SCSK views compliance as observing laws and regulations, and acting with a high sense of ethics within the norms of society. Based on its corporate philosophy and Code of Conduct, SCSK considers acting sincerely and appropriately as members of society and corporate citizens to be the most important principle for director and employee conduct. Each individual director and employee is responsible for his/her own actions based on the concept of compliance, and strives to produce results that fulfill the social responsibility of the entire company as an organization.
Structure and System
Following our basic approach to compliance, we have established Compliance Rules and compiled a Compliance Manual as well as built an organizational structure for compliance. We have set up a Compliance Committee to follow through with our commitment to compliance. This committee determines and revises company-wide policies on compliance, maintains and manages the compliance system, coordinates with relevant departments, monitors implementation status and shares information.
We have established a whistleblower system (or "speak up" system) for quickly resolving compliance violations and preventing such violations from occurring by enabling employees of the SCSK Group and partner companies to report and consult on problems they notice.
Contact Points and Reporting Methods
Employees may report a problem to any of the three following contact points by email or another method at their own discretion.
- (1) Chair of Compliance Committee
- (2) Audit and Supervisory Committee
- (3) Outside lawyer (reports may be anonymous)
Regardless of the point of contact, the privacy of the person filing the report and other related parties is strictly protected along with the confidentiality of reported matters. Guarantees are in place to ensure persons who report a problem are not subjected to unfair treatment, and the system has been well used each year.
All reports and consultations are handled promptly. Investigation is conducted in cooperation with relevant departments based on policies established by the Chair of the Compliance Committee, when required.
The results of investigations are promptly informed to the whistleblower.
The results of investigations and details of corrective measures are also reported to senior management and the Audit and Supervisory Committee.
Education and Training
Recognizing that employees are the foundation of compliance, we provide information on compliance as well as various forms of compliance training, including group training for new employees and newly appointed managers, e-learning and group discussions, so that regardless of the situation the correct decision and action are taken following rules and regulations on compliance. We have compiled a Compliance Manual that contains detailed commentary on particularly important laws and regulations. We also strive to foster greater awareness of compliance through our in-house website and other means.
The SCSK Compliance Manual clearly stipulates that we must ensure fair transactions as specific rules about compliance. Its standards include a Code of Business Activities, which sets forth requirements for compliance with the Anti-Monopoly Act and prohibition of unfair competition. These standards support the development of commercial relationships based on trust with our suppliers through fair and free competition.
The manual also outlines corporate ethics required for fair operating practices in its Code for Employees as Members of Society, which includes rules against corruption and rules concerning political donations and stresses the importance of resisting organized crime.