The foundation of the YKK Group’s business activities is “fairness.”
Basic Policy related to Compliance
Since YKK’s founding and under the “Cycle of Goodness” YKK Philosophy, we have based our business activities on the belief that an enterprise is an important member of society, and as such it must coexist with other elements of society, and the value of its existence will be recognized by the benefits it shares with society.
The YKK Group considers compliance to be responding to societal demands, and that in addition to abiding by laws, regulations, and internal rules, compliance represents conforming with social norms.
YKK Global Criteria of Compliance (YGCC)
The YKK Group established the YKK Global Criteria of Compliance (YGCC), and has a compliance system in place and in operation. Furthermore, periodic evaluations and improvement activities are implemented in order to maintain and reinforce the compliance system.
YKK Group Procurement PolicyEver since YKK’s founding, we have based our business activities on the conviction, under the “Cycle of Goodness” YKK Philosophy, that an enterprise is an important member of society, that it must thereby coexist with other elements of society, and the value of its existence will be recognized by the benefits it shares with society. The belief behind this is that no one prospers without rendering benefit to others. We carry out business activities with the aim of bringing mutual prosperity, and our intent is that innovative ideas and inventions will result in business expansion for the YKK Group, which in turn would bring prosperity to customers and trading partners, and thus benefit all society. This is none other than our execution of corporate social responsibility.
Request to Our Trading Partners
In carrying out our business activities around the world, the YKK Group is expected to undertake corporate social responsibility throughout its supply chain. Working hand-in-hand with our trading partners is essential to achieve this. For this reason and so that we may promote mutual understanding with our trading partners, the YKK Group has specified the following requests. We ask for your understanding and assent, and we hope that you will join us in the fulfillment of our responsibilities to society. Please note that more specific matters related to our initiatives can be found in our Fundamental Trading Principles.
- ○ Compliance with laws, regulations, and social norms as well as fair and ethical trading
- “Fairness” is the foundation of YKK’s business activities. We request that our trading partners also not only comply with laws and regulations in their business activities but also comply with social norms and implement fair and ethical trading.
- ○ Due consideration to human rights and good working environments
- To gain the trust of society, YKK strives to respect human rights in our business activities and works to prepare good working environments. We request that our trading partners also endeavor to prevent forced labor, child labor, the illegal employment of foreign nationals, and other such matters. That they provide wages, working conditions and other conditions of employment as well as maintain health and safety standards that comply with the laws and regulations of the countries and regions of business. Furthermore, that they strive to create workplaces where employees can work without anxiety.
- ○ Environmental care
- The YKK Group proactively promotes the preservation of the global environment as well as environmental management. We request that our trading partners also proactively promote the preservation of the global environment as well as engage in delivery activities that are in accordance with our Green Procurement Policy.
- ○ Assuring the quality and safety of products
- Quality is central to the YKK Group’s management, and all business activities revolve around the assurance of quality. We request that our trading partners also establish a quality assurance system for their products as well as ensure the quality and safety of products as required by the YKK Group.
- ○ Ensuring information security
- The YKK Group appropriately manages customer information, personal information, technological information, quality information, product information, service information, and other information resources. We request that our trading partners also build an appropriate information security system and manage their information resources appropriately.