Corporate Principles

“Let us sow and nuture the seeds of global prosperity”

“Sow a seed now,” and take action to benefit people around the globe, bade our founder, Fusajiro Kanematsu, setting standard of public duty that we at Kanematsu continue to uphold through a commitment to ethical business principles and corporate responsibility. The beliefs and philosophies that inspired Fusajiro Kanematsu in the late nineteenth century Meiji period, a time when Japan was striving to build national economy, were encapsulated in the document Our Beliefs: Kanematsu’s Guiding Principles in 1967, on the occasion of our merger with The Gosho Company.

Kanematsu’s Code of Conduct

Kanematsu’s Code of Conduct is the standards set for Kanematsu’s corporate activities under our Corporate Principle.

  1. Origin of corporate activities
    We become involved in corporate activities to serve our various stakeholders by providing socially valuable goods and services in accordance with the aim of our founder to realize a sustainable society.
  2. Fair transactions
    Our corporate activities are conducted in compliance with laws and ordinances in Japan and abroad, international rules and practices, and internal rules, as well as with social common sense.
  3. Information management & disclosure
    Information is properly managed to protect personal information, customer information and intellectual property, and is disclosed in a timely and proper manner to establish mutual trust between the Kanematsu and the community and maintain a high level of transparency.
  4. Respect for human rights
    We respect human rights and do not discriminate. Employee career development and capability development are actively supported. Diversity, personality and character are respected so as to create a dynamic corporate culture.
  5. Consideration of the global environment
    We exercise sufficient consideration in our corporate activities to maintain a sound global environment for sustainable growth.
  6. Social Contribution Activities
    We are aware of the importance of our social responsibility as good corporate citizens, and proactively undertake social contribution activities. Employee activities to contribute to community development and to comfortable and safe living are supported.