「Possibility of Chemistry.」Denka Co.,Ltd.

Denka’s Corporate Philosophy, Principles

As of November 1, 2015

Structure of Denka’s Corporate Philosophy, Principles

Since its founding in 1915, Denka has worked to contribute to social development and win the trust of society through manufacturing operations centered on chemical engineering.

In 2015, our centennial year, we established the “Denka Principles” to determine our fundamental stance for business conduct, basic precepts that should be always referred to by employees, and the way we relate to society. We expect these principles to help us better act as one team in the pursuit of further growth over the next 100 years.

In addition to our corporate philosophy “Creating valuable things that benefi t society from resources with advanced technologies,” we formulated the corporate slogan “Possibility of chemistry” to better convey our message to the general public.

Taking a forward-thinking approach, we will act in line with our goal of helping to create a better society while maintaining the trust of our stakeholders.

Corporate Philosophy

Creating valuable things that benefi t society from resources with advanced technologies

We engage in social dialogue to fi nd out exactly what our stakeholders need while developing our technological strengths to meet their expectations. At the same time, we will effectively utilize limited natural resources to create valuable things.

Denka Principles (established in 2015)

1. Boldly confront challenges with determination and sincerity.
2. Think and take action today with the future in mind.
3. Deliver new values, and inspire customers through innovative monozukuri.
4. Respect the environment and create a cheerful workplace that prioritizes safety.
5. Contribute to a better society, whilst taking pride in being a trusted corporate citizen.

Having celebrated the centennial of our founding, we established these principles to determine a cornerstone for our business conduct and basic precepts that should be always referred to by all Group members, with the aim of ensuring robust business growth over the next 100 years.

Corporate Slogan (established in 2015)

Possibility of chemistry.

We will live up to expectations and trust of society through the pursuit of the possibilities chemistry offers, which will, in turn, lead to the creation of new solutions and new value. We established this slogan to summarize our corporate philosophy and to convey it to the general public more effectively.

The Denka Group Guidelines (established in 2007)

Based on our corporate philosophy, these ten guidelines represent our “corporate manifesto” aimed at fulfi lling our social responsibilities.

1. We will promote sustainable social and business development out of a conviction that corporate social responsibility is the essence of business.

2. While constantly ensuring quality to maintain customer trust, we will contribute to sound social progress by developing and supplying products and services that are safe and environment friendly.

3. We will operate fairly.

4. We will maintain a good level of communication with society and disclose appropriate information.

5. We will comply with laws and regulations and operate fairly according to social norms.

6. We will maintain safe, clean and comfortable workplaces and respect all basic human rights.

7. We will use, reuse and recycle resources to help protect the environment.

8. We will maintain security and disaster prevention measures, participate in environmental protection activities and communicate with society.

9. We will contribute to society as a good corporate citizen.

10. We will contribute to social development as a good member of the global community.