“Our Commitment” states the principles of our conduct which we should observe in doing our business. The “Kuraray Group Code of Conduct” serves as guidelines to implement the commitment in performing day-to-day work. Top executive of Kuraray Group has declared that we will comply with laws and regulations and “Our Commitment” under any circumstances. To share these principles and commitments among all Kuraray Group personnel throughout the world, 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 written in eight languages, Japanese, English, German, Chinese, Hangul, Russian, Flemish and Czech has been distributed to the Group employees throughout the world.
In addition, we have appointed compliance officers at plants, offices and laboratories of Kuraray and Group companies, and have organized a compliance committee by region. The regional committee is working effectively to implement not only company-wide themes decided by the Risk Management and Compliance Subcommittee but also region-specific themes.