Our guidelines in doing business
Our parent company has signed the UN Global Compact, a set of guidelines encouraging businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies. Ethical transactions, renouncing child labor and corruption, respecting human rights, providing good working conditions and paying fair wages, and caring for the environment are important elements of these guidelines.
Code of Conduct
The UN Global Compact is the starting point for our Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct is a set of organizational rules and standards regarding Teijin Aramid’s values and beliefs. It embodies our ethical principles and rules of behavior. It also includes matters of legal compliance. All of our employees are expected to behave in accordance with the Code of Conduct.
The key points in our Code of Conduct are:
- Environment, safety and health
- Joy at Work
You can read our Teijin_Aramid_Code_of_Conduct_ here.
To aid our employees in their work and decisions, we have developed several exclusionary criteria that apply to any end products that contain our yarns and fibers, as well as to commercial trading partners.
We do not do business with:
- Organizations that have demonstrably or systematically violated the law, conventions, or codes of conduct, or that are involved in financial, environmental, and/or social scandals.
- Organizations found guilty of using forced labor, child labor, or other violations of human rights, and organizations that demonstrably and systematically discriminate on the basis of race, gender, or religious belief, that demonstrably and systematically impede union activities, that allow their personnel to work in bad or unhealthy working conditions, or that underpay their personnel.
- Organizations that use animal testing for the development of non-medical products when there are alternatives.
- Dictatorial and oppressive regimes. Teijin Aramid subscribes to the guidelines as set out in Norms on the responsibility of transnational corporations and other business enterprises with regard to human rights (United Nations, 2003).
We also expect our suppliers to work in accordance with these guidelines. We ask our important suppliers of raw materials, additives, and technical materials to sign a CSR declaration. Signing this declaration indicates that they meet our standards for environmental management and ethics, which are based on the guidelines of the UN Global Compact and the International Labour Organization.
Speak up, please
We do business in a sustainable and socially responsible way, committed to integrity and accountability. You as our customer, supplier or other stakeholder are requested to speak up, if you become aware of, or suspect any unethical behavior from our side. Please send our Risk & Compliance Officer an email via email@example.com so we can investigate the situation and decide on follow-up actions.
By speaking up, you will give our organization a chance to improve, therefore it is highly appreciated.