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Corporate Ethics Hotline

Corporate Ethics Hotline

We established our Corporate Ethics Hotline in order to prevent or quickly correct violations of corporate ethics, laws, regulations or company rules.

1) What the Corporate Ethics Hotline receives

If there is any case of violation, or suspicion of violation, of laws, regulations, or  Showa Denko Group’s Code of Conduct,(i.e., violation of compliance) by any persons or organizations of our group concerned with our business transactions, our stakeholders can report the case to our Corporate Ethics Hotline. Please refrain from reporting cases that have nothing to do with violation of compliance or those including malicious slanders for illicit purposes.

2) How to report to the Corporate Ethics Hotline

When you want to report any cases to the Corporate Ethics Hotline, please use the report form on this web site. In order to enable the secretariat of the Corporate Ethics Hotline to inquire details of reported cases, we request those who report cases to inform the secretariat of their names and e-mail addresses.

3) How the Corporate Ethics Hotline responds to reports

The cases reported to the Corporate Ethics Hotline with the form on this website will be received by the secretariat of the Corporate Ethics Hotline of Showa Denko K.K.. The company will inquire into the facts of reported cases, and scrutinize them. If those cases require any corrective action, we will swiftly take that action. The secretariat, however, will not necessarily report the results of the corrective action to the parties which reported the corresponding cases, except when the secretariat judges it is necessary to report the results to them. We appreciate your understanding on this matter in advance. We handle the contents of reports carefully, pay maximum attention to the protection of privacy of reporting parties, and will not disclose the existence or contents of reports to any other parties than those who are involved in the investigation of relevant cases. We will never do anything against interests of reporting parties for the reason that they reported the relevant cases. This policy, however, will not be applied when those parties report cases for illicit purposes, e.g., cases including intentionally falsified or fabricated information, or when the reporting parties are involved in violation of compliance.

4) Protection of personal information

For our privacy policy, please refer to the webpage of “Personal Information Privacy Policy” and “Handling of Personal Information on This Website.”

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