Corporate Social Resposibility (CSR) Policy

Toppan Photomask Co., Ltd.  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy

Toppan Photomask Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries (hereafter called the company or company collectively, “TPC”) manages all of its businesses to the highest levels of social responsibility.

Our policies and processes are designed to ensure that our operations remain in compliance with laws and regulations in every country and region in which we operate. We measure our performance in accordance with ISO9001, ISO14001 or relevant industry standards, and other management systems for quality and environment, and the Responsible Business Alliance (“RBA”) Code of Conduct. We continuously improve management practices within and upon these standards of performance.

Labor and Human Rights: 

The company is committed to upholding international human rights and labor standards and the fair and equitable treatment of all employees, contractors and suppliers based on the internationally recognized UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and the RBA Code of Conduct.

The company complies with all labor laws, including those prohibiting child labor. Children under the age of 18 or minimum working age stipulated by local laws and regulations whichever is greatest are not permitted to work for the company except as part of a job training or educational internship program.

The company strictly forbids forced labor practices. All work is voluntary. We respect the right of all employees to freely choose their employment and to freely interact with one another. There are no unreasonable restrictions on the movement of our employees and their access to basic liberties.  Our company prohibits forced, bonded, or indentured labor practices, including human trafficking. If applicable, the company should ensure that contracts are conveyed clearly in a language commonly known to the employees regarding employment conditions.

Every employee in our company has the right to work in a clean, safe environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination or harsh or inhumane treatment. 

The company is committed to paying competitive wages and providing benefits that help foster employees’ health and financial security. Compensation rates are determined according to local laws (e.g. minimum wage, social security benefits according to legal regulations as far as special compensation of extra hours, night and weekend work), market factors, and individual employee performance. Wages are not deducted or reduced for disciplinary reasons.

We maintain standard, competitive compensation and working hours practices consistent with the best practices of each labor market in which we operate and in conformance with legal and statutory requirements.

All employees may form or enroll in a trade union of their own will; the company will not interfere with and will not finance a trade union.

The company complies with local laws regarding maternity protection (e.g., protection from dismissal and discrimination, the right to resume work after birth, and maintenance of wages and benefits during maternity).

Health and Safety:

The company recognizes that safe and healthy work environments are essential to the morale of our employees and their ability to consistently produce high quality products and services.  We regularly audit our facilities to identify and eliminate hazardous materials and potentially dangerous situations.  Where safety or occupational health hazards and physically demanding work cannot be eliminated, employees are provided with protective equipment, specialized training and work aids to allow them to perform this work with minimal risk to themselves and other employees.   Performance in these areas is reviewed monthly at the site and company level. Compliance to country, regional and local laws is required and assessed periodically.


We comply with all environmental permit and reporting requirements in all of our manufacturing facilities.  We have global and local programs dedicated to waste reduction and elimination.  We regularly work with customers and vendors to identify environmentally sound solutions to business problems.  Where environmental hazards or risks exist, we work to control or where possible eliminate them.  Compliance to international agreements, country, regional and local laws is required and assessed periodically.

Conflict Minerals: 

We do not knowingly use materials containing any substance derived from the efforts of armed groups that are perpetrators of serious human rights violations in any country in the world.  This specifically includes activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that produce materials known as "conflict minerals" or any other material produced using any form of forced or coerced labor. We periodically undertake survey efforts to ascertain the source of new or recycled minerals and metals to ensure compliance with this policy.  The company prefers to use the CMRT template for conflict minerals. Where asked by the customer or from external inquiries, the company can also provide the Extended Minerals Response Template (EMRT), technically these are not conflict minerals.


Toppan Photomask employees are held to the highest standards of ethical behavior.  We do not support or condone cartels, bribery or any other business practices or activities which might create an improper advantage, competition or create a monopoly.  We report all financial and business performance information accurately and in full accord with all applicable local and international laws, regulations and industry practices. We protect the storage, processing and sharing of the personal information of our employees and the trade secrets of our customers.

We do not support or condone anti-trust, cartel, bribery or any other business practice that might create an improper advantage.

Our company informs all employees of its expectations regarding ethics measures compliance periodically.  All employees are encouraged to identify events or behaviors that do not meet our standards, and we provide multiple methods, including anonymous means, for doing so.  We protect any employee raising a concern about our actions from any form of retribution including Human Resources, Health & Safety and Environmental matters.  

Data Protection & Personal Documents:

The company securely stores employee personnel files and other related personal data about employees. The company does not hold or store original government issued identification or personal documents. Please see the Local PRIVACY POLICY for further details.

Suppliers & Vendors: 

Our company follows internationally recognized standards for social and ecological responsibility and business ethics. It is very important to our company that suppliers share this claim. Therefore, it is the company’s expectation that its suppliers will follow the RBA in its most recent revision.

We encourage our vendors and suppliers to adopt the same expectations for their own organizations in compliance with the laws, ethical guidelines, RBA guidelines, etc. and to control regularly and to implement improvement measures if necessary. The supplier undertakes to comply with all applicable legal regulations and guidelines in the area of responsibility of the supplier and our company, including, but not limited to trade association regulations. This also includes internal requirements. In addition, our company does not tolerate any use of forced or compulsory labor in its supply chain. The company has set up a process to monitor critical supplier compliance.

Established May 1, 2024

Teruo Ninomiya
Representative Director, President and CEO
Toppan Photomask Co., Ltd.