Your access to and use of ("the Website") is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions.

1. Acceptance of terms

You will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website.

2. Advice

The contents of the Website do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making or refraining from making, any decision.

3. Changes to web site

Kikkoman Trading Europe GmbH reserves the right to:

  • change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the Website or any part of it without notice and you confirm that Kikkoman Trading Europe GmbH shall not be liable to you for any such change or removal; and
  • change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and your continued use of the Website following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.

4. Links to third party web sites

The Website may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.

5. Copyright

All copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in the Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website) are owned by or licensed to Kikkoman Trading Europe GmbH or otherwise used by Kikkoman Trading Europe GmbH as permitted by law.

6. Disclaimers and limitation of liability

The Website is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

To the extent permitted by law, Kikkoman Trading Europe GmbH will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website.

Kikkoman Trading Europe GmbH makes no warranty that the functionality of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of Kikkoman Trading Europe GmbH for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of Kikkoman Trading Europe GmbH or that of its employees or agents.

7. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Kikkoman Trading Europe GmbH and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against Kikkoman Trading Europe GmbH arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website.

8. Severance

If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

9. Governing law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

10. Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 of the United Kingdom (“the Act”). It sets out the steps which KIKKOMAN TRADING EUROPE GmbH (“KTE”) has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not conducted within its own business and supply chain during the fiscal year ended 31st March 2020.

Organisational structure and business

KTE is established in Germany and part of the Kikkoman Group of Japan. KTE’s primary business is the distribution of Kikkoman products, namely Kikkoman Soy Sauce, mainly in European markets including the United Kingdom.

Supply chain

KTE sources a range of products from suppliers around the world including related companies within the Kikkoman Group and third party suppliers. KTE strives to maintain the highest level of ethical standards for each transaction with all of its suppliers.

Policies, principles and actions

KTE’s commitment to eliminating slavery and human trafficking is embodied in the following policies and actions.

Due diligence process

As part of its initiative to identify and mitigate risk, KTE sends letters to its suppliers to confirm that each supplier understands the requirements of the Act and ensures to respect human rights in employment and to follow ethical standards.

Risk analysis and training

KTE is in the process of initiating a thorough risk analysis of slavery and human trafficking in its own supply chain. As an initial step to increase employee awareness, the Kikkoman Group Code of Conduct has been prominently posted within the office to help ensure an understanding of internal policies. In 2019, in order to raise the awareness of employees regarding compliance issues and the maintenance of social order, KTE conducted internal training highlighting the absolute necessity to observe laws, corporate rules and social morals, in addition to acting with commonsense even when certain actions are not against the law. It will also take additional steps to conduct training to its employees and suppliers to further raise awareness of the Act.

This statement was approved by KIKKOMAN TRADING EUROPE GmbH’s directors.

Hidekazu Yoshihashi
Managing Director