NYK Business Credo

Founded in 1885, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) has become a leader in global marine transport by meeting challenges head on and achieving steady growth.

NYK recognizes our role in providing safe and reliable services for a broad range of trade and commercial activities that are the basis for developing the world's economies and cultures.

Our safety and environmental initiatives are our highest priority. We work tirelessly to improve our services in ways that are useful to society, and making every effort to meet our customers' expectations and maintain their trust.

In all of our business activities, both domestic and international, we respect human rights, comply with laws and ordinances and adhere to international rules and their underlying spirit. We meet the highest ethical standards to ensure that our business activities contribute to the sustainable development of society.

In our daily business, we follow the "NYK Business Credo":

  1. 1Good-faith business activities

    We respect national competition laws, engage in business practices that are fair, transparent, freely competitive, and appropriate, and do not tolerate bribery or corruption in any form. We work hard to keep the good relationships we have built with our shareholders, investors, and other stakeholders.

  2. 2Environmental and safety initiatives

    In all of our business activities we undertake initiatives to enhance safety and to preserve the marine environment and natural ecosystems. Through these efforts we hope to achieve sustainable growth and to develop and refine safe, environment-friendly transportation technologies.

  3. 3Enhanced security

    We have established strong security measures to prevent the disruption and abuse of international logistics networks. We strictly prohibit any type of illegal activity and the unauthorized access and leakage of information.

  4. 4Compliance with laws and ordinances, respect for human rights

    We recognize our role in society and act in a manner that is fair and just by complying with national laws and ordinances and international norms. We believe that corporate activities should adhere to social mores, respect human rights, honor local customs and practices, and address the concerns and interests of stakeholders.

  5. 5Exclusion of antisocial activities

    We resolutely stand against all antisocial forces and organizations that threaten the order and safety of civic life.

  6. 6Disclosure of information and communication with society

    We disclose corporate information in a proactive and fair manner, emphasizing communication not only with shareholders but with society at large. We rigorously protect and manage the privacy and personal information of our customers, employees and everyone involved in our business activities.

  7. 7Social contribution activities

    We proactively contribute to social activities as a good corporate citizen.

  8. 8Preservation of favorable work environments

    We respect the diversity, individuality, and humanity of employees and facilitate the activities of a diverse workforce. We make every effort to preserve favorable work environments.

Top management recognizes our role in achieving the spirit of this credo. We are committed to ensuring that the ideals set forth in this document are practiced by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha and its group companies. We encourage our business partners to act accordingly, and have established effective internal systems to accomplish this. We acknowledge our responsibility and obligation to quickly and accurately identify the causes and take measures to prevent recurrence in the event of a violation of a law or ordinance or other act that contravenes this credo.

Formulated December 19, 1997
Revised August 26, 2004
Revised April 1, 2011