CSR & Compliance
Basic Approach to CSR Activities
At the Kobe Steel Group, we take our corporate social responsibilities (CSR) very seriously as an important component of our business. We've adopted specific guidelines in the form of our Corporate Code of Ethics. As a manufacturer, we are particularly committed to environmentally friendly production and product development. We are also determined to contribute to society and the environment, while ensuring the sustainable development of the entire Group.
CSR Promotion System
In 2006, we established a CSR Committee, which is responsible for determining policies related to corporate social responsibility and providing centralized implementation.
To facilitate discussion, make proposals and conduct follow-up verification, we have also established a Compliance Committee to advise the Board of Directors.
The CSR Committee's Report Production Subcommittee compiles information concerning the CSR activities and publishes it each year in the form of this Sustainability Report.
Kobe Steel has a Compliance Committee that advises the Board of Directors. Two of its members are company directors. Five come from outside the company in order to maintain fairness and neutrality. The Committee proposes recommended plans, checks on progress, and deliberates cases reported through the internal reporting (whistleblowing) system.
We also appoint a compliance director and have set up a dedicated Compliance Planning & Administration Section in the Legal Department to work in partnership with planning and administrative departments in the business units and compliance managers in other departments.