Legal and Regulatory Compliance: Hitachi Consulting suppliers must comply with all laws applicable to their business with Hitachi Consulting and must be honest, direct, and truthful in discussions with regulatory agency representatives and government officials in connection with such business.
Anti-Bribery: Hitachi Consulting suppliers must comply with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “Act”) and all other applicable anti-bribery laws in the jurisdictions in which business is conducted. The Act prohibits giving money or other things of value to government officials or government representatives (which also includes political parties, party officials and any candidate for political office) for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business or gaining an improper advantage. Suppliers must not offer, authorize, promise, demand, give or accept any impermissible gift, fee, reward, loan or other advantage to or from any person for any such purpose, and must not offer bribes, kickbacks, or any other kinds of improper payment to government/public officials or others, for, in the name of, on behalf of or in any other way related to their business with Hitachi Consulting.
Competition and Fair Trading Laws: Hitachi Consulting suppliers must comply with all applicable antitrust, competition and fair trading laws wherever they do business.
Export Laws: Hitachi Consulting suppliers must comply with any and all applicable export laws and regulations in their interaction with the Company. Suppliers must not transfer technical information or products, including software, to particular named countries or to nationals of those countries, when it is prohibited by export laws to do so, or to prohibited parties. Suppliers must not sell, transfer or otherwise use any technical information or products in violation of U.S. or other applicable export laws or regulations, or make any such information or products available to or for any entity or end use that is engaged in the design, development, production, stockpiling or use of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons or missile technology or to any entity with a specific end use related to conventional weapons or any other military activities. Hitachi Consulting suppliers must not participate in international boycotts that are not sanctioned by the U.S. government.
Data Privacy and Confidentiality: Hitachi Consulting suppliers must comply with applicable privacy and data protections laws and regulations in the respective countries of operation, as well as secure Company and personal data and prohibit its unauthorized access, disclosure or use. Suppliers shall receive confidential information only as authorized by a Non-Disclosure Agreement with Hitachi Consulting, and must comply with the obligations therein. Hitachi Consulting suppliers must avoid insider trading by buying or selling Hitachi, Ltd.’s or another company’s stock when in possession of information about Hitachi, Ltd. or such other company that is not available to the investing public and that could influence an investor’s decision to buy or sell stock.
Conflicts of Interest: Hitachi Consulting suppliers must avoid the appearance of or actual improprieties and/or conflicts of interests. Suppliers and/or their Representatives shall not deal directly with any Hitachi Consulting employee whose spouse, domestic partner, or other family member or relative holds a significant financial interest in the supplier. Dealing directly in the course of negotiating the supplier agreement or performing the supplier’s obligations with a spouse, domestic partner, or other family member or relative who is employed by Hitachi Consulting is also prohibited.
Authorized IT Use: Hitachi Consulting suppliers must use Hitachi Consulting-provided information technology and systems (including e-mail), if any, only for authorized Hitachi Consulting business-related purposes. Hitachi Consulting strictly prohibits suppliers and their Representatives from using Hitachi Consulting-provided technology and systems to create, access, store, print, solicit, or send any material that is intimidating, harassing, threatening, abusive, sexually explicit or otherwise illegal, offensive or inappropriate and/or to send any false, derogatory, or malicious communications.
IT Security: Hitachi Consulting suppliers must comply with all Hitachi Consulting requirements for maintenance of passwords, confidentiality, security, cybersecurity, and privacy procedures as a condition of providing Hitachi Consulting with goods or services or receiving access, if any, to Hitachi Consulting’s internal corporate network, systems and offices. All data stored or transmitted on Hitachi Consulting owned or leased equipment is to be considered private and is the property of Hitachi Consulting. Hitachi Consulting may monitor all use of its corporate networks and all systems (including e-mail) and/or access all data stored or transmitted using the Hitachi Consulting network, subject to applicable law.
Communication with the Press: Hitachi Consulting suppliers must not speak to the press on Hitachi Consulting’s behalf unless the supplier and/or Representative(s) is expressly authorized in writing to do so by Hitachi Consulting.