Communication of our basic social responsibilities
We have declared our commitment to thorough compliance in the AISIN Group Principles of Corporate Behavior. We have also formulated and communicated to all employees the Guidelines in Compliance with Social Responsibility to put the philosophy underpinning these principles into practice. Moreover, the president himself is leading our efforts to reinforce compliance.
Promoting compliance group-wide
AISIN Group has established a Business Ethics Committee or a similar committee which is tasked with leading the discussion about matters related to corporate ethics, compliance and policy.
In April 2018, the Group held a meeting of the Consolidated Business Ethics Committee, with top-level management and compliance officers from each of the 14 main Group companies. Looking ahead, we will seek to further enhance coordinated efforts within the Group and work to improve the level of our compliance activities.
Compliance education and training
Based on the belief that people are the key driving force in all compliance activities, AISIN Group provides information on the various laws and regulations through rank-specific education for employees and training for workplace managers and executive officers and is instilling compliance awareness throughout the Group.
In fiscal 2018, the Group sought to expand the scale and raise the level of its training programs, conducting training courses for management personnel in relevant departments of its 14 main Group companies on topics such as the Antimonopoly Act (the Act on Prohibition of Private Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade) and the Product Liability Act. In October, AISIN Group Business Ethics Campaign Month was held, creating an opportunity for all employees to reflect on their normal routine and consider business ethics.
During our Business Ethics Campaign Month, we conducted compliance awareness surveys of all employees at all of the consolidated Group companies in Japan. In fiscal 2018, we received around 70,000 responses, and confirmed that compliance awareness is spreading and increasing in the workplace.
Also in fiscal 2019, the Compliance Promotion Department at Group headquarters is seeking to instill compliance awareness by conducting training for representatives from all relevant departments of our consolidated Group companies in Japan directly.
Establishing a whistle-blower system to identify and correct inappropriate conduct
AISIN Group has set up a hotline to receive inquiries and notices on matters relating to compliance and has been publicizing the hotline through AISIN Group Business Ethics Campaign Month and other means to promptly identify and correct inappropriate conduct.