Sysmex established the Internal Control Committee to supervise risk management for the Group as a whole and promotes all risk management activities, including strategic risks. The committee is chaired by the CEO, and its members include relevant executive officers and Audit and Supervisory Committee members (excluding outside members of the Managing Board). Outside members of the Managing Board serve as observers.
By regularly assessing risks involved in such items as those related to fair trade, compliance including corruption and business ethics, human resources, occupational health and safety, the environment, and accounting and finance that encompass tax payments, the Committee identifies risks significantly affecting the Group’s operations and takes necessary countermeasures.
In addition, it monitors the status of risk management by relevant committees including the Compliance Committee as well as individual divisions and subsidiaries, and periodically reports to the Managing Board. When a risk that will have a major impact on the Group’s business arises, the Internal Control Committee also reports it to the Managing Board and discusses how to respond to the risk, following the PDCA cycle.