Sustainability Policy and SDGs

Based on the following sustainability policies, the Teijin Group contributes to the development of a sustainable world through efforts to address its material issues, focusing on people.

SDGs Approach Policy

To realize a sustainable world, our focus will be on people, to provide innovative solutions to enhance the quality of life, while minimizing the impacts of our activities on the environment and society.

Code of Conduct

We -- The Teijin Group, including its officers and employees -- act according to our conscience, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for all stakeholders.

Code of Conduct


We are united in building shared, sustainable value through mutual respect for our unique differences.

We accept our diversity in terms of race, religion, sex, gender, and cultural background, and we respect each other's personality and character. We appreciate different opinions and perspectives and engage in honest discussions for better conclusions.

We leverage our partnerships internally and externally, cooperating to create products and services that help society's sustainable development. As good corporate citizens, we contribute to society in an appropriate manner for evolving together with our local communities.

Environment, Safety & Health
We put the global environment, human safety and health as our top priorities when conducting business.

We seek to protect the environment and reduce the environmental burden in every part of our business; including research and development, procurement, production, logistics, sales, use, recycle, and disposal.

We put human life first in every step of our business. We strive to provide a safe work environment and protect our physical and mental health. We also provide our customers with safe and trustworthy products and services.

We act with integrity in compliance with laws and regulations, and show respect for human rights and local communities in which we operate.

We respect human rights and do not allow any discrimination and harassment in any part of our business and supply chain. We also maintain accountability by conducting our business in a way that helps to win the trust of local communities.

We comply with applicable laws and regulations in every country and region where we do business and respect internationally-accepted principles.

We respect and/or protect:

  • fair trade
  • accurate records, reports and documentation
  • timely, appropriate, and fair disclosure
  • intellectual property
  • personal data, and confidential information
  • whistleblowing
  • security export control

We do not allow for:

  • anticompetitive behaviors, such as cartels
  • corruptions such as bribery
  • insider trading and market manipulation
  • money laundering and terrorism financing
  • dealing with antisocial forces
Joy at Work
We are committed to building a fulfilling and joyous workplace, where each of us is passionate about our work.

We accept each other's roles and contribution. We also trust and help each other to create a work environment where everyone can work with a sense of security and vigor.

We enhance our team's capabilities by boldly pursuing new possibilities and actively supporting the growth of our colleagues.

We contribute to society through our work by understanding and sharing our goals and purposes of our work.

We challenge ourselves for transformation, and provide innovative solutions, anticipating the needs of our customers and society.

We stay perceptive to future society's needs by being observant of changes in the world and boldly innovating and creating revolutionary products and services.

We create better ideas, technologies, and processes, taking full advantage of the chemistry of diverse opinions and perspectives. We transform ourselves by thinking outside the box.

(Established on April 27, 2018 after the corporate resolution of the Board of Directors of Teijin Limited)

"Code of Conduct" How we behave

Participation in the UN Global Compact

Teijin Limited joined the UN Global Compact* in March 2011 by a decision of the Board of Directors. Participation in this global initiative for sustainable development is voluntary. Participating companies are required to follow the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact relating to “human rights,” “labor,” “environment” and “anti-corruption.”

As a global company, in order to practically implement high-quality CSR management, in FY2011, the Teijin Group reviewed its Corporate Code of Conduct and Corporate Standards of Conduct based on the principles of the UN Global Compact. In addition, in terms of business activities, we clarified policies to practically implement the basic principles such as respecting human rights.

Furthermore the Teijin Group has revised its previous Corporate Code of Conduct and Standards of Conduct to the Code of Conduct to clarify the Group’s engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN Global Compact and other frameworks in accordance with changes in the social environment in June 2018. Our new Code of Conduct now includes the statement, “Integrity: We act with integrity in compliance with laws and regulations, and show respect for human rights and local communities in which we operate.”

Additionally, in March 2019, we established the Teijin Group Human Rights Policy. Under this policy, we pledge to endeavor not to be involved directly-or to be complicit indirectly by way of external affiliates-in any kind of human rights violations in our business activities, in recognition of the fact that respect for human rights is an important social responsibility to be fulfilled as a company.

  • *UN Global Compact: A set of voluntary corporate action principles proposed by the former Secretary General Kofi Annan during the World Economic Forum (Davos Forum) held in January, 1999.
The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
Human Rights
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.