Corporate Compliance Efforts
Ensuring the Ongoing Integrity of the Sysmex Group
Structure to Ensure Corporate Compliance
Since 2003, Sysmex has taken measures to set up internal rules and raise employee awareness regarding corporate compliance.
Sysmex has also strengthened overall Group compliance by appointing the chairperson of the Compliance Committee to the position of Group Compliance Officer.
■Corporate Compliance Structure
Initiatives to Ensure Corporate Compliance
Sysmex has positioned employee education and awareness activities as a basic way of ensuring corporate compliance under the Global Compliance Code and has introduced corporate compliance programs into educational programs for new employees, as well as seminars for each rank, so that they can follow this code in their business practices. The Global Compliance Code defines the most important rules to be followed in our business operations. The code applies to all Group companies, and in addition to Japanese it has been translated into English and a number of other languages. Sysmex has also enriched educational tools, including a guidebook that supplements the Global Compliance Code with details about fair dealings and the prevention of bribery, insider trading, and discrimination and harassment, while encouraging well-planned and voluntary educational programs in each division and company.
Sysmex has set up points of contact for all employees to use for consultation about infractions of the Global Compliance Code or compliance-related problems, as well as for reporting. We have in place two lines: one internal, which is manned by people inside the Group, and one external, which is handled by an outside legal office. Employees can use either of these lines for consultations or reporting by e-mail, telephone or other means. Information received via these lines is handled anonymously, taking great care to prevent the person consulting or providing information from being identified.