The GS YUASA CSR Policy and Code of Conduct, formulated in May 2017 as the President's Policy, have become the foundation of the Group's CSR activities. In the GS Yuasa Group, we carry out business in accordance with the CSR Policy and Code of Conduct in order to ensure the sustainable development of society and business.
Besides legal compliance, we respect international norms, guidelines, and initiatives related to social responsibility, work on sustainable development of our business through developing energy storage technologies, and contribute to people, society, and global environment.
GS YUASA conducts a transparent business policy which aims to earn the trust of customers, business partners, shareholders, and of local communities as a top priority. And to adhere to laws and regulations of each country and region. Furthermore, we address to prevent any kind of corruption, will not tolerate any illegal political contribution, bribery of public officials, and will not have relationships with personnel or organizations of organized crime.
GS YUASA will respect all human rights and fundamental labor rights, and will not tolerate any forced labor or child labor. We will also respect diversity, without any discrimination being tolerated.
GS YUASA will provide safe and comfortable working environments for employees. Proper management will be provided in order to promote mid to long-term development of human resources.
GS YUASA ensures the safety and quality of products/services to the end of their lifecycle throughout manufacturing. Furthermore, GS YUASA honest provides clear safety information for all products/services.
GS YUASA addresses to prevent pollution, and to mitigate climate change, and to establish a sound material-cycle society through using sustainable resources.
GS YUASA will contribute to sound and sustainable development of local communities through building better relationships with their local communities.
GS YUASA will promote actions to ensure social responsibility within our supply chain.
Date : May 1, 2017
GS Yuasa Corporation
We will never conduct to bring damage to the company, through misappropriation of corporate assets and corporate expenses only for one's personal ends or else with misfeasance allowing one's personal advantage.
We will disclose, within a specific time limit and with appropriate method, any information required by laws and regulations of each country and region in which we operate, as well as specific information to maintain good communication with other stakeholders and local communities.
We will not contribute for political funds, requesting some business advantage in return, such as acquisition or maintenance of trading, or access to nondisclosure information. Also, we will comply with the conditions stipulated by the laws and regulations of each country and region in which we operate before making political contributions.
We will not offer money, entertainment, gifts, or other economic benefits, nor provide advantages to public employees or equivalent persons perceived as a conflict of interest.
We will endeavor to maintain sound business relationships with our business partners; therefore we will not receive money, gift or entertainment offered from business partners exceeding commonly accepted limits.
We will respect and honor diversity and will not discriminate anyone for any reason, including race, gender, sexual identity, nationality, national origin, disability, and religious or political opinions.
We will not condone the removal of human rights of any individual person, including sexual harassment and power harassment, nor the reduction of personal dignity of others.
We will respect labor rights including freedom of association and collective bargaining rights, in accordance with the laws of each country and region in which we operate.
We will neither force labor, nor employ children under the legal working age. Furthermore, we will not tolerate forced labor or child labor in any way.
Directly or indirectly, we will not be complicit in human rights abuse.
We will maintain and improve working environments from the perspective of health and safety in accordance with laws and regulations of each country or region in which we operate.
We will make every effort to proactively support career development in accordance with each employee's abilities and aptitudes. Performance of each employee will be assessed adequately.
We will make every effort to respect diverse working styles, so as to ensure work-life balance and to maintain physical and mental health of employees.
We will offer equal opportunities in recruitment and promotion, as well as forbid any arbitrary or discriminatory treatments.
We will address to prioritize safety and quality throughout our business. For this purpose, we will strive to provide safe products and services to maintain and improve satisfied quality for customers, through all our business activities which are research & development, design, procurement, production, sales and after-sales service.
We clarify Safety Information on our products and services. Safety Information includes Instruction manuals supplied with products, Labelling of products, Web portal communication, etc. We will make Safety Information accessible for customers as well as for any other stakeholders involved in commercialization of our products and services.
We address to prevent spin-off effects on the extent of damages of accidents as well as swiftly react in case a serious accident occurs on our product or service. And also, we investigate and collate the relative facts, research of causalities, make a necessary report on these inside and outside our company group, and then we disclose information so as to take preventive steps.
We will contribute to the environmentally conscious society through the provision of products and services corresponding to the environmental requirements.
We recognize that we are member of the community and we aim to work together in cooperation with the local community which is our foundation. We will respect local culture and customs.
We will actively adopt local human resources in the business activities of our overseas affiliates and contribute to the development of local communities through our business activities.
We will share responsible procurement guideline among our suppliers, then address to promote Responsible Procurement upon interactive cooperation, aiming to ensure our social responsibilities across overall supply chain.
Date : May 1, 2017
GS Yuasa Corporation