JFE Group Standards of Business Conduct

JFE Group Standards of Business Conduct

All JFE Group executives and employees will faithfully adhere to the following Standards of Business Conduct in all facets of corporate activities. These standards were created to embody the Corporate Vision of the JFE Group and go hand-in-hand with the Corporate Values.

Senior executives are to take the lead in communicating these standards to employees throughout the group, and also business partners, and in creating effective systems and mechanisms to ensure adherence to corporate ethical standards.

Senior executives shall be directly involved both in the resolution and implementation of measures to prevent the recurrence of any violations of these standards. They shall disclose information about violations in a timely and accurate manner both inside and outside the group, shall clarify the authority and accountability involved and shall deal rigorously with offenses.

1.Provide quality products and services

Earn the trust and regard of customers by endeavoring to provide safe, high-quality products and services based on superior technology, and by fully respecting and protecting the privacy of personal and customer information.

2.Be open to society at large

Endeavor to communicate with shareholders and the broader community, and actively disclose corporate information.

3.Coordinate and cooperate with the community

Actively contribute to the community as a good corporate citizen in a spirit of coordination and cooperation.

4. Globalize

Endeavor to achieve mutual understanding with people around the world, working from a global perspective and with respect to international norms, and also local cultures and customs.

5. Exist in harmony with the global environment

Actively work to achieve better living standards and the advancement of societies, as well as harmonious existence with the global environment.

6. Maintain proper relations with government and political authorities

Endeavor to build and maintain sound and proper relationships with government and political authorities.

7. Respond appropriately to anti-social elements

Firmly resist all elements and organizations that threaten social order and stability, and refuse all illegal and improper demands.

8. Respect human rights

Respect all employees and members of the general public as individuals and refrain from any and all discrimination in corporate activities.

9. Provide challenging work environments

Provide employees with attractive, safe and challenging work environments.

10. Comply with laws and ordinances

Comply with all applicable laws and ordinances, endeavor to compete fairly and freely, refrain from illegal business activities, promote sound business practices, and be faithful and sincere in all activities and dealings.