Toyoda Gosei’s management philosophy states that, “we will build systems for thorough legal compliance and corporate ethics, and undertake business activities with integrity.” We strive for thorough compliance in all areas.
The Toyoda Gosei Group Charter for Business Ethics sets forth shared values and behavioral standards for the entire Toyoda Gosei Group worldwide, and Group companies in Japan and other countries incorporate this Charter into their own behavioral guidelines. Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has established the Toyoda Gosei Behavioral Ethics Guidelines, which it expects every employee to follow, and has worked to familiarize all employees with these guidelines.
Toyoda Gosei has established a Corporate Ethics Committee with the company president serving as chairman and all company officers as members. Together with compliance advocates in each division, the committee works for thorough compliance with a unified approach between management and the workplace.
In Japan, regular compliance liaison conferences are held with Group companies. Group companies in other countries have established compliance committees, appointed compliance advocates, or set up other compliance systems suited to the circumstances in their region and company. Compliance activities are carried out in coordination with Toyoda Gosei.
■Compliance consultation office
To identify and resolve compliance problems at an early stage, Toyoda Gosei has established internal and external compliance consultation offices and an internal harassment consultation office.
Group companies in Japan have their own consultation offices, in addition to which they have established a joint external compliance consultation office together with Toyoda Gosei. Group companies in other countries have established external or internal consultation offices.
■Compliance activity checks and kaizen
Toyoda Gosei conducts “compliance entrenchment questionnaires” of all employees each year to confirm compliance transparency and whether there are signs of violations. Kaizen activities are then conducted based on the results.
A voluntary check sheet is used for Group companies in Japan and other countries to check their basic policy and systems for compliance, the status of compliance with important laws including competition laws and bribery and corruption laws, and risks in key areas including human resources, finance, sales, procurement, safety and quality. Kaizen activities are then conducted based on the results.
■Efforts to prevent violations of competition laws
Guidelines have been prepared for Japan and key regions where Group companies are located (USA, EU, China, Thailand, India, Brazil, others), and efforts are undertaken globally to prevent anti-competitive acts at Toyoda Gosei Group companies.
Specific behavioral guidelines that Toyoda Gosei expects employees to follow in various business activities, especially sales activities, are embodied in the Codes of Conduct for Antitrust Law Compliance in the company’s internal regulations, and thorough compliance is expected of employees.
Continuing education activities are also conducted through special training in competition law and regular compliance training for each level within the company.
Toyoda Gosei has formulated Global Anti-Bribery Guidelines as a common guide to conducting transparent and sound business activities globally, and is doing its utmost to prevent bribery and corruption at all Toyoda Gosei Group companies. Continuing education activities are conducted for employees through training for each level and risk.