creed, religion, social status, etc.
7. Labor:
Companies must endeavor to provide safe, sanitary, and healthy working environments. Companies must not engage in inhumane employment practices or forced labor.
8. Anti-corruption:
Companies must work to prevent corruption in all its forms, on both the receiving and giving sides.

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