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Implementation guideline of Charter of Conduct

SAL Heavy Lift GmbH has set the following items as an implementation guideline in order to put the spirit of the “Charter of Conduct: “K” Line Group Companies” into practice:

1.     Human rights
The “K” Line Group will consistently respect human rights and well consider personality, individuality and diversity of its corporate members and improve work safety and conditions to offer them comfort and affluence.

1.1.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH fully recognizes that corporate sustainability is supported by its employees and will honor their rights, personality, individuality and diversity.

1.2.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will abide by labor laws and regulations.

1.3.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH does not tolerate child labor or forced labor.

1.4.   In order to assist each corporate employee unleash their capabilities and creativity and maximize their potential to achieve self-actualization, SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will improve necessary education, training and other systems to facilitate a balance between career planning and human resource utilization.

1.5.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will conduct objective and unbiased personal evaluation through due process of appraisal and fair and equal treatment of employees.

1.6.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will eliminate any discrimination in employment or compensation based on nationality, gender, religion, social class or other social status.

1.7.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will make every possible effort to prevent harassment at work and promptly and adequately respond as needed.

1.8.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will support the balancing of career and family by putting in place necessary systems such as work schedule flexibility and leave systems.

1.9.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will ensure safety of its corporate employees in the work environment by having sufficient security systems in place.

1.10. SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will properly manage workplace health conditions, maintain a safe and appropriate work environment and support employees’ efforts to maintain their mental and physical health care.

1.11. SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will prepare a disaster manual and secure a crisis management system for its corporate employees and their families by reserving emergency supplies and building a safety confirmation system.

2.     Compliance
The “K” Line Group promises to comply with applicable laws, ordinances, rules and other norms of behavior both in the domestic and international community and conduct its corporate activities through fair, transparent and free competition.

2.1.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH promises to comply with applicable laws and ordinances, conventions, rules of the international community and social values such as ethical and moral codes.

2.2.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH recognizes that anti-trust regulations in each respective country are the basic rule for fair, transparent and free competition, and promises not to enter into any agreement in breach of these nor abuse its dominant position.

2.3.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will always transact business based on appropriate purchasing polices outlined below and maintain fair and sound relationships with its business partners.

2.3.1. Make purchasing decisions by providing fair opportunities and through impartial evaluation.

2.3.2. Comply with laws, ordinances and social norms and build mutually trusting and cooperative relationships with business partners.

2.3.3. Give due consideration to social responsibilities such as respect for human rights and safety, conservation of natural resources and environmental preservation.

2.3.4. Pursue achievement of best quality with reasonable cost.

2.4.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will maintain transparent and sound relationships with governments and regulatory authorities.

2.5.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will neither offer nor receive any excessive entertainment, gifts or other favors beyond commonly accepted business courtesies.

2.6.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will seek to protect and fully utilize its intellectual property and respect intellectual property rights of others.

2.7.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will lay down strict internal rules and procedures to prevent any insider trading or suspicious activities from occurring and keep every member of the “K” Line Group duly informed and conform to such rules and procedures.

2.8.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will establish an internal reporting system and necessary measures for constantly monitoring compliance status and will respond timely and effectively if any problem arises.

3.     Trustworthy company group
The “K” Line Group continues to pay special attention to safety in navigation, achieving customer satisfaction and garnering trust from the community by providing safe and beneficial services.

3.1.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH recognizes safety in navigation and operations as its immediate top priority and ensures safety and quality of its services centering on international maritime transport.

3.2.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH recognizes that its good relations with customers, business partners, shareholders, local communities and other stakeholders are imperative to its corporate activities, and will provide safe and valuable services.

3.3.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will give due consideration to harmony with public interest in recognition of the public nature of international maritime transport.

3.4.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will provide customers with adequate information concerning its services and will respond to inquiries in good faith.

3.5.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will adequately and strictly manage and protect personal and customer information.

4.     Proactive environmental efforts
The “K” Line Group recognizes that global environmental efforts are a key issue for all of humanity and that they are essential both in business activities and existence of the company and therefore we are committed to a voluntary and proactive approach to such issues to protect and preserve the environment.

4.1.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will address environmental issues towards preventing global warming while constructing a recycling-oriented economic system.

4.2.   In accordance with our group environmental policy, SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will make efforts to reduce impact on the environment and to contribute to preservation and improvement of the Earth’s environment in our day-to-day business activities.

4.3.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will endeavor to develop innovative technology and business models that will help solve environmental issues.

4.4.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will proactively participate in social action programs for environmental preservation.

5.     Protection, proper management and disclosure of information and communication with society
The “K” Line Group will protect personal and customer data, properly manage corporate information through timely and appropriate disclosure, widely promoting bi-directional communication with society including shareholders.

5.1.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will communicate to customers adequate information concerning services it provides.

5.2.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will adequately protect its confidential information and handle information pertaining to a third party with due diligence. 

6.     Contribution to society
The “K” Line Group as a Good Corporate Citizen will make ongoing efforts to contribute to social development and improvement and support employees’ voluntary participation in such activities.

6.1.   As a responsible and good corporate citizen, SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will actively engage in social action programs.

6.2.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will further and proactively contribute to society through collaboration with external groups and various members of the public with beneficial expertise.

6.3.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will participate in industry and business community-wide social action programs.

6.4.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will support voluntary social participation of its employees in the form of volunteer work, lectures and writing.

6.5.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will prepare for possible relief and aid for disasters or marine accidents and extend social contributions by taking advantage of its know-how and technology including transport of necessary resources when needed.

6.6.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH supports welfare activities and scholarly, educational, art and sports as well as other cultural activities.

7.     Harmony in the international society
The “K” Line Group will contribute to the development of international society in pursuance of its business pertaining to international logistics and related businesses, respecting each country’s culture and customs.

7.1.   Complying with international and local laws and regulations, ethical and moral codes, SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will contribute to the development of each nation by offering know-how, cooperating in human resources development and deepening the friendship with related companies and organizations.

7.2.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will ask local business partners in each nation to understand the spirit of its “Charter of Conduct” and its CSR approach and to improve their activities as needed. 

8.     No relations with anti-social forces
The “K” Line Group will resolutely confront any anti-social force or organization which may threaten social order and public safety and never have any relationship with them.

8.1.   In cooperation with industry groups and local companies, SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will endeavor in eliminating anti-social forces.

8.2.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will collaborate with law enforcement to fight against threats by anti-social forces.

8.3.   SAL Heavy Lift GmbH will never transact business with any anti-social forces nor extend amenities of any kind including gifts and entertainment.

The management recognizes that it is their role to realize the spirit of the Charter and to set the pace that is to be followed by every employee in their company as well as by business partners.

In the event of any incidents in breach of this Charter, the management will demonstrate decisiveness to resolve the problem(s), conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause and to take preventative measures. Additionally, the management will expeditiously and accurately release information and fullfill their accountability to society.

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SAL Charter of Conduct and Implementation Guideline

2014-09-02

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