Timely Disclosure of Corporate Information
Information disclosure represents an important responsibility of management from the standpoint of ensuring the transparency and fairness of the company’s decision making. We strive to carry out information disclosure in an appropriate and timely manner in order to help deepen understanding among various stakeholders, including shareholders and other investors, about decision making by SCSK’s management and the company’s business activities.
The company’s basic policy on information disclosures is to disclose information in a proactive manner. In addition to disclosures on operating results and financial information pursuant to laws and regulations, non-financial information (including ESG elements concerning governance along with social and environmental issues) deemed material by SCSK is also communicated using various means, including the corporate website and SCSK report.
Structure for Timely Disclosure
SCSK recognizes that a high level of management transparency is an important component of corporate governance. Also, as a measure to ensure this transparency, the company has established the following system for the disclosure of corporate information. Through this system, we work to disclose information in a timely, appropriate, and fair manner.
- 1. The Corporate Planning, Corporate Communications & Sustainability Group, Human Resources & General Affairs Group, Legal & Risk Management Group, Accounting Group & IR Group, and Finance & Business Investment Promotion Group carry out the effective collection of information that is subject to disclosure, screen what is to be disclosed, and prepare drafts for disclosure.
- 2. Upon receiving authorization from the President and Chief Operating Officer, information handling officers—the persons responsible for supervising the management and disclosure of information—confirm the content and determine whether disclosure is required.
- 3. The information handling officers appropriately disclose corporate information after receiving approval from the Board of Directors when necessary.
Communication with Shareholders and Other Investors
SCSK actively holds constructive communication with shareholders and other investors according to a scope and means acceptable in order to contribute to sustainable growth and the enhancement of medium- to long-term corporate value. We have created a structure for promoting constructive communication with shareholders and other investors, led by a Corporate IR officer. This officer is mainly responsible for establishing an internal system for disclosing information on our business activities to shareholders and other investors in an appropriate and timely manner. In terms of actual communication, we work to facilitate direct discussions between this officer and shareholders and other investors whenever possible.
As a means to promoting communication with shareholders and other investors, we hold quarterly briefings on financial results, and plan and conduct briefings on business activities and business strategies as appropriate to deepen understanding about the SCSK’s operations. We also actively engage in IR activities both inside and outside of Japan. In particular, outside of Japan, we hold IR meetings for institutional investors in Europe, the United States as well as in Asia, including Hong Kong and Singapore. SCSK also takes part in investor conferences for overseas institutional investors hosted by securities companies as part of its efforts to engage with investors. Opinions received through communication with shareholders and other investors inside and outside Japan are shared with management in an appropriate and timely manner for use in SCSK’s business planning.