IR policy

1. Fundamental policy

The Company's basic stance involves striving for sufficient two-way communication involving shareholders and investors. To such ends, the Company ensures that its shareholders and investors gain a proper understanding of the Group by providing them with corporate information including management policies, business descriptions, business strategies, and performance and financial information fairly, rapidly, and accurately; and furthermore, reports opinions and desires gained by the Company through shareholders and investor dialogue to its management and Board of Directors.

2. Framework

The Company actively engages in IR activities while coordinating with the Public & Investor Relations Section of the Corporate Planning Department and other relevant departments, with the director in charge of investor relations assigned to serve as the supervising manager. When disclosing information, the General Manager of the Corporate Planning Department makes such disclosure acting as the person in charge of disclosure.

3. Information disclosure standards

The Company discloses information in accordance with the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act and other relevant laws and regulations, and as well as the Securities Listing Regulations of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Company also discloses information not subject to such regulations as deemed necessary in order for its shareholders and investors to gain a more extensive understanding of the Group.
In disclosing information, the Company strives to do so fairly and accurately, and in compliance with the fair disclosure rules stipulated in the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act.

4. Information disclosure methods

Information disclosed by the Company is posted to the Furukawa Company website promptly after having been disclosed through the Timely Disclosure Network (TDnet) provided by the Tokyo Stock Exchange, press releases, and other such means. Moreover, the Company strives to provide increasingly lucid information by effectively using video, printed materials, website content and other such tools that facilitate understanding of the Company.

Information sources
Mandatory disclosure: Summary of financial results, earnings reports, securities reports (Japanese only), corporate governance reports (Japanese only).
Voluntary disclosure: News releases, integrated report, sustainability book, shareholder reports, financial results briefing materials, and materials that otherwise facilitate understanding (such as video footage and special websites)

5. Enhancing communications

The Company communicates directly with its shareholders and investors through inquiries and IR meetings, and otherwise holds events when appropriate, such that include biannual briefing sessions, small meetings, and factory tours. Opinions and requests gleaned from such opportunities are regularly compiled and reported to management and the Board of Directors, thereby helping to increase corporate value.

6. Forward-looking statements

Whereas the forward-looking statements disclosed by the Company in its IR materials are made based on data available at the time of disclosure, results may differ from such forecasts due to various changes affecting the external and internal business environment. The Company endeavors to improve the accuracy of its forward-looking statements, and appropriately discloses information to reflect changes in the business outlook.

7. Information management and silent periods

The Company appropriately manages information in compliance with Furukawa Company Group prevention of insider trading. Moreover, the Company establishes a silent period prior to release of its financial results, during which time it refrains from addressing inquiries regarding its earnings performance.