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Updated on August 21, 2015

Sony Group Code of Conduct

The Sony Group Code of Conduct sets forth our core values and establishes standards of ethical business conduct to be observed by all directors, officers and employees of Sony Group. It also establishes our basic policies on such topics as compliance with laws and rules, fair competition in business dealings, anti-corruption, protection of confidential information and intellectual property, respect for human rights, safety of products and services, environmental conservation and information disclosure.
The principles set out in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights are reflected in the Sony Group Code of Conduct. Sony also participated in the formulation of and observes the standards outlined in the Charter of Corporate Behavior of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), an alliance of Japan's leading corporations.
Our Code of Conduct has been adopted and implemented by each Sony Group company and is the subject of frequent "tone from the top" messaging both from Sony Corporation top management and local management, as well as training. To date, the Code has been translated into 26 languages. Localized codes of conduct and specialized policies designed to address key risks further support the Sony Group Code of Conduct.
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