Corporations, in addition to being economic entities engaged in the pursuit of profit through fair competition, should be beneficial to society at large. For this reason, Konica Minolta Group shall behave in a socially responsible manner and shall have all of its directors, officers and employees clearly acknowledge the spirit of this Charter of Corporate Behaviour.
Senior management shall recognize that the fulfilment of the spirit of this Charter is its own role and responsibility, and shall take the initiative to ensure that all directors, officers and employees fully understand the Charter. In addition, the management shall constantly pay attention to the opinions of internal and external parties and shall promote the implementation of effective systems to secure ethical corporate behaviour.
Beneficial and Safe Products
We shall strive to earn the confidence of consumers and clients through the development and provision of socially beneficial products and services with the utmost consideration for safety.
Fair and Transparent Corporate Activities
We shall, in the pursuit of fair and transparent corporate activities, comply with laws and social regulations and act in accordance with international rules and the articles of incorporation.
Communications with Society and Information Disclosure
We shall communicate with society at large and disclose corporate information fairly and adequately.
We shall acknowledge the seriousness of global environmental issues and shall act voluntarily and affirmatively to protect the environment.
Contribution to Society
We shall, with a global perspective, affirmatively make contributions to society while respecting local customs and cultures.
Respect for Employees
We shall endeavour to make the lives of employees comfortable and fulfilling, provide a safe work environment, and respect each employee’s personality and individuality.
In the event of a violation of the principles of this Charter, in order to solve the problem senior management shall investigate the cause of the violation and develop reforms to prevent its recurrence in accordance with corporate compliance procedures. Prompt public disclosure of precise information and an explanation regarding the violation shall be made and responsibility for the violation shall be clarified. Strict and fair disciplinary action shall be taken including with respect to senior management where necessary.
Established on October 1, 2003