Contributing to building a society with reduced environmental burden
Nippon Steel has rules governing information management and several implementation rules of them for the purpose of controlling and managing information as valuable assets. Among their functions those rules provide protection to prevent infringement of third-party confi dential information.
Nippon Steel has rules for the proper handling of personal information.
We aim to implement intellectual property (IP) activities organizationally, respect other companies’ technologies, and maximize the values of our proprietary technologies. For those purposes, we constantly promote proper information management, prevent violation of IP-related laws and regulations, manage IP risks by expanding the scope of Groupwide IP activities, and reduce risks associated with our overall IP activities by enforcing our internal rules.
We continuously acquire and utilize IP rights on technologies sustaining our technological edge, and eliminate counterfeits that infringe our IP rights. At the same time, we respect the IP rights of other companies, and conduct necessary investigations to avoid any infringement. We also carry out IP training each year to enhance the understanding and awareness of our employees.