The Compliance Committee leads the initiatives for identifying risks and implementing concrete risk control measures that are appropriate for different types of risk, and ensuring operations comply with laws and regulations, etc. by conducting compliance training for all employees across the Group.
Initiatives for Compliance
Daio Paper has established a compliance framework whereby the Compliance Committee implements unified management of risk control measures and deliberates and makes decisions on risk control measures that are appropriate for different levels of risk, with the objectives of strengthening and maintaining risk management and compliance. The Compliance Committee, which deliberates on the risk management framework of the Daio Paper Group, is chaired by the Director in charge of Compliance, and comprises nine members: all three Outside Directors and six officers and employees of Daio Paper. The Compliance Committee has eight subordinate organizations. These subcommittees discuss, make decisions on and promote the implementation of concrete risk control measures that are appropriate for different types of risk, thus establishing a highly effective risk management structure.
Organization Chart of the Compliance Framework
Implementation of a Whistle-Blowing System (Corporate Ethics Hotline)
The Daio Paper Group has established the Corporate Ethics Hotline, a point of contact for whistle-blowing. In addition, to promote the use of the whistle-blowing system, we established enforcement rules that obligate whistle-blowing when employees become aware of unlawful acts and situations, ensure the confidentiality of whistle-blowers, and protect whistle-blowers from disadvantageous treatment, and informed all employees across the Group of these rules. The point of contact for whistle-blowing is the Auditors’ Office (internal contact), whose staff assist Audit & Supervisory Board Members, and an outside lawyer (outside contact). This framework makes it easier for an employee to report illegal and other misconduct concerning top-level executives and administrative departments. With regard to the cases that are reported, the Audit & Supervisory Board Members will lead the investigation of the reported issues, and request the relevant departments to take necessary corrective measures.