"The SCREEN Group has established a CSR Charter / Code of Conduct that all group executives and employees should follow and includes principles of conduct based on our corporate philosophy. Based on the CSR Charter / Code of Conduct, the SCREEN Group will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as standards of ethics in all relevant countries,and will conduct business activities in a fair and sensible manner.
To this end, we have appointed a compliance officer in efforts to raise awareness of compliance and make it fully understood across the entire SCREEN Group. Our Legal & Compliance Department takes the lead in promoting abidance with international rules and each country’s laws and regulations and offering compliance education.
The CSR Committee, chaired by the HD Representative Director, President, Member of the Board is held quarterly, with members comprising Chief Sustainability Promotion Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, CSR officers and CSR department General Managers of the business operating and functional support companies. At meetings, members confirm and share information on the state of compliance efforts at each company."
"Through both classroom work and e-learning, newly graduated employees and mid-career hires receive education including compliance basics, job-level-specific classes,
specialist classes, and classes on SCREEN Group’s CSR Charter / Code of Conduct. Education also includes periodic classes on harassment prevention and on compliance with laws related to unfair competition, subcontracting, personal information protection, worker dispatching and insider trading."
We have established an Internal Reporting Hotline, a whistleblowing system that helps to prevent improprieties through the early detection of harassment and suspected violations of corporate ethics and corporate regulations. Our global whistleblowing system has hotlines in all SCREEN worldwide regions to accept inquiries from all Group employees, officers, and employees of supplier companies. There are also rules in place regarding anonymity and privacy protection, as well as for ensuring that no one will be given unfair treatment for having used the whistleblowing system. The Internal Reporting Hotline is operated by our Legal & Compliance Department. We have also established external hotlines operated by law firms and third-party agents.
Periodic in-house audits are conducted on our compliance with laws and corporate ethics and on the hotlines.
Security Export Control
The Security Export Control Department handles one of the key issues of the Group: ensuring total compliance with legislation on exporting products and components. The department obtains updates on the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act and other export control-related legislation, making this information available to executives and employees involved in export-related businesses. Furthermore, the department supports compliance with export control processes as defined by internal regulations, such as product classification and transaction screening. After the transition to the holding company structure, the Group’s four business operating companies were approved by the Director of Osaka Customs as “authorized exporters” under the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program. As the legal auditing department within the Group’s AEO system, the Security Export Control Department supports the four business operating companies’ activities aimed at maintaining their AEO status.
Preventing Anti-Competitive Behavior and Corruption
To prevent collusion, the formation of private monopolies and other behaviors that run counter to anti-monopoly and other competition legislation as well as both the giving and acceptance of hospitality or gifts for trade benefits, in addition to maintaining the CSR Charter, which espouses fair transactions, the Group formulates guidelines and provides training for the prevention of anti-competitive behaviors. We thereby ensure awareness among executives and employees. During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, no violations constituting anti-competitive behavior or anti-trust or monopolistic practices were observed.
Exclusion of Anti-Social Forces
The SCREEN Group will ban any relationships with anti-social forces, including organized crime groups, which pose a threat to public order and safety of society.We will stand firm against, and reject, unreasonable demands and requests of anti-social forces. Furthermore, we will not engage in any transactions or relationships of any kind with anti-social forces. We will also demand that our customers and business partners also eliminate any relationships with anti-social forces.
Providing Appropriate Product Information
Each departments involved in company, IR, Legal, and Intellectual Property, verify product and service information prior to its external release. In this way, we work to ensure fair and accurate information disclosure. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, there were no significant legal violations by any Group company in areas related to the provision of information about or labeling of products and services or marketing. Going forward, we intend to conduct thorough checks of each Group company to continue to prevent infractions.