The Oji Group operates the Business Ethics Helpline as a system for maintaining and monitoring compliance awareness.
All employees are obliged to report to their superiors whenever they suspect a compliance violation (not only a legal violation but also a violation of the Oji Group Corporate Code of Conduct or the Oji Group Behavior Standard). In addition, we have established contact offices of whistleblowing internally (in the Oji Holdings Corporate Compliance Department) and externally (external lawyer) and strive to ensure the early discovery and correction of human rights abuses such as harassment and discrimination, corrupt practices including bribery, and other misconduct.
For whistleblowers, we keep information about them strictly confidential and prohibit disadvantageous treatment of them, such as retaliation, by reason of whistleblowing. We also accept anonymous whistleblowing. The system is described in the booklet of the Oji Group Corporate Code of Conduct and the Oji Group Behavior Standard, which is distributed to all employees, as well as on the intranet. In addition, it is also informed via the monthly Compliance News.
We accept whistleblowing from external parties via the Compliance Section under the Inquiry about Corporate Information of our official website. The Corporate Compliance Department handles individual cases of compliance violations by officers and employees of the Oji Group. Same as for employees, we accept anonymous whistleblowing also for external parties and keep information strictly confidential.