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Basic Rules to Comply With

Sumitomo Chemical requests every Employee and Board member to comply with the guidelines outlined below and has distributed to each of them a Compliance Manual that provides information on major relevant laws, regulations and company rules to observe.

Relationship with Society

Compliance with various business laws

In carrying out business operations, you must fully understand relevant business laws and comply with these laws, including the acquisition of necessary permits, licenses and the like.

No relationships with antisocial groups

If contacted by antisocial groups or organizations, you must take a firm attitude, and must not have any relationship with such groups or organizations.

Regulations for general or political donations

When making donations or buying tickets for political fund-raising parties, you must comply with the relevant laws, regulations and the company rules.

Environmental preservation

As good global citizens, you must voluntarily and proactively take actions and perform social responsibilities so that our Company may grow in harmony with the global environment and contribute to its preservation.

Safety and disaster prevention

You must properly manufacture, store, sell, transfer and use any potentially dangerous materials to prevent the occurrence of accidents or disasters. If an accident should occur, you must ensure safety by rapidly taking measures to prevent the spread of the accident. Facilities that handle materials usually considered to have no potential risk, such as air or steam, must not be operated in any manner other than as specified in the design specifications.

Security trade controls

To perform your responsibility to maintain international peace and security, you must comply with laws and regulations that control the export of goods or technologies relating to the manufacture or use of weapons of mass destruction (such as nuclear weapons or biological/chemical weapons), conventional arms, etc.

Compliance with laws and regulations related to exports and imports

You must comply with trade-related laws and regulations, international treaties, etc. and undertake proper export/import procedures.