Conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country (hereinafter called “the covered countries”) have become a source of funding for armed groups, leading to human rights violations and environmental destruction while threatening to promote further conflict. The four minerals in question (tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold) are widely used in electric and electronic products.
It is KEYENCE policy to refrain from the purchase of any parts, components, and materials that are recognized to contain conflict minerals.
Furthermore, KEYENCE has no intention to benefit or finance the armed groups responsible for human-rights violations in the covered countries. KEYENCE is engaging in efforts to eliminate conflict minerals while cooperating with suppliers, such as investigating supply chains using tools provided by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)(formerly CFSI), an organization that promotes the responsible procurement of minerals.
Restrictions of chemical substances in electric and electronic products are spreading worldwide.
KEYENCE shares the procedures/rules with our suppliers, for management of chemical substances in products. KEYENCE defines and shares a set of substances in addition to the chemical substances shown to the right, which are regulated by Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) in the European Union. KEYENCE promotes Green Procurement of the components and materials that we use in our products. KEYENCE is actively engaged in efforts to abide by all regulation set against using harmful chemical substances in our products.
KEYENCE contributes to a green initiative through the use of our products.
KEYENCE has built a system that requires all employees to regularly confirm our Corporate Policy and Business Guidelines.The KEYENCE Corporate Policy defines our employee code of behavior, in order to maintain an organization that reduces the probability of abuse, harassment, or any other wrong doing. By proactively applying these judgement criteria in everyday operations, we continue to ensure a thorough and intrinsic compliance.
KEYENCE values "what was said," not "who said it."
To avoid an environment of hierarchical relationships, KEYENCE's corporate culture empowers all employees, regardless of role, age, gender, career or position, to contribute their opinions and ideas. KEYENCE finds a higher probability of success through a rational decision-making process.
We constantly emphasize the importance of making decisions from a business viewpoint as a means of sustaining our company. For this reason, the influence of interests unrelated to business, the acceptance of personal benefits on business, and personal use of company's assets are strictly prohibited.
Fairness and impartiality are indispensable when it comes to acting properly as a corporation.
We have prohibited hiring relatives of executives and employees, and we have also prohibited the provision and acceptance of any gifts in business transactions. We consider these necessary rules for fairness and impartiality.
KEYENCE provides Procurement Guidelines to all suppliers, which requires all in its supply chain to respect workers' fundamental human rights, including the elimination of forced labor and discriminatory employment.