Code of Conduct
Casio Group Code of Conduct
Compliance with all laws and other social norms is a fundamental expectation for all employees and officers of the Casio Group*1 as they execute the corporate creed and the Charter of Creativity for Casio and Casio Common Commitment. This Code of Conduct provides specific guidelines for meeting this expectation.
*1 Casio Group
Casio Computer Co., Ltd., its subsidiaries, and affiliated companies in which Casio Computer Co., Ltd., has real management rights
The purpose of the Casio Group Code of Conduct (hereinafter, "Code of Conduct") is to ensure that Casio contributes to the development of a sustainable society, while earning the confidence of diverse stakeholders,*2 including customers, shareholders, suppliers, and local communities, by carrying out fair and honest corporate activities from a global perspective and fulfilling its social responsibilities.
In accordance with this Code of Conduct, we, the employees and officers of the Casio Group (hereinafter, "we"), will act as upstanding members of society both in business and in our personal lives.
*2 Stakeholders include all those people with an interest in Casio's corporate activities
2. Basic Policies
We will conduct ourselves in accordance with the Charter of Creativity for Casio, which sets out our basic policies, in order to practice the corporate creed of "Creativity and Contribution."
The Charter of Creativity for Casio
We will value creativity, and ensure that our products meet universal needs.*3
We will strive to be of service to society, providing customer with delight, happiness, and pleasure.
We will back up our words and actions with trustworthiness and integrity, and work as professionals.
*3 To create innovative products that everyone needs but no other company has ever produced. At Casio, this is the mission not only of product development, but also of every other part of the business.
3. Code of Conduct
3-1. Compliance with Laws and Ethics
We will carry out daily activities in a reasonable manner as upstanding members of society based on corporate ethics,*4 and will obtain sufficient understanding of the laws and other social norms that pertain to our business, and faithfully adhere to them.
*4 Corporate ethics
Corporate ethics refer to principles that guide organizational activities for fair and appropriate management intended to fulfill corporate social responsibilities. They are a prerequisite for honest conduct based on fundamental values as members of a company and society, in order to build a company that earns the confidence and support of society.
3-2. Respect for Human Rights
We will respect all fundamental human rights, and will not engage in any form of discrimination. As we strive to provide equal employment opportunity, we will not use or permit any form of child or forced labor. We will respect the diversity of individuals and their unique personalities. We will also realize supportive environments in the workplace.
3-3. Provision of Safety and Peace of Mind to Customers
We will improve the quality of our products and services, and earn the confidence of customers. Moreover, we will provide safety and peace of mind to customers by responding sincerely and rapidly to their opinions and requests.
3-4. Fair Competition and Transactions
We will conduct transactions properly and engage in fair, transparent, and free competition. Moreover, we will never provide improper benefit to public servants, politicians, or governmental organizations.
3-5. Separation of Personal Affairs from Business
We will clearly separate our personal and business activities, and will not engage in improper use of any social position, authority, or standing that we may have.
3-6. Information Protection
We will obtain sufficient understanding of the importance of business information, and will properly protect the information according to its sensitivity, and never use it improperly.
3-7. Environmental Conservation
We will obtain an understanding of ecological diversity and the importance of maintaining and protecting the natural environment. At our own initiative, we will proactively engage in daily activities to help protect the global environment, and will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.
3-8. Disclosure of Corporate Information
We will actively communicate with customers, shareholders, and other stakeholders for the purpose of improving management soundness and transparency.
3-9. Maintenance of Social Order
We will respond firmly to anti-social activities, and strictly avoid any relations with anti-social forces, thereby striving for stability and maintenance of social order.
3-10. Social Contributions
We will be good communicators and actively contribute to society, with the goal of helping to create a healthier and more prosperous society.
4. Implementation of the Code of Conduct
We will ensure a proper understanding of the Code of Conduct, and apply these guidelines in every situation, both inside and outside the company.
(1) Based on a resolution of the Board of Directors of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., this Code of Conduct applies to all companies in the Casio Group. It will be revised as necessary, and applied to the operation and management environments.
(2) If any parts of this Code of Conduct prove difficult to adopt due to differences in local laws or customs, each group company may revise its own code of conduct based on approval of its board of directors. In such cases, however, the spirit of this Code of Conduct must be followed, and such revisions must be reported to the division administering the Code of Conduct.
(3) The officers and division managers will take the lead in implementing the Code of Conduct, while ensuring that it is widely understood and followed within the organization, through guidance when necessary.
5. Handling Violations
Any person that violates the Code of Conduct will be subject to strict reprimand, based on relevant law or provisions of the employment regulations at the Casio Group company concerned.
Established: October 21, 1998
Revised: July 1, 2003
Revised: June 3, 2008