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Fujikura Group CSR Integrated Report 2015
[ISO 26000 Core Subject] Organizational Governance

Compliance

The Fujikura Group is working to implement the Corporate Philosophy MVCV (Mission, Vision and Core Value) to be a corporate group that is appreciated by customers and highly evaluated by society. To ensure compliance, the Group established the Fujikura Code of Conduct on October 1, 2002. In line with this Code and other in-house rules, as well as with laws, regulations, norms, and rules enforced in Japan and abroad, all directors and employees of the Group are striving to make the Group a corporate entity that is trusted and needed by society, giving first priority to compliance, occupational health and safety, the environment, and ties with local communities.

International trends and our measures

Compliance-related international initiatives include conventions, norms, and various other measures. The Fujikura Group CSR Committee is working to ensure compliance, including preventing corruption, in reference to the following international guidelines.

[Compliance-related international guidelines]

  • United Nations Convention against Corruption (Oct. 2003)
  • OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials (May 1997)
  • United Nations Global Compact (Principle Ten: Anti-Corruption) (Jun. 2004)
  • ISO 26000 international standard on social responsibility (Core Subject: Fair Operating Practices) (Nov. 2010)
  • International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) International Integrated Reporting Framework 1.0 (4D Risks and opportunities) (Dec. 2013)
  • G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (Society: SO3 corruption-related risks and others) (May 2013)
  • EICC Code of Conduct Version 5.0 (Section D on business ethics) (Nov. 2014)

etc.

Compliance with the Antimonopoly Act

At the meeting of the Board of Directors held on September 28, 2009, participants passed a resolution on the Fujikura Antimonopoly Act Compliance Program with a view to ensuring compliance with the law through the announcement by the President of the company's commitment to compliance and also through the provision of relevant instructions to all directors and employees as well as through the enhancement of our in-house compliance system. Under this program, we are formulating rules on contacts with competitors, educating all our sales staff on the Antimonopoly Act, and implementing other measures to improve our in-house compliance system.

[Measures taken]

  • The Board of Directors resolved never to take part in cartels in the future. (Mar. 2009)
  • Established the Fujikura Antimonopoly Act Compliance Program (Sept. 2009)
  • Prohibited related departments from conducting any activities that might violate the law (Dec. 2009)
  • Launched e-learning education, which is provided at least once a year (Feb. 2010)
  • Established a whistleblower system
  • Regularly provide education and training on antimonopoly- and competition-related laws and regulations

Major initiatives

■At the Group's management meeting, the president made a speech on commitment to compliance with a view to raising compliance awareness of individual participants.

■Major initiatives implemented at Fujikura Ltd.

  • The company provided all employees with e-learning training on compliance (3,140 hours in total), in which a total of 2,866 employees participated.
  • It also provided education on antimonopoly- and competition-related laws as part of stratified training.
  • The director in charge of compliance delivered a message to all employees to communicate the importance of ensuring compliance.

■Major initiatives implemented at Group companies

  • The Code of Conduct was read aloud at regular meetings to increase members' awareness of it.
  • A leaflet of the Code of Conduct was made and the copies were distributed to all members.
  • Compliance audits were carried out on a regular basis.

Export control

Basic Policy of the Fujikura Group for Export Control

Basic Policy of the Fujikura Group for Export Control

  • We make it the basic policy of the Fujikura Group companies not to participate in transactions with a possibility of undermining maintenance of international peace and safety.
  • We comply with the laws relating to the export control which are applicable in the country or area where the group companies each does business activities.
  • In order to comply with the above-mentioned basic policy and laws, the group companies each will establish its system and rule for export control.

Our intiatives

On the international front, security problems such as nuclear and missile issues in Iran and North Korea, and the terrorist activity in the Middle East, Africa, etc. are emerging as serious international concerns. Japan is a major exporter of high-tech products and technologies on a par with the United States. When Japanese companies export their products for consumer use overseas, they need to ensure that none of these products will be used to create nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, missiles to transport these weapons, or other weapons of mass destruction, in order to preserve international peace and safety.

The Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act of Japan regulates the export of not only weapons but also consumer products and technologies that could be used for military purposes, with a view to maintaining international peace and security. The Act also requires exporters to meet the export criteria set by the Japanese government.

In order to maintain peace, order and security of the international community in the progress of globalization, companies are thus strongly required to strictly control the export and provision of their products and technologies that could be used for military purposes.

Fujikura has set the in-house export control rules, based on which it makes necessary judgment on products to be exported and technologies to be provided*, checks its dealings with customers, notifies employees of any revisions to the related laws and regulations, provides them with training on export control, and also carries out internal audits for export control. Under this system, we promote voluntary export control and ensure legal compliance.

For export control, we make necessary judgments about our products and confirm their intended usage with the users. We also pay due attention to the shipment of equipment to the plants of overseas Group companies to ensure that no export-regulated items are included in the shipment. We obtain export permits for the equipment as necessary.

Security Export Administrative Division conducted workshops and e-learning training for employees. We also dispatched personnel to Group companies in Japan and abroad to raise their employees' awareness of export control and give relevant instructions, thereby promoting compliance awareness across the Group.

*Specifically, judgments are made on whether the goods to be exported and technologies (including programs) to be provided are subject to export regulation or not.

■239 people attended an export control seminar, and 1,325 people attended e-learning

Export control

Export control

Export control

The Fujikura Group Anti-Corruption Policy

The Fujikura Group Anti-Corruption Policy was approoved by the Boad of Directors and the Managing Directors Meeting and was established on April.1.2014. The Fujikura Group disseminates information on this policy in the group.

Related policy and guideline for activites

  • The United Nations Global Compact
  • The Fujikura Group CSR Basic Principles
  • The Fujikura Group Activity Guidelines
  • The conduct code decided in each company

Major initiatives

■The Fujikura Group declared that it would comply with anti-bribery laws and regulations enforced in the countries and regions where the Group conducts business. We also established the Fujikura Group Anti-Corruption Policy in April 2014.

■Fujikura Ltd. provided employees with e-learning on anti-corruption in December 2014.
Number of participants: 1,893

■The director in charge of compliance dispatched a message to all employees to communicate the importance of ensuring compliance.

■We also fostered the exchange of memorandums on anti-corruption with our official distributors and other parties.

Measures for the United Nations Global Compact

Following a decision made by its CSR Committee (Management Committee) in July 2013, Fujikura Ltd. announced its support for the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), which outlines the universal and international principles on human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. Subsequently, on September 3, 2013, the company became a signatory to the Global Compact and also joined the Global Compact Network Japan (GC-NJ). The UNGC, which is based on 10 principles, provides a global framework for companies and other organizations to act as good corporate citizens for the creation of a sustainable society by displaying leadership in a responsible manner. Under this framework, Fujikura carried out associated activities in FY2014.

Awareness-raising activities conducted by the Fujikura Group

(1) Activity by the CSR Committee

The CSR Committee is also working to raise employees' awareness of the United Nations Global Compact.

[Examples]

  • Educational seminars for new employees
  • Briefings on the initiative for employees of Fujikura and other Group companies
  • Biannual awareness-raising campaigns (in September)
  • Biannual dispatch of information to employees through the intranet
  • Participation in the Public Forum of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai City from March 14 to 18, 2015, which fostered cooperation with the United Nations toward the establishment of an international framework beyond national and regional boundaries.

Educational seminars for new employees

Educational seminars for new employees

Campaign poster

Campaign poster

(2) Activity by the procurement department

In the partners' meetings held by the procurement department with suppliers, participants were briefed on the UNGC and Fujikura's support to the initiative.