The Nisshinbo Group's Contributions to the SDGs

The Nisshinbo Group will contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through thorough compliance-related activities. Key performance indicators (KPIs) are managed and systematically implemented to achieve the Group's Mid-Term CSR Targets of regular compliance education and operation of the corporate ethics reporting system.

Core SDGs Goals and Targets and the activities of the Nisshinbo Group

The Nisshinbo Group regards SDG 16.5 as a core target, and is promoting both thorough rigorous compliance. To ensure that our business activities are conducted in a fair manner, we conduct regular education at each level and encourage awareness of the Corporate Ethics Reporting System.

  • 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

  • Targets: 16.5

    Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms.

Compliance Training

In order to ensure fair and honest business practices, the Nisshinbo Group conducts a variety of compliance training, such as training for different employee levels and work sites and training for employees who will receive assignments abroad.

Since fiscal 2016, in order to instill compliance the Group has made conducting yearly compliance training for all of its managers one of its KPIs. We have created Compliance Training Materials for Managers in both Japanese and English and are utilizing them at all Group companies.

Additionally, we are conducting training at all of our subsidiaries that is tailored to each company’s country, region and type of business.

Anticorruption Efforts

In recent years, international legislation on bribery and corrupt practices have been strengthened, and detection has grown more rigorous. We formulated the Guide to Prevent Corruption in response to related legislation in other countries. We have rolled out the guide across the Group, including all subsidiaries in other countries. This guide encompasses Article 18 of Japan’s Unfair Competition Prevention Act (Prohibition to Provide Illicit Gain, etc. to Foreign Public Officers, etc.), the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related guidelines, and the UK Bribery Act. We review the content of the guide as necessary and use it for group-wide anticorruption efforts.

Adhering Strictly to a Policy of Confidentiality

We have entered into confidentiality agreements with our partners to prevent leaks of intellectual property, technology and expertise disclosed throughout the supply chain from the design and development stages.
To ensure appropriate trade secrets management, we conduct annual internal audits.