Murata has established a Compliance Promotion Committee, a subordinate body of the CSR Management Committee. We are deliberating on, and making decisions regarding, the basic direction for revisions to the Corporate Ethics Policy and Code of Conduct, and the draft and implementation of publicity activities.
We have also appointed Compliance Promotion Leaders in each division in order to ensure that all of our employees are aware of our Corporate Ethics Policy and Code of Conduct. The Compliance Promotion Leaders take e-learning courses to gain knowledge that they pass on to other employees at compliance promotion meetings held in each department.
Murata has established an internal hotline to take whistle-blowing reports and consultations if an officer or employee of Murata and the Murata Group discovers an act within Murata or the Murata Group that violates or could violate the Corporate Ethics Policy and Code of Conduct.
When a whistle-blowing report or consultation about compliance is received by the internal or outside hotline, the Compliance Promotion Committee, the chairperson of the committee, and the secretariat of the committee lead the response. Coordinating with relevant departments as necessary, they check and investigate as far as possible all the facts and the relevant laws and regulations. On that basis, the existence or nonexistence of a compliance violation is recognized and response measures such as recommendations for correction are taken as necessary.
When reports are received under a real name, feedback on the progress and results of checking and investigation is given appropriately while taking care to ensure the whistle blower does not unjustly face negative consequences as a result of blowing the whistle.
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