Ensuring Integrity and Fairness in Our Corporate Activities
We conduct our corporate activities with fairness, integrity and common sense, in accordance with laws and regulations and the needs of the community. This is the foundation of our business. We do not merely abide by laws and regulations. We believe that we can enhance our corporate value and bring about a richer and more sustainable future by living up to the expectations of all of our stakeholders, and by acting in accordance with high moral principles.
To put the former into practice, as a member of the MinebeaMitsumi Group, We have accordingly made the MinebeaMitsumi Group Code of Conduct and MinebeaMitsumi Group Officer and Employee Compliance Guidelines as guidelines for ABLIC group executives and employees when choosing appropriate behavior. formulated a Charter of Corporate Behavior. We have also drawn up a Code of Conduct and Conduct Guidelines for putting the former into practice, and At the same time, we have put a framework for corporate compliance in place that will energize efforts to ensure compliance—that is, corporate activities that are fair, honest, and in accordance with common sense—across the ABLIC group as a whole.
Corporate Compliance Framework
Educating executives and employees about corporate compliance
To deepen understanding about corporate compliance, We educated our employees about corporate compliance through group training, e-learning, and other means. In addition, we are striving to raise awareness. An example is the compliance noticeboard established on the company intranet. It is refreshed regularly.
Moreover, our executives and employees are asked each year to complete a quiz and questionnaire relating to corporate compliance. Issues are identified from an analysis of the findings and used to make improvements. Compliance education for executives includes the Executive Legal Handbook, which is distributed among our executives in recognition of the obligations that stem from their various work-related powers. The Handbook is there so that executives can pursue their duties by properly understanding and properly carrying out their authority and obligations.
We have formulated rules on whistleblowing so that any improper actions and suchlike within the corporation can be speedily discovered and addressed, thereby ensuring that our business follows the law and that we are better able to help ourselves. A Whistleblowing Hotline has been established for the executives and employees of our group (both inside and outside of Japan), as well as for the executives and staff of our clients. Whistleblowers have the option of addressing their concerns to the corporation or to an outside legal firm. Measures are being put in place to ensure that any reports are dealt with in a due and proper manner.
To ensure that whistleblowing works in a due and proper manner, we guarantee that the identities of the whistleblowers will not be made known, and that they will not receive any adverse treatment as a result of their actions.
Whistleblowing in FY2016: Zero cases
Whistleblowing in FY2017: Three cases (Figures for April–December 2017)
Whistleblowing in FY2018: Two cases
Whistleblowing in FY2019: Two cases