Corporate Philosophy

In May 2020, we established a new corporate philosophy of the Kobe Steel Group by incorporating the newly designated KOBELCO’s View of the Future and KOBELCO’s Mission into the present principles of the Core Values of KOBELCO and Six Pledges of KOBELCO Men and Women.

KOBELCO’s View of the Future

We envision a world in which people, now and in the future, can fulfill their hopes and dreams while enjoying safe, secure, and prosperous lives.

KOBELCO’s Mission

Our mission is to provide solutions to the needs of society, by making the best use of the talents of our employees and our technologies.

Core Values of KOBELCO

Six Pledges of KOBELCO Men and Women

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 our corporate activity in a fair and sound manner with the highest sense of ethics and professionalism.

2. Contribution to the Society by Providing Superior Products and Services

Guided by our "Quality Charter", we provide safe, sound, and innovative products and services to our customers, and thereby ensure customer satisfaction and contribute to the advancement of the society.

Quality Charter

The KOBELCO Group will comply with all laws, public standards, and customer specifications, and make continuous efforts to improve quality, with the goal of providing Trusted Quality in our products and services.

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 for 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.

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