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Strengthening of Nissan Group's business base

Promotion of Fair-Trading


With economic globalization and strengthening of regulations, there is growing demand by society for compliance with laws and corporate ethics and promotion of fair and just transactions.

Our Group specifies strives to ensure the transparency of transactions. In our compliance manuals, we have specified matters to be observed: Comply with antitrust laws, Conduct fair transactions with suppliers and comply with the "Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc. to Subcontractors", Prevent unfair competition, Prohibit excessive entertainment and gifts, and Prohibit bribery of foreign officials, etc. In addition, with regard to anti-corruption advocated by the 10 principle of the UN Global Compact, we have established anti-corruption policies covering the scope of our company, affiliated companies and their subsidiaries, and aim to be valued by society as a good corporate citizen.

Nissan Chemical Group Anti-Corruption Policy

The Nissan Chemical Group supports international standards, including the United Nations Global Compact, and establishes the Nissan Chemical Group Anti-Corruption Policy (this "Policy"). This Policy complements the Nissan Chemical Group’s position on compliance with respect to anti-corruption, and shall apply to all officers and employees working for the Nissan Chemical Group.

  • 1)Definitions
    "Corruption" means the abuse of entrusted official authority for personal or company gain, including bribery.
    "Bribery" means that, when company conducts its businesses,
    • any of its officers or employees provides improper benefits to a third party for the purpose of inducing a third party to conduct fraudulent or illegal acts, or upon request from a third party, or
    • any of its officers or employees demands or receives improper benefits from a third party.
  • 2)Commitment to Anti-Corruption
    The Nissan Chemical Group has zero tolerance for corruption of any kind.
    It shall not engage in any form of corruption relating to public officials, governmental agencies and any other clients (“Business Partners”). It shall also continuously ask the Business Partners not to engage in any corruption.
  • 3)Compliance with respect to Anti-Corruption
    The Nissan Chemical Group shall comply with and require the Business Partners to comply with domestic and international laws and regulations concerning the prohibition of bribery and corruption, such as the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the People's Republic of China (commercial bribery rules). It shall also keep and maintain accurate financial records relating to business transactions involving itself.
  • 4)Remediation
    In the event that the Nissan Chemical Group violates this Policy in the course of its business activities, it shall make efforts to remedy and correct the said violation through appropriate means and fully cooperate with investigations by the relevant authorities.

Date of Establishment: April 1, 2019

Compliance Manual (Excerpt)

Relating to Nissan Chemical Group Anti-Corruption Policy, our Compliance Manual specifies the matters all the officers and employees must comply with, as below. In addition, we are focused on ensuring a healthy management environment by holding training sessions periodically, and taking other necessary measures.

Prohibition of Excessive Entertainment and Gifts

  • 1)None of us shall provide or offer to a public official or quasi-official any entertainment or gift that conflicts with the restrictions under the National Public Service Ethics Act and related laws and regulations.
  • 2)Providing or offering entertainment or gifts to a business partner shall remain within the boundaries of common sense.
  • 3)When we receive an entertainment or gift from a third party, such as a client or business partner, and if there is concern that it is likely beyond common sense, we shall consult our supervisor on how to respond.

Prohibition of Providing Entertainment and Gifts to Foreign Public Officials

  • 1)None of us shall provide or offer to an official of a foreign national or local government or public entity (“Foreign Public Officials”) any entertainment or gift that conflicts with anti-bribery and corruption-related laws and regulations in and out of Japan.
  • 2)When retaining a consultant, we shall be mindful not to provide or offer any entertainment or gift to the Foreign Public Officials via the consultant or another third party.
  • 3)None of us shall make payment for facilitating any administrative service, so-called “facilitation payment.”


Organizational structure for prevention of bribery

We have set up a department responsible for compliance and strive to have an internal whistleblowing help desk work fairly and impartially to receive internal reports (whistleblowing) to prevent bribery.


Compliance Violation

Indicator Scope Unit FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022
Legal actions received for anti-monopoly / anticompetitive practices (under investigation) Consolidated Cases 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0)
Fines charged and settlement fees for anti-monopoly/anticompetitive practices Consolidated Thousand
0 0 0 0
Confirmed corruption incident (under investigation) Consolidated Thousand
0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0)
Fines charged and settlement fees for corruption Consolidated Thousand
0 0 0 0
Other incidents related to compliance (excluding environmental) Consolidated Thousand
0 0 0 0
Fines charged and settlement fees for other compliance related incidents (excluding environmental) Consolidated Thousand
0 0 0 0
  • Includes unconsolidated group companies in Japan

Expenditures to Industry Organizations and Political Contributions

Indicator Scope Unit FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022
Expenditures to industry organizations and political contributions non-consolidated Thousand
19,553 20,818 18,334 18,787
Ratio of above amount against net income non-consolidated % 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1



To cultivate ethical values and awareness on preventing bribery, we periodically hold education and training sessions for all the officers and employees.



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