SEVEN&i Group consistently endeavors to be a sincere company trusted by the various stakeholders who support our corporate activities, such as “customers, business partners, shareholders, local communities and employees.” This has been stated as our “corporate creed” since incorporation, and we aim to make the “SEVEN&i Group Corporate Action Guidelines” thoroughly understood by all employees.
Today, in connection with the globalization of the economy and the diversification of the needs of stakeholders, it is now strongly demanded that corporations, as part of their social responsibilities, engage in business responsibly to ensure compliance with laws and regulations, promote environmental preservation, and consider working conditions throughout the entire supply chain, including business partners, in relation to the products and services handled by corporations themselves.
In light of such circumstances, the Company formulated the “SEVEN&i HLDGS. Business Partner Action Guidelines (the “Guidelines”)” in 2007, and revised it in 2017. The Company considers that, through the understanding and implementation of the Guidelines by the direct business partners of each company in the company group, not only will stable business activities for both business partners and each company in the company group be possible, such as reduction of the risk of business suspension due to violation of laws and regulations and the avoidance of customer boycotts stemming from such incidents, but that this will also lead to the maintenance and enhancement of product safety and quality. Further, with the understanding and implementation of the company group’s attitude and the object of the Guidelines by not only direct business partners but also by suppliers from which business partners procure the products and raw materials handled in the company group, we are convinced that further trust from various stakeholders can be obtained and thus we can contribute to the realization of a sustainable society, and coexist and prosper together.
Due to this belief, business partners are asked to develop systems to ensure compliance with the Guidelines at your company and by your company’s suppliers as well.
We hereby sincerely request the further cooperation of our business partners.
SEVEN&i HLDGS. Co., Ltd.
President and Representative Director
SEVEN&i Group requests that not only its business partners themselves, but also the suppliers from which business partners procure the products handled in SEVEN&i Group, understand, make known and implement measures regarding the following matters.
Transactions may be temporarily suspended or contracts may be terminated if any acts in violation of the Guidelines are discovered.
The human rights and dignity of all individuals who are involved in their business activities shall be respected.
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All individuals engaged in business activities shall be employed in a proper manner in a sanitary, functional, and employee-friendly work environment in consideration of safety and health.
Businesses shall be conducted in consideration of the global environment in all aspects, such as in the procurement of raw materials, manufacture and supply in such a manner that contributes to developing a sustainable society.
Respect for the cultures and customs, etc., of countries and regions where businesses are carried out, and cooperation for the development of a sustainable society.
Appropriate maintenance of information obtained in the course of business.
To deliver safe and reliable merchandise to final consumers, compliance with the quality standards of relevant operating companies of SEVEN&i Group and the matters set forth below shall be sought:
Transactions shall be conducted in a fair, transparent, and appropriate manner, as well as under free competition. Appropriate and healthy relationships with political bodies and government agencies shall be maintained.
Our business partners shall strive so that the suppliers of business partners understand and act in accordance with the Guidelines, and undertake follow-up and corrective action as necessary from time to time.
Cooperation in putting the Guidelines into practice.
If an act in violation of the Guidelines is confirmed, it may result in the suspension of business or contract termination.
SEVEN&i Group aims to enhance the corporate value of both business partners and SEVEN&i Group through the understanding of the object and the implementation of the Guidelines, and thus we would appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Formulated in March 2007
Revised on April 2017