We maintain fair and transparent relationships with our business partners, engaging in fair transaction practices in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, such as an antitrust law. We do not take part in collusion, cartels, or similar activities with other companies within our industry that would unlawfully impede free competition, or any other activities that may give rise to such concerns.
We do not use information obtained from other companies or any third party in the course of business for any purpose other than as specified and agreed. We handle such information with the same degree of care applicable to our own confidential information, maintaining strict control thereof. Furthermore, we do not seek to obtain or access confidential information from other companies or any third party by improper means or methods.
We seek to maintain fairness at all times in our purchasing activities, seeking to earn a higher level of trust from our suppliers and service providers while maximizing the interests of the Pioneer Group. We conduct transactions in good faith in accordance with all applicable laws and agreements, based on the principle of fair play.
In addition, we insist that our suppliers and service providers act in an ethical and socially responsible manner by observing all applicable laws and regulations in the regions and countries in which they operate, and by complying with applicable international accords and written agreements.
At all times, we engage in sales activities in an equitable manner, striving to earn a higher level of trust from our business-to-business purchasers while advancing the interests of the Pioneer Group. We conduct transactions in good faith and in accordance with applicable laws and agreements, based on the principle of fair play. We do not unfairly discriminate among purchasers or engage in other improper practices such as exclusionary practices or unfair trade restraints.
In addition, we insist that our dealers and distributors act in an ethical and socially responsible manner by observing all applicable laws and regulations in the regions and countries in which they operate.
We strive to act responsibly and in good faith and to communicate in a smooth and appropriate manner with our related governmental agencies and industry groups, including the content business industry, aiming to promote the advancement of society as a whole.