Why it is Important
Corporate scandals occur due to a lack of governance, and their impact on society is increasing. In June 2015, Japanʼs Corporate Governance Code went into effect, calling on companies to take governance into consideration in non-financial areas as well as on the financial front.
In addition to strengthening governance and internal controls, Sysmex is being called upon to buttress its risk management and compliance structures to enhance our management foundations. Sysmex believes these initiatives will help reduce business risks, ensure stakeholder trust, and are an important management issue connected to enhancing medium- to long-term corporate value.
Sysmex has established an Audit and Supervisory Committee and is strengthening the supervisory function of external members of the Managing Board, as well as enhancing the Managing Boardʼs effectiveness and reinforcing governance in other ways. In line with these changes, we are putting in place systems to fortify Group-wide risk management functions, and have established a Compliance Committee and an internal reporting system as initiatives to strengthen our base with a view to sustainable growth.
We will continue aiming to maximize the overall corporate value of the Group through management robustness, better transparency and improved management speed and efficiency.