Compliance

Basic policy

We aim to be a trusted company through the protection of human rights and compliance with laws and regulations, and by respecting public decency. To enhance the overall compliance of our Group, the CSR Committee—headed by the President–sets and reviews compliance policies on a regular basis.

Compliance guidelines

Based on our internal rules and the Aichi Steel Group Action Guidelines, we strive to improve our compliance with laws and regulations as well as our social common sense. To enhance employee awareness of compliance, various workshops and training sessions are held at every opportunity, using compliance manuals, the Aichi Steel Group Action Guidelines and the 1S Guidebook.

Compliance promotion system

Compliance education program

To enhance the compliance awareness of employees, we provide education on compliance to all employees. Compliance education is also covered in the Action Guidelines workshop held for those promoted to each new job ladder. Moreover, we issue "Legal Affairs News" to deliver information about compliance issues closely related to our daily lives, which enables employees to check such information on our intranet.

Aichi Steel, to eliminate misconduct and illicit activity, conducts compliance training for all engineering-level employees at all factories and work locations, utilizing morning assemblies and lunch meetings. We will actively and continuously promote compliance activities to further ensure employees' compliance and prevent the occurrence of compliance deviations.

Stratified training 272 participants
CSR lecture October
1S workshop 3 times (April, July, October)
Compliance workshop
for directors
3 times (July, October,December)
Case studies of
corporate misconduct
3 times (July, October,December)

Whistle-blowing system

In fiscal 2015, a total of 12 cases were reported to the Aichi Steel Group Compliance Hotline, the company's whistle-blowing system.

We will continue promoting recognition and awareness of our whistle-blowing system to further improve our internal ability to govern ourselves. Necessary measures will be taken for improper actions reported, and the president will be informed to the president for confirmation while said measures are carried out. We will also lay out how the system is operated and protection of whistle-blowers to ensure whistle-blowers are protected.

Fiscal year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of calls 6 3 6 6 12

Promotion of CSR activities throughout the supply chain

As part of efforts to support our suppliers' compliance activities, we have developed a CSR program for our supply chain.

In fiscal 2015, CSR seminars for suppliers were held (in May, October) to raise their awareness of our compliance. We will make continuous efforts to promote CSR throughout our supply chain.

Compliance promotion activities

Aichi Steel, to eliminate misconduct and illicit activity, conducts compliance training for all engineering-level employees at all factories and work locations, utilizing morning assemblies and lunch meetings.

We will actively and continuously promote compliance activities to further ensure employees' compliance and prevent the occurrence of compliance deviations.

Intellectual property protection

In fiscal 2015, there were no complaints or comments concerning intellectual property.

Number of applications

  Japan Overseas
Number of our patent applications in fiscal 2015 31 6