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Organizational Governance

Policy

Yokohama Rubber believes that considering the sustainability of society and companies in decision making and execution is important in order to achieve the Corporate Philosophy of “To enrich people’s lives and contribute to their greater happiness and well-being by devoting our wholehearted energies and advanced technology to the creation of beneficial products.” In addition, Yokohama Rubber makes various efforts based on appropriate corporate governance when addressing the cores issues of human rights, labor practices, the environment, fair business practices, consumer issues, and community participation and community development.

Along with this policy, the actions that should be taken by employees are stipulated in the Yokohama Rubber Group Action Guidelines.

The Yokohama Rubber Group is making every effort to fortify and improve the support system for corporate governance to be established in order to realize management with transparency and fairness under our Corporate Philosophy. Thereby, this is becoming the management body to maintain our ever evolving corporate value in order for our management to continue to win unshakeable credibility.

Yokohama Rubber Group Action Guidelines

We shall conduct corporate activities with a high transparency and practice proper disclosure of information.

Basic stance of the Yokohama Rubber Group

  1. We shall conduct corporate activities with a high degree of transparency, in keeping with our Corporate Philosophy.
  2. We shall make effective use of our corporate assets and heighten our corporate value.
  3. We shall make systemic arrangements for ever-vigilant monitoring of risks surrounding the Yokohama Rubber Group, deal promptly with such risks, and constantly review these arrangements.
  4. We shall establish standards for business processing and see that they are rigorously applied for correct performance of such processing.
  5. We shall practice timely and appropriate disclosure of information on our business result, financial position, and business activities to our stakeholders, and engage in open and fair communication with them.

To practice our basic stance - our action

  1. We shall treasure the tangible and intangible assets of the Yokohama Rubber Group including our reputation and brand, and strive to heighten our corporate value.
  2. We shall exclude any and all ties with anti-social forces.
  3. We shall be on guard against risks in our midst that could lead to disasters, scandals, and accidents, and deal promptly and appropriately with any related occurrences.
  4. We shall obtain personal information on our customers, third parties, our employees, and other persons as well as confidential information on our customers and third parties, only by legitimate methods. In addition, we shall strictly manage any such information, utilize it in a proper scope, and carefully protect.
  5. We shall properly manage export in accordance with the laws and regulations in the host countries and regions.
  6. We realize that the pool of information acquired through our work includes some important undisclosed information otherwise known internally or only within the other organization. We shall properly manage all such information. We shall not engage in any buying or selling of stock etc. using such inside information.

Message from a manager

The Yokohama Rubber Group is making every effort to fortify and improve the support system for corporate governance to be established in order to realize management with transparency and fairness under our Corporate Philosophy.
Thereby, this is becoming the management body to maintain our ever evolving corporate value in order for our management to continue to win unshakeable credibility.
Currently, under the leadership of top management, we are working to thoroughly enforce compliance throughout the entire Group in accordance with the basic policy for internal control while developing a risk management system that appropriately responds in a cross-company manner to risks that could have a significant impact on management.
In order to “evoke a distinctive global identity in building corporate value and a strong market presence” as the vision aimed for by the Group by FY 2017, we will enforce compliance even further at domestic and overseas business locations and strengthen activities to manage risks on a global level.

On the other hand, we will strive to provide proper information disclosure while increasing opportunities for communicating with shareholders and institutional investors and improving the transparency and fairness of management.

Hisao Uchida
General Manager of Corporate General Affairs Department and Corporate Compliance Department
Corporate Social Responsibility Division

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