The Kobe Steel Group's Commitments to Society
Adhering to the Core Values of KOBELCO and Six Pledges of KOBELCO Men and Women, we fulfill our social responsibilities in all business activities.
The foundation of the Kobe Steel Group's business activities is exemplified in the Core Values of KOBELCO and Six Pledges of KOBELCO Men and Women. The Core Values of KOBELCO encompass the Kobe Steel Group's commitments to society. In order to fulfill these commitments, the Six Pledges of KOBELCO Men and Women were also established. These pledges, which are taken by each and every employee, guide us in our work and define standards for our actions, including a commitment to provide exceptional products and services, coexist with local communities, contribute to the environment, and respect our stakeholders. By adhering to the Core Values and Six Pledges in all we do, the Kobe Steel Group aims to be a business that communities can take pride in, as well as one that contributes to the environment and society.
The Core Values of KOBELCO are the Kobe Steel Group's commitments to society. They represent the values shared by the Kobe Steel Group.
- 1. We provide technologies, products and services that win the trust and confidence of our customers we serve and the society in which we live.
- 2. We value each employee and support his and her growth on an individual basis, while creating a cooperative and harmonious environment.
- 3. Through continuous and innovative changes, we create new values for the society of which we are a member.
We, the men and women of KOBELCO, in the spirit of honoring Core Values of KOBELCO, make the following Six Pledges:
- 1. Heightened Sense of Ethics and Professionalism
We not only follow the laws, corporate rules and societal norms, but also conduct corporate activity in a fair and sound manner with the highest sense of ethics and professionalism.
- 2. Providing Superior Products and Services
We provide a safe, sound and innovative products and services to our customers, and thereby contribute to the well-being and advancement of the society.
- 3. Establishing a Comfortable but Challenging Work Environment
We provide a safe and comfortable work environment, and we value each employee's character, personality and diversity, and provide each employee with a challenging work experience so as to allow each employee to use his and her fullest capability.
- 4. Living in Harmony with Local Community
We make efforts to be a good "corporate citizen" in each local community which serves as the base of our group.
- 5. Contribution to a Sustainable Environment
We aim to build a richer and more sustainable world, and we conduct environmentally friendly manufacturing and contribute to the betterment of the natural environment through our technologies, products and services.
- 6. Respect for Each Stakeholder
We respect all of our stakeholders, including customers, business associates, employees and shareholders, as our colleagues and build good and sound relationships with all of them.
Living in harmony with society, we creat shared value that overcomes social challenges.