We are keenly aware of the TDK Group's social obligation to live up to the trust and support given us by our stakeholders?our customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, and the local community. At the same time we strive to help resolve societal issues and advance sustainable development. In fulfilling this crucial role as a good corporate citizen, we hold human rights in high regard both in Japan and worldwide, and comply strictly with applicable laws, regulations, and international rules, in both letter and spirit. Maintaining a strong sense of ethical values, we discharge our social responsibility clarified in the principles of the TDK Charter of Corporate Behavior. Following the standards of behavior set down in the TDK Code of Conduct, every person who is a member of the TDK Group shall act closely in accord with that Code.
The Business Ethics and CSR Committee has worked to thoroughly familiarize everyone in the TDK Group with our corporate philosophy, starting with the corporate motto and corporate principles. It promotes the TDK Code of Conduct, which provides specific action guidelines for complying with all laws, regulations, and international rules that form the social code by which we all must abide. The committee also aims to spread awareness of our social responsibility and the need to put into practice the TDK corporate motto.
At TDK, all group employees are required to carry the "TDK Code of Conduct Handbook" and to use it as a personal guide in carrying out their jobs. Awareness raising also takes place through an e-learning initiative, poster displays, and other means. TDK provides additional opportunities to examine compliance through case studies in seminars for employees upon joining the company and in trainings by job grade.
At TDK, the Risk Management Committee works directly under the Executive Committee to promote companywide enterprise risk management (ERM). It specifies 50 risk items involved in the Group's corporate activities, including risks relating to natural disasters, such as earthquakes and flooding; risks relating to contagious diseases, such as new strains of influenza; risks relating to product quality; and risks relating to the procurement of raw materials, etc. The Risk Management Committee conducts activities to ensure a proper response to these items. In particular, it is revising the Group's business continuity plan (BCP) and promotes cross-sectional and companywide activities aimed at reducing risks that hinder the achievement of business objectives. If a crisis does unexpectedly occur, TDK will take the necessary countermeasures, coordinated by the Crisis Management Committee.
In addition, regarding individual risks that should be dealt with by the function or Business Group concerned (legal, financial, information technology, environmental risks, etc.), TDK stipulates operational rules in companywide standards, detailed rules, and procedures, along with Business Group procedures. The Corporate Officers in charge of business execution take responsibility for handling risks involved in day-to-day business operations under their jurisdiction. Furthermore, Company Auditors and the Management Review & Support Department, which is TDK's internal auditing body, monitor the implementation of countermeasures and offer advice on how to effectively reduce risks to business operations. Advice on additional factors that may adversely affect the Group is also received constantly from specialists such as TDK's advisory lawyers.
In the fiscal year ended March 2012, TDK compiled guidelines concerning the sale of products to customers in specialized fields where risks to human life are especially high.
In July 2005, TDK set down its information security basic policy in order to maintain and improve information security. All employees carry out their work based on the six guidelines for action. The activities that specifically are being carried out are listed below. These activities together comprise TDK's information security control system.
In fiscal 2012, the following activities were carried out to prevent the loss or theft of information and to prevent cyberattacks.
Recognizing the importance of proper control over business secret information (including information assigned by customers) and personal information, accuracy and transparency of financial information, as well as business continuity in pursuing a company that is highly reliable and more satisfying to our stakeholders, TDK Group shall work on maintenance and improvement of information security.
As a concrete action guideline, all members shall promote the following six activities.
Established July 1, 2005
Revised September 1, 2006