CSR Guidelines for Partners and Suppliers

NYK is responsible for bringing safe and certain monohakobi (transport) to its customers' supply chains.
On Feb. 2017, we revised “CSR Guidelines for Partners and Suppliers” to fulfill our responsibilities.
We will explain the guideline to our group companies both Japan and overseas and have training programs to promote the better understanding of the CSR guidelines.

CSR Guidelines for Partners and Suppliers

As a comprehensive global-logistics group offering ocean, land, and air transportation services, the NYK Group aspires to fulfill its corporate social responsibility (CSR) for a sustainable society and is centered on practicing its corporate philosophy of supporting people's lives through safe and dependable transport (monohakobi).

In recent years, the CSR that companies are required to meet has been diversifying. With such global issues as forced labor, child labor, and acts of environmental degradation having emerged with the globalization of supply chains, individual companies and all associated entities in their supply chains must cooperate to address these issues. To conduct business that fulfills CSR throughout the supply chain, it is necessary for all parties to share a common understanding and work together with our partners and suppliers.

We would like to ask you, our partners and suppliers, for cooperation and understanding in promoting your CSR activities in reference to these guidelines.

I. Pursuit of Safety and Preservation of the Natural Environment

Pursuit of Safety*

Please continually carry out safety activities that adhere to basics, and endeavor to improve technologies for ensuring safety.

Preservation of the Natural Environment*

Please comply with applicable treaties, national laws, and regulations related to the environment in each country in a comprehensive effort to conserve the natural environment, prevent environmental pollution, and protect biological diversity. Please work proactively to reduce and recycle waste, slash resource, energy and water consumption, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

II. Fair Business Activities

Compliance with Laws and Regulations of Countries

Please comply with all laws and regulations, both domestically and overseas, and engage in business activities with integrity, fairness, and equity in accordance with social norms.

Compliance with Competition and Antitrust Laws

  • (1) Please comply with competition and antitrust laws, and do not engage in any acts that impede free and fair competition, such as private monopolization, unreasonable restraint of trade (e.g., cartels), and unfair trade practices.
  • (2) In your dealings with suppliers, please do not abuse your superior bargaining position.

Prohibition on Corruption, Bribery, etc.

Please endeavor to prevent all types of corruption, including bribery.

Disclosure of Corporate Information and Ensuring Transparency

Please disclose your corporate information in a timely and appropriate manner in accordance with all laws and regulations, and proactively provide information apart from the required statutory disclosures.

Elimination of Antisocial Forces

  • (1) Please resolutely refuse any unreasonable claims from any antisocial forces or those who are suspected of being associated therewith, and do not have any relations with them.
  • (2) Without exception, please do not become involved in terrorism, money laundering, or any other forms of crime, and furthermore, be careful not to become associated with persons or entities involved in such criminal activity.
III. Respect for Human Rights and Diversity of Cultures

Respect for Human Rights and Prohibition of Discrimination

Please respect human rights, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, gender, national or regional origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, diseases, social status, or any other reason.

Prohibiting Harassment

Please do not engage in libelous or slanderous acts that violate human dignity, or carry out abusive acts that may be regarded as harassment.

Respect for Cultures of Countries and Regions

Please respect cultures and custom of countries and regions in which you conduct your business, and conduct your business operations in harmony with regional communities and international society.

Prohibiting Forced Labor or Child Labor

Please do not engage in inhumane acts such as forced labor or child labor, and endeavor to ensure appropriate payment of wages. Also, do not conduct trade with business enterprises engaged in inhumane employment.

Respect for Fundamental Rights of Workers

Please respect workers' rights, including collective bargaining rights and freedom of association, as prescribed in international treaties and in national and regional laws and regulations.

IV. Assuring a Safe and Healthy Work Environment

Assuring Balance between Work and Private Life

Please endeavor to eliminate extended working hours, and support work patterns that realize balance between work and private life (work-life balance).

Assuring a Safe and Healthy Work Environment

Please maintain a safe and healthy work environment, and make daily efforts for prevention of accidents and occupational injuries.

V. Treatment of Information

Respect of Intellectual Property

Please do not infringe on intellectual property rights owned by other companies or persons, such as unauthorized copying or illegal use of computer software or programs.

Complete Observation of Information Management

  • (1) Please comply with all laws and regulations concerning information security, and implement strict information management.
  • (2) Please pay special attention to the handling of personal information, and establish appropriate organizational systems for preventing information leaks.

Please note that we may carry out surveys of your activities, interview you or monitor your activities, ask you for redress, and require you to improve your activities.

* With respect to ship operations, you are asked to comply with the designated requirements of NAV9000, which are the NYK Group's original safety standards that encourage safety and environmental actions.

These guidelines will be revised as needed.

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