Compliance

Compliance promotion system

We aim to be a trusted company through the protection of human rights and compliance with laws and regulations, and by respecting public decency. To enhance the overall compliance of our Group, the Corporate Planning Committee—headed by the Corporate Planning Headquarters General Manager—sets and reviews compliance policies on a regular basis.

Based on our internal rules and the Aichi Steel Group Action Guidelines, we strive to improve our compliance with laws and regulations as well as our social common sense. We enhance employee awareness by distributing the Aichi Steel Group Action Guidelines, and compliance manuals.

Compliance promotion system

Compliance promotion system

Compliance promotion activities

To enhance the compliance awareness of employees, we provide education on compliance to all employees. The importance of compliance is also covered in the Action Guidelines workshop held for those promoted to each level within the organization. In addition, other corporate scandal case studies are reported to the Compliance Liaison Meeting to help prevent the recurrence of similar compliance incidents.

We also hold CSR seminars on preventing harassment, and on-site compliance training at each plant for the purpose of preventing crime and harassment.

Level-based training
230 participants (8 levels)

CSR Seminar
1 time (Jan)

Compliance Liaison Meeting
4 times (Apr, Jul, Oct, Dec)

On-site compliance training
(crime and harassment prevention)
10 locations (Oct, Nov)

Whistle-blowing system

In fiscal 2019, a total of 8 cases were reported to the Aichi Steel Compliance Hotline, the company's whistle-blowing system.

We will continue taking corrective measures when necessary and inform the president of important matters for confirmation. We will also specify in the Code of Corporate Ethics how the system is operated and rules on the protection of whistle-blowers to ensure that whistle-blowers are protected. We will also continue promoting recognition and awareness of our whistle-blowing system among employees to further improve our internal ability to govern ourselves.

Changes in whistle-blowing cases

8 cases

Intellectual property protection

In fiscal 2019, there were no complaints or comments concerning intellectual property.

Number of our patent applications in fiscal 2019

  Japan Overseas
Number of applications 39 23

Fair transactions with suppliers

We periodically hold Business Regulations, Procurement Edition seminars to improve compliance with the Subcontracting Act, which is closely connected to our procurement transactions, and to avoid breaches of the act that is easy to fall foul of.