Rules on Enforcement of the Compliance System for the Action Guidelines for Taisei Personnel and the Taisei Group as a Whole
Article 1 (Purpose)
These Rules stipulate matters concerning improvements to compliance and related systems in order to ensure compliance with the Action Guidelines for Taisei Personnel and the Taisei Group as a Whole (hereinafter referred to as the “Action Guidelines”).
Article 2 (CSR Committee)
The Company has established the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee (hereinafter referred to as the “CSR Committee”) within the Board of Directors to act as a corporate organ which shall deliberate on amendments to, discuss basic measures for raising awareness of, and monitor compliance with the Action Guidelines.
Article 3 (Raising Awareness of the Action Guidelines)
- 1.The CSR Promotion Section shall promote training, guidance, and other activities necessary for raising awareness of the Action Guidelines.
- 2.Executives and managers shall be responsible for providing appropriate training, advice, and guidance to employees under their management in order to ensure that the latter comply with the Action Guidelines.
Article 4 (Auditing and Reporting)
The General Manager of the Auditing Department shall periodically audit the state of compliance with the Action Guidelines and report the results of the audit to the CSR Committee.
Article 5 (Corporate Ethics Helpline System)
- 1.If officers and employees (hereinafter referred to as “Taisei Personnel”) become aware or have reason to believe that they themselves or any other member of Taisei Personnel is in violation of the Action Guidelines (hereinafter referred to as “Violations”), they may report that fact to the desk established to receive such reports (hereinafter referred to as the “Report Desk”). The Report Desk shall be established pursuant to the separately provided regulations on the operation of a system in which the Company accepts both internal and external reports and requests for consultation concerning Violations by Taisei Personnel (such system being hereinafter referred to as the “Corporate Ethics Helpline System” and such bylaws being hereinafter referred to as “Operational Regulations”).
- 2.Taisei Personnel may consult the Report Desk if they are in doubt as to whether their own conduct or that of any other member of Taisei Personnel is in violation of the Action Guidelines.
- 3.The Company shall respond appropriately to any report as referred to in Paragraph 1 or any request for consultation as referred to in the preceding paragraph (hereinafter referred to as a “Report or Consultation Request”) in accordance with the Operational Bylaws.
- 4.If the Company receives a Report or Consultation Request, it shall keep in confidence the name of the person who has made the Report or Consultation Request, and shall not treat such person in a disadvantageous manner as a result of his or her having made such Report or Consultation Request.
Article 6 (Obligation to Report Conduct Which Materially Breaches the Law)
- 1.If Taisei Personnel become aware or have reason to believe that they themselves or any other member of Taisei Personnel has committed or may possibly commit an illegal act that may result in substantial damage to the Company (such as a debarment to tendering or suspension of Taisei's business), they shall report that fact to the Report Desk in the manner stipulated in Paragraph 1 of the preceding Article.
- 2.The Company shall appropriately handle reports set forth in the preceding paragraph pursuant to the Operational Bylaws.
Article 7 (Handling of Violations)
Should a member of Taisei Personnel commit an act that violates the Action Guidelines, the Company shall take disciplinary measures in accordance with the Company's rules, after strict and careful investigation of the relevant facts by the Board of Directors or the Executive Personnel Committee.
Article 8 (Amendment and Revocation of Rules)
Any amendment to or revocation of these Rules shall be made by a resolution of the Board of Directors.