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CSR Code of Conduct

Rubycon Group Code of Conduct

Rubycon Group Code of Conduct is established to ensure workplace safety of employees and to provide employees with such working environment as required for performing their duties and is aimed to accord with environmental responsibility and corporate ethics as well as to comply with relevant laws and regulations. Rubycon Group Code of Conduct conforms to former EICC Code of Conduct.

1 Human Rights and Labor

Voluntary labor
We will employ all workers of their free will, and assure free selection to leave or end their employment. We strictly prohibit human-rights abuse including forced labor, restraint, domination, slavery, human traffic and abduction, and do not reserve identification of any employee.
Prohibit Harassment and Inhumane Treatment
We prohibit all forms of harassment, corporal punishment, physical or mental oppression, or any other form of harassment or inhumane treatment in the workplace, and the violators shall be referred to Disciplinary Committee of the Company for severe punishment.
No child labor
We will not employ children under the minimum age for employment. We will not employ individuals under 18 years old.
No discrimination
We will not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, religion, political orientation, creed, affiliation to union or marital status on recruiting, employment, promotion, reward or training so as to establish equal opportunity and fair treatment.
Reasonable wage
We will observe wage laws stipulating the minimum wage, overwork and legal payment, and pay wages on due dates, but not conduct illegal deduction. We will deliver pay statement to every employee without delay.
Working hours
We will manage working hours, holidays and vacations of every employee to comply with the statutory limit.
Right to organize of employees
We will respect employees’ rights to organize, to protest, and to affiliate with labor council as the means to win labor-management council for working environment and wage level, in compliance with relevant statutes. Employees may frankly talk with management regarding their concerns about labor conditions and business practices without threat of reprisal, assault or harassment.

2 Health and Safety

Machine Safeguarding
We will take necessary safety measures for equipment to be used in the company and conduct appropriate maintenance.
Workplace safety
We will evaluate safety risks in workplaces to secure safety through appropriate design, engineering and management means. We will provide employees with safety training and protection as appropriate. We will respond (in good faith) to safety concerns from employees.
Workplace sanitation
We will review workplace environment including harmful chemicals and waste as well as noise, odor and take appropriate measures for control and protection.
Elimination of Occupational Injuries and Workplace Illnesses
We shall monitor the status of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and take appropriate countermeasures.
Emergency preparedness
We will estimate potential injuries and accidents to prepare emergency plan for human safety and communicate it to all employees.
Physically demanding work
We will identify physically demanding works and appropriately administrate them to prevent injury and illness.
Facility safety and sanitation
We will ensure safety and sanitation of facilities for employees (e.g. dormitory, canteen, lavatory)and maintain potable water, air conditioners, and emergency exits.
Health of employees
We will adequately control health of every employee.

3 Environment

Product content restrictions
We will control all of the statutory banned and restricted chemicals in all of our products, while complying with relevant statutes and customer requirements.
Chemical materials to be used in production process
We will control all of the statutory banned and restricted materials in our production processes and comply with relevant statutes and customer requirements.
Environmental management system
We will establish and operate environmental management system.
Minimal impact on environment (e.g. waste water, sludge, exhaust gas)
We will comply with laws and regulations on waste water, sludge, exhaust gas, and improve them with our voluntary standards.
Environmental permits and administrative approval
We will obtain necessary administrative authorization according to laws and regulations, and submit required reports.
Effective utilization of resources and energy (3R)
We will set our original goal to save resources and energy while continuing to strive for effective utilization of them.
Reduction of greenhouse gas emission
We will set our original goal to reduce greenhouse gas emission and final waste, and continually strive for the reduction.
Reduction of Industrial Waste
We will set our original goal to reduce final waste and continually strive for reduction.
Disclosure of environmental preservation activities
We will always disclose the results of our environmental activities.
Preservation of biodiversity
Agreeing to basic rules of biodiversity preservation, we are addressing to preservation of natural environment in our premises.

4 Fair Trade and Ethics

No corruption or bribery
We will maintain sound and normal relations with politicians and administrative officers to prevent bribery and illegal donation.
No abuse of dominant bargaining position
We will keep from abuse of dominant bargaining positions or acts which are disadvantageous to our partners.
No improper advantage
We will not offer or accept improper advantages in relation to customers and the society.
No anticompetitive act
We will not hinder fair and transparent competition.
Provision of accurate information on product and service
We will provide customers with accurate information on our products and services.
Respect to intellectual property
We will respect (but not infringe) intellectual properties of third parties.
Appropriate export control
We will establish appropriate export control system on the technologies and articles covered by laws and regulations.
Disclosure of information
We will not provide false or inaccurate information to customers and the society.
Prevention and early detection of irregularity
We will be aware of laws and regulations as well as social norms and strive for prevention and early detection of irregularities.
Prohibition of reprisal
We will protect confidentiality of accusers including employees and subcontractors.
Responsible mineral procurement
To identify that tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold contained in our products are not funded and/or result of payoff from any armed group that are committing serious human-rights abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring countries. We will survey origin and circulation route of every mineral through our supply chain, and disclose correct information according to customers’ request.

5 Quality and Safety

Security of product safety
We are conducting product design according to opinions and requests of customers.
Quality management system
We will establish and operate our quality management system.

6 Information Security

Safeguarding for threat to computer network
We will prepare protective plan for any threat to computer network so as to protect our company and other companies from damage.
No leakage of personal information
We will appropriately administrate and protect personal information on partners, third parties and our employees.
No leakage of confidential information of customers and third parties
We will appropriately administrate and protect confidential information received from partners and third parties.

7 Social Action

Contribution to society and community
We will proactively address activities that contribute to development of the international society and the community.

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact

In October 2011, Rubycon Corporation expressed the support for the universal principles about Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-corruption upheld by United Nations, and officially joined the UN Global Compact.
Rubycon Corporation contributes to society thru business activities, by supporting 10 principles of the UN Global Compact.

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact

Human rights

Principle 1 :
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2:
make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Principle 3:
Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4:
the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5:
the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6:
the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Principle 7:
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8:
undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9:
encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


Principle 10:
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Global Compact

Global Compact Network Japan
Rubycon is a member of the United Nations Global Compact.