YKK’s Policy Towards Corporate Governance

The corporate activities of the YKK Group are based on the spirit of the “Cycle of Goodness™,” which embodies the belief that “no one prospers without rendering benefit to others.” Under this philosophy, being consistently fair is the foundation of all management activities, while the management principle “YKK seeks corporate value of higher significance” describes the commitment, direction, and consistency of management. It is in accordance with this philosophy that the YKK Group strives to further enrich its corporate governance system and enhance corporate value. Under the Group’s corporate governance system, the Board of Directors functions as the executive decision-making and supervisory body, while the Board of Corporate Auditors serves as the auditing body. Meanwhile, Officers are responsible for the execution of business and operations.

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YKK Global Criterial of Compliance (YGCC)

The YKK Group established the YKK Global Criteria of Compliance (YGCC), and has a compliance system in place and in operation. Topics covered under the YKK Global Criteria of Compliance include YKK’s Code of Business Conduct regarding Human Rights, a Request from Stakeholders regarding Labor Practices, Quality, Laws and Regulations regarding Fair Business Practices, Global Standards regarding the Environment, and a Compliance System.

Periodic evaluations and improvement activities are implemented in order to maintain and reinforce the compliance system.


YKK Americas Group Code of Conduct

YKK Americas Group has a Code of Conduct Manual which covers such topics as Complying with Laws and Regulations, Following Ethical Sales Practices, Protecting the Company’s Trade Secrets, Maintaining Accurate Financial Business Records, Respecting Company Assets, and many others. This manual was written in order to convey a broad and clear understanding of the conduct expected of all our employees everywhere that a YKK Americas Group company does business.