Establishment of Compliance
For the Anritsu Group to maintain its ethical corporate stance, everyone working in the Group must be deeply aware of corporate social responsibility, comply with relevant laws and regulations in all their corporate activities, and behave in a manner that conforms to the demands of society.
The Anritsu Group’s Sustainability Policy defines various compliance initiatives, including respecting human rights and operating as a business with justice and ethics. We have also established the Anritsu Group Charter of Corporate Behavior, laying out principles of corporate behavior shared by the Anritsu Group, and the Anritsu Group Code of Conduct, a set of guiding principles for all employees to apply the charter in their daily work.
In addition, we have established the Anritsu Group Anti-Bribery Policy to ensure fair business practices. These policies clearly state that we will not only comply with the Anti-Monopoly Act, import and export laws, and other applicable laws but also prohibit any discrimination and harassment that may lead to human rights violations, as well as any behavior that may lead to corruption, such as excessive entertainment or gifts to or from customers or suppliers, money laundering, and relationships with antisocial forces.
For suppliers, the Anritsu Group Basic Rules for Procurement stipulate such matters as legal and regulatory compliance, consideration for human rights and labor, and the ethical conduct of business activities.
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Compliance promotion in the Anritsu Group is spearheaded by the Group CEO, who chairs the Corporate Strategy Meeting, under the supervision of the Board of Directors. The corporate Ethics Promotion Committee chaired by the executive officer in charge of compliance oversees promotes compliance with laws, regulations, and corporate ethics, including respect for human rights, fair sales and procurement activities, anti-corruption, and privacy protection. Representatives from Anritsu Group companies in Japan participates in it as members.
For Anritsu Group companies outside Japan, the Corporate Ethics Promotion Committee in Japan and its secretariat as well as the Legal Department in liaison with such legal compliance committees as security trade control, information security, and fair trade ensure compliance with ethics and laws, taking into account the law, culture, and custom of each country and region. The Internal Audit Department audits whether the compliance promotion system is functioning properly, and makes recommendations and requests for improvements as necessary.
Anritsu has also established an internal and external reporting and consultation service (helpline). It provides information on various laws and regulations, the Anritsu Group Code of Conduct (this is a guideline that all the employees must follow from a compliance perspective to prevent harassment; bribery; various other corruptions; money laundering and accounting irregularities, fair business and procurement activities, and protection of personal information), and other company policies, as well as consultation services for employees and other stakeholders. Anritsu has placed a system in place for employees to report to and seek advice from the helpline on any possible violation of the Code of Conduct, company policies, internal regulations, or laws and ordinances.