Communication of our basic social responsibilities
We have declared our commitment to thorough compliance in 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. The president himself is leading our efforts to reinforce compliance.
Furthermore, in concert with the revision of the AISIN Group Principles of Corporate Behavior, we strive to communicate them to all employees, having prepared a take-along AISIN Group Principles of Corporate Behavior card and distributed it to all employees, and having enabled all employees to confirm the Principles at any time on our website.
Building a group-wide compliance framework
AISIN Group established a Business Ethics Committee (also known as the Consolidated Business Ethics Committee) in April 2018 to assess matters concerning legal compliance and other important points of corporate ethics and make policies. Regular meetings of this committee are held. Comprising the presidents and compliance officers of each of the 13 main group companies, the Consolidated Business Ethics Committee sets policies on compliance activities and checks that everyone in AISIN Group is complying with laws and regulations such as Antimonopoly Act and anti-bribery regulations.
Providing compliance training
Ultimately, the work of compliance is done by people. We provide training for employees at each level and additional training for our management and officers to ensure that everyone in AISIN Group is fully aware of their compliance responsibilities.
Since FY2019, members of the legal affairs division of our group headquarters have provided compliance training directly to representatives of each division of our consolidated domestic companies. Relevant divisions also receive training on points such as the Antimonopoly Act and safe and secure export management.
Every October is AISIN Group Business Ethics Campaign Month. It is a time for all employees to reflect on what they do on a daily basis and think about ethical corporate activities. All employees at our consolidated domestic companies are surveyed about their awareness of compliance during this month. Approximately 79,000 responses to the survey in FY2020 indicated that compliance awareness in our workplaces has become stronger and more widespread.
Employees at our overseas subsidiaries also receive training on ethical corporate behavior from their local compliance divisions. In North America, for example, training on points such as antimonopoly laws and harassment is carried out based on the local situation.
Detecting and correcting unethical action early with our whistleblowing service
One of the points covered during AISIN Group Business Ethics Campaign Month is thorough communication about the service we have set up for reporting and questions about compliance.
We offer consultations, both anonymously and openly, broadly from all members who work for AISIN Group companies and people connected to them, such as their family members. We strive to detect and correct violations, including sexual, power and other types of harassment, problems related to working hours, bribery, embezzlement, and insider trading, as quickly as possible.
We endeavor to detect and correct violations as quickly as possible with this service. We take thorough measures to ensure that people who make a report or comply with fact checks do not face reprisal. Confidentiality is maintained and all cooperating parties are notified first.
In FY2019, 125 reports and requests for advice regarding compliance were made throughout AISIN Group, and all have been appropriately addressed.
Similar whistleblowing services are being set up overseas, and sites in other Asian countries and North America are able to use the main group service.
|Report/request for advice||Cases|
|Abuses of power||35|
|Issues related to work hours||22|
|Grievance with working conditions||17|
|Foul play/violation of rules||23|