Chapter 6. Ethics of Company Members
Article 19 (Fair dealings)
All members of the Company shall perform their own jobs fairly and in accordance with the Company’s bylaws and rules and follow transparent and reasonable principles to deal with matters not covered by the bylaws or rules.
No member of the Company shall engage in any act that violates laws or social norms, including bribery of interested parties, whether such an act serves the benefit of the Company or not.
No member shall accept any economic benefit from any interested party, including money/gift, entertainment or convenience, that may impair partiality in connection with the performance of his or her job. If unavoidable, the member shall report to the Office of Ethics any economic benefit received in accordance with these Guidelines and take measures correspondingly.
In order to ensure the fairness in performing his or her job, no member of the Company shall:
1.Pedal influence to help any entity owned by him/her or anyone related to him/her to be selected as the Company’s supplier or trading partner.
2.Make an investment or acquire assets together with any affiliate or make borrowings from or loans to him or her.
3.Seek personal gains using his/her job.
4.Fabricate documents or numbers;
5.Engage in any act that may interfere with the fair conduct of his/her job.
Article 20 (High standard of morality)
Members of the Company shall keep a high standard of morality and continuously strive to maintain their personal dignity and uphold the company's good standing.
No member shall engage in any act that may cause his/her colleagues not to trust each other or ruin the work environment by, for example, spreading groundless rumors.
Members of the Company shall neither give nor accept any gift in connection with their promotion or transfer, including congratulatory wreaths or telegrams.
Article 21 (Self Development)
Members of the Company shall formulate their respective ideal image of an exemplary employee and constantly strive to conform to the image through continuous self development.
Members of the Company shall have good business ethics and a high standard of morality and shall have full understanding of the laws, culture and practices of the country in which they do business.
Article 22 (Protection of company assets)
No member of the Company shall use, or cause any third party to use, any of the Company’s assets for his/her own or a third party’s benefits.
Members of the Company shall report to the Company anything that has happened or is likely to happen that may cause significant damage to the Company’s assets and help the Company to take appropriate measures in response.
Members of the Company shall handle the Company’s confidential information in accordance with the Company’s security rules and not disclose any of it without prior consent from the Company.
Article 23 (Avoidance of conflict of interest)
No member of the Company shall engage in any act or relationship that may cause a conflict of interest between the Company and him/her.
No member of the Company shall have stake in any company directly or indirectly competing with the Company or become involved in the operation of such a company.
Article 24 (Respect for fellow workers)
Members of the Company shall honor business etiquette at workplaces and not talk impolitely or slander others.
Members of the Company shall not give money or gifts to fellow members, except for gifts for birthdays or other family affairs that are acceptable by social standards.
Members of the Company shall not make loans to or borrow money from each other.
No member of the Company shall engage in any act that may be regarded as sexual harassment.