Basic Policy on Sustainability in the Supply Chain
JFE Shoji Group is striving to become a company with a strong market presence that achieves sustainable growth alongside our customers and stakeholders, including the JFE Group. We believe that ensuring sustainability in the supply chain is a pivotal issue in ensuring that outcome. As such, we have established our “Basic Policy on Sustainability in the Supply Chain” as our guiding principle for tackling human rights, labor issues, the global environment, and more in the supply chain. JFE Shoji Group seeks the understanding, cooperation and compliance of suppliers and other business partners with this basic policy as we build a more sustainable supply chain with them.
Recognize the diverse values of individuals, and support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
Prohibit inhumane treatment such as harassment and abuse including physical punishment.
2. Prohibition of discrimination
Respect individuals in business activities and avoid all forms of discrimination.
3. Prohibition of forced labor and child labor
Eradicate all forms of forced labor and child labor.
4. Improvement of working environment
Promote the establishment of safer, healthier and more rewarding working environments for all employees.
5. Respect for basic rights in labor
Respect the freedom of association and the right to engage in collective bargaining in line with the laws in each country and labor agreements.
Comply with the minimum wage required by law and restrictions on overtime work.
6. Ensuring fair trade and anticorruption
Comply with the laws and social norms in the countries and territories in which business activities are conducted, and thoroughly ensure fair trade and anticorruption.
7. Respect for global environment
Give due consideration to the resource preservation and environmental conservation, and continuously promote environmentally friendly business activities.
8. Information disclosure
Provide timely and appropriate disclosures of information related to the above.
November 2020 JFE Shoji Corporation
Signing the United Nations Global Compact
JFE Shoji signed the UN Global Compact (UNGC) to promote sustainable management ahead of the rest of the JFE Group in April 2021 and joined Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ) as an official member.
The UNGC is a global framework for achieving sustainable growth. It encourages companies and organizations to act as upstanding members of society and demonstrate responsible and creative leadership. Companies and organizations that sign the UNGC pursue ongoing activities to realize sustainable growth based on the commitment of top management to support ten principles in four areas: respect for human rights, elimination of unfair labor practices, environmental action, and anticorruption.
We signed the UNGC and simultaneously joined GCNJ. GCNJ is a local organization and network
that promotes Global Compact activities in Japan. As a platform for driving sustainable
development, it engages in various subcommittee activities. It also promotes mutual dialogue
and learning among GCNJ members as well as other parties, which is producing proactive
Through our participation in GCNJ, we plan to strongly promote ESG activities groupwide
while sharing information with the rest of the JFE Group on the latest global trends in ESG
and how other members of the GNCJ are committed to such activities.
Basic Environmental Policy
JFE Shoji Group has promoted conservation of the global environment and a recycling-oriented society, and engages in related activities.
We recognize environmental problems as a vital issue facing all of humanity. As
such, we are working to preserve the global environment to fulfill our
responsibility as a corporate citizen and to contribute to society.
Corporate Code of Conduct
JFE Shoji group executes environmental management based on the following
policies as the trading company which handles steel products, raw materials,
industrial machinery, ships, chemicals, fuels, electronics, and conduct domestic
sale, import-export business of various products.
1. Observe environmental laws and regulations and prevent pollution
We observe environmental laws, regulations and industrial standards in
all our activities, and conduct those activities in ways designed to
preserve the environment and prevent pollution.
2. Reduce energy consumption
We promote to reduce our energy consumption to prevent global warming.
3. Effectively utilize resources and promote recycling
We use resources as efficiently as possible and promote recycling.
4. Promote product trading activities that contribute to the environment
We focus on handling environmentally friendly products and
environmentally friendly activities in our product trading activities to
help preserve the global environment.
5. Promote environmental management and ongoing improvements
We establish environmental targets to achieve our environmental policy,
and all employees promote environmental management. We also regularly
review our environmental targets and revise them as necessary, and work
on ongoing improvements to our environmental management system to boost
our environmental performance.
6. Notify our employees and the public about our environmental policies
We notify our employees of our environmental policies and educate them
about the policies so that they all understand them and act accordingly.
We also make our environmental policies public.
Health and Safety Management Policy
Safety and health are the foundation of the JFE Shoji Group’s corporate activities. With “safety
first” as our motto, we engage in safety and health activities with the overall goal of ensuring
that our employees work in safe and comfortable environments.
Our goal is to build an accident-free culture with everyone’s
Prioritize safety first
Eliminate unsafe practices that lead to accidents
(Eliminate accidents resulting from contact with products, moving
machinery, suspended objects and transport vehicles, as well as falls
from high places.)
We have our motto of “The quality shall be prioritized. “ We progress to create the environment, which customers are satisfied with our quality every time.
JFE Shoji is proactively seeking to maintain and improve the health of our employees and their families and create workplaces in which employees can work with vigor, based on the belief that this will lead to greater growth for our company.
Toshinori Kobayashi JFE Shoji Corporation President and CEO
＜JFE Group Health Declaration＞
JFE, recognizing that safety and health are fundamental for fulfilling its
mission, creates workplaces in which every employee can work with vigor.
JFE and its health insurance union work together to advance initiatives for
maintaining and upgrading the physical and mental health of employees and
JFE gives top priority to safety and health and to creating a health culture
in which each employee takes personal responsibility.
Constructing a safe and satisfying workplace
・Promote work efficiency and prevent long work hours
・Expand two-way communication within the workplace
・Develop and maintain systems that create a good balance between
health and work for employees and their families
Prevent mental health problems
・Carry out stress tests and steadily improve the workplace
environment based on the results of those tests
・Advance the idea of self-care through mental health education
・Have managers and supervisors provide mental health care for
their direct subordinates
・Improve the system for mental health consultations
Promote early detection of disease and prevent serious illnesses among employees and their families
・Provide medical checkups and appropriate health consultations
・Increase the rate of checkups and consultations for spouses
・Re-energize health-enhancement activities in cooperation with
the health insurance union
・Improve lifestyle habits based on the analysis of data from
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