CSR PolicyKurita Group Confidential Information Management Policy

General Provisions

  1. (1)Kurita Group shall establish systems and rules that are needed to execute confidential information management in accordance with this policy.
  2. (2)Confidential information management at Kurita Group shall comply with the treaties, laws, rules, and regulations of the countries and regions in which Kurita Group operates, and shall be based on standards that are generally recognized to be fair and appropriate.
  3. (3)Kurita Group shall implement confidential information management that is shared or integrated within the Group and in accordance with this policy.
  4. (4)Group companies shall immediately report to Kurita in the event of an accident that may affect the businesses of Kurita Group, such as an information leak.

Definition of confidential information

Kurita Group defines confidential information as follows:

  1. (1)Information that would inconvenience or harm internal parties and external third parties if it were leaked to an unauthorized individual and improperly used by such person.
  2. (2)Information that would diminish the competitiveness of the company or lead to lost business opportunities for Kurita Group and its trading partners, or other losses if it were leaked to an unauthorized individual and improperly used by such person.

Indication and classification of confidential information

Directors and employees of Kurita Group must observe the following:

  1. (1)Documents, recording media, samples, and other items that contain confidential information shall have an indication to that effect.
  2. (2)Confidential information shall be classified into "Strictly Confidential" information, "Confidential" information, and information for "Internal Use Only," based on the level of importance of the content and the level of negative impact that would occur if it were leaked.

Sharing of information between Group companies

Directors and employees of Kurita Group must observe the following:

  1. (1)Confidential information of a third party that is obtained based on a non-disclosure agreement must not be disclosed without the approval of the other party to the agreement when it is disclosed to other companies of Kurita Group.
  2. (2)Classification of confidentiality specified by the origin of information must be carried over when confidential information is shared between companies of Kurita Group.

Confirmation of status and review of the policy

  1. (1)Kurita shall continuously monitor confidential information management at Kurita Group in light of this policy.
  2. (2)Kurita shall review this policy regularly and as needed based on the status of confidential information management and the risk of unauthorized disclosure of information at Kurita Group.