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Shin-Etsu Group Key CSR Issues

Key Issues 6: Respect for and protection of intellectual property

Intellectual Property Management

The Company has established the Basic Regulations for Intellectual Proper ty which has set regulations regarding acquisition, management, and application of intellectual property. The Company’s intellectual property is protected from infringement by third parties on the basis of these regulations. These regulations also require respect for the rights regarding all intellectual property of third parties.

Moreover, information in forms such as an annual report is disclosed to allow all persons involved with the Group to have a precise collection of the status of the Group’s intellectual property assets.

In addition, employees who have devised useful inventions, improvements and devices in business have been awarded in systems such as the following.

  • Actual compensation awards
    A system to recognize and award employees who greatly contributed to the company by creating an invention or idea which brings great profit to the company in the form of patents
  • Multiple inventor awards
    A system to recognize employees who have made a large number of inventions and who have acquired a large number of patent rights in the Company

 

Initiatives for Information Asset Management

The Information Asset Management Basic Policy have been established to maintain the confidentiality1, integrity 2, and availability 3 of information possessed by the Group. The information Asset Management

Regulations are set under the Information Asset Management Basic Policy to protect, utilize, control and manage information assets.

Furthermore, related rules and regulations such as Information Asset Management Standards set details concerning our customers, handling all the information concerning our customers, management, storage period and waste. In addition, we have formulated the Standards for Preventing Technology Leaks in order to prevent the outflow of technologies.

We also carry out training and implementation related to the Information Asset Management Department, regularly conduct checks on the status of compliance with the Information Asset Management Regulations and other regulations, and perform internal audits.

1
Confidentiality
Information is to be protected from unauthorized users.
2
Integrity
Information is to be protected from falsification, deletion, destruction and loss.
3
Availability
Ensure authorized users have access to information when needed.

 

Protection of Personal Information

In order to properly protect personal information in accordance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information, we have established our Privacy Policy, which is available on our website.

Moreover, we have been providing education on law and regulations and holding lectures regarding personal information protection in trainings for different staff grades in order to ensure the appropriate handling and protection of personal information.

 

Shin-Etsu Group Key CSR Issues