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Basic Stance Towards Compliance

Based on our CSR Visions of "to build a trusted identity as a contributing member of the global community," we will create a corporate culture with a high level of awareness of not only corporate ethics and legal compliance, but also information security, personal information protection, and environmental preservation. To that end, we listen carefully to the opinions of customers, business partners and suppliers, and people living in local communities.
One of the management policies of the Corporate Philosophy established in 1990 is to "deal fairly with society and value harmony with the environment," and there has been no change in our stance of emphasizing compliance from this time.

Compliance System

Yokohama Rubber has established a Corporate Compliance Committee with the President as the Committee Chair and the Corporate Compliance Department as the implementation department. The Corporate Compliance Committee is held four times per year to continually implement various measures related to compliance at the Yokohama Rubber Group and report the state of these activities to the Board of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board. The Corporate Philosophy and Action Guidelines of the Yokohama Rubber Group are made known and presented to Group companies including overseas companies to serve as the guidelines for the execution of duties by Directors and employees at each company. Every division in Yokohama Rubber Group is placed with personnel who belong to the Corporate Compliance Department as well, to continue to share the progress of the activities in internal education and related information in the workplace. In our domestic and overseas Group companies as well, we have appointed our managers to facilitate each of them to develop the same level of activities.

Whistle-Blowing System (Corporate Compliance Hotline / General Counseling Room)

The Corporate Compliance Hotline refers to the system to accept even anonymous whistle-blowing in accordance with Whistle-Blower Protection Act. The telephone number and email address is stated on the Corporate Compliance Card that is distributed to all domestic Yokohama Rubber Group’s employees. There are two hotlines, an internal hotline and an external hotline. As the external hotline has been established at an external law firm, independence has been secured for this hotline. The General Counseling Room is the contact point where all members can utilize as to any doubt or anxieties at work related to corporate compliance, and requires name registration as a general rule. In FY 2014, we received 31 cases of questions and concerns for items to confirm or seeking advice.

Whistle-Blowing System (Flow chart)

Whistle-Blowing System (Corporate Compliance Hotline)

Education and Awareness Raising Activities

Using internal compliance issues as themes, we offer both general compliance materials that we would like all employees to know about as well as contents for specific departments and positions, with teaching methods that range from the distribution of educational materials, group learning at work, and group education. During FY 2014, we focused on education on work-related accidents, the workers compensation system, and mental health. In particular, the work-related accidents and workers compensation system educations were in response to a concealed work-related accident at a domestic plant in December 2013.

Seminars Conducted (FY 2014)

Training opportunity Number of participants
New employee training 42
Domestic subsidiary compliance training 265
CSR study group for business partners and suppliers 489
Pre-departure orientation for overseas dispatch 57
Mental health education for managers 289
Work-related accidents and workers compensation 5,392
Training for newly assigned directors 8
Grand total 6,542

Privacy Policy for Employees

We strictly manage employees’ personal information by obtaining prior consent by quoting the purpose of its usage. We understand the importance of employees’ personal information and ensure its proper treatment; we also let our employees know through our internal intranet that we continue to take measures to protect their personal information.

Measures Against Violations

  • No sanctions against Anti-Monopoly Acts have been imposed on our company.
  • No sanctions against fraudulent accounting practice, any discrimination or misconducts at workplace have been imposed on our company.
  • No sanctions owing to any violation against environmental regulations have been imposed on our company.
  • No complaints have been lodged over the loss of our customers' data.
  • No law violations with regards to the supply of products, services, and their usages.