Chapter 3. No Giving/Acceptance of Undue Gains
Article 8 (Money/Gifts)
No member of the Company shall demand or take any form of money/gift from an interested party for any reason whatsoever, except in the form of a gift marked with a logo of the interested party, or a gift generally provided to each of the participants in an event held by the Interested Party within the CA Level.
Payment of credit card charges, payables or loans by any interested party for any member of the Company shall be deemed as the acceptance of money.
If any member of the Company happens to take any form of money/gift unknowingly or against his/her own will, he/she shall immediately return the same to the giver, and, if it is not possible to do so, he/she shall report the details thereof to the head of his/her department ("Department Head") and the Office of Ethics.
If the return of money or gift received is out of the question because the giver or the address of the giver is unknown, the Office of Ethics shall donate such money or gift to charities.
Article 9 (Entertainment)
Entertainment within the CA Level such as providing meals may be provided to, or received from, interested parties. Entertainment with members of the opposite sex is not allowed.
No member of the Company shall receive any entertainment beyond the CA Level. Any member receiving entertainment beyond the Level in an unavoidable situation shall report to the Department Head.
Participation in any event that includes entertainment beyond the CA Level shall be approved by the Department Head in advance.
Article 10 (Convenience)
No member of the Company shall receive any form of convenience, including transportation and accommodation, provided on the interested party's account, except those generally provided to each of the participants at an event held by the interested party .
Any member who happens to receive entertainment exceeding the CA Level in unavoidable circumstances, he/she shall report the same to the Department Head.
Article 11 (Congratulatory or condolatory money )
No member of the Company shall notify an interested party of any recent or future congratulatory or condolatory event involving themselves or their associates. Any advisory given regarding such an event through a third party shall be deemed to have been given by that member.
The EP Community Congratulatory or Condolatory Corner shall be used to exchange information on congratulatory or condolatory events. Any notice given through individual in-house email or by dispatching information sheets (such as invitation cards or obituary notices) shall be prohibited. The scope of relatives for the notices of congratulatory or condolatory events shall be limited to the employees themselves, grandparents of their spouses, parents, and children.
The condolatory money between employees shall not exceed RMB 300, which is a normal level based on social practices.
No member of the Company shall receive any congratulatory or condolatory money from interested parties. Any member receiving congratulatory or condolatory money in unavoidable situations shall return the money or report the fact to the Department Head if returning such money is difficult. The Department Head shall then turn over the money to the Office of Ethics.
Upon request, a member shall submit a record showing the return of the congratulatory or condolatory money received from an interested party to the Office of Ethics.
No member of the Company shall receive congratulatory or condolatory wreath. No wreath received by a member in unavoidable situation shall be displayed.
No member of the Company shall hold a wedding ceremony at a five star hotel or any other extravagant place.
Article 12 (Pecuniary transactions)
No member of the Company shall involve himself/herself in any pecuniary transaction with an interested party, such as money lending or borrowing, providing or being provided with a payment guarantee for a loan or a rental/lease of real estate.
If a member of the Company is involved in a pecuniary transaction with an interested party due to personal relations, he/she shall report the same to the Department Head
Article 13 (Support for events)
No member of the Company shall be allowed to take any form of money/gift from an interested party to support any event organized or sponsored by the Company, such as department-level events or hobby club activities.
Any form of convenience (such as vehicles, venues, services, etc.) received from an interested party in relation to an event shall be deemed as money/gift having been received.
Any form of money/gift or convenience taken or received from any interested party in relation to an event under certain unavoidable circumstances shall be reported to the Department Head or the head of the sponsoring department
Article 14 (No transaction using job related information)
No member of the Company shall use, or cause a third party to use, any information gained in connection with the performance of his/her job to buy or sell properties including securities and real estate.
Information learned in connection with the performance of the job under paragraph 1 (above) denotes any information about the Company or any of its trading partners learned by a member of the Company that is not disclosed to the public and provides an opportunity to gain economic benefits, including, but not limited to, investment, technological development and financial state.