The Bandai Namco Group recognizes that, regardless of country or region, complying with the letter and spirit of all laws, fulfilling social responsibilities, pursuing profits in fair and unrestricted competition, and contributing broadly to society through corporate activities are universal and important missions imposed on companies that build relationships of trust with society and fulfill the role of driving progress toward the realization of a sustainable society.
Based on this belief, we have formulated the “Bandai Namco Group Declaration of Compliance 424KB” which is the code of conduct that all the Directors, Audit & Supervisory Board Members and employees should comply with when executing their businesses, and we have declared that we will work to comply with and implement the content of the Declaration.
To ensure that all the Group directors, Audit & Supervisory Board members, and other employees are rigorously informed about the “Bandai Namco Group Compliance Charter,” the Group distributes posters that state the charter which are intended for display in-house and distributes the “Bandai Namco Group Compliance Handbook” to the Group directors, Audit & Supervisory Board members, and other employees.
Further, the Group conducts a compliance awareness survey of Group directors, Audit & Supervisory Board members, and other employees, and holds five e-training sessions. In this way, the Group is working to raise awareness of compliance and further strengthen its compliance system.
Recognizing the importance of risk management in sustaining healthy business activities, the Bandai Namco Group has stipulated the Group Risk Compliance Rules to provide action guidelines that every director, Audit and Supervisory Board member and employee should follow in the event of a crisis. The Group Risk Compliance Committee chaired by the Bandai Namco Holdings president was also established to assess and prevent risks and maintain a readiness to quickly respond to any crisis that should occur.
In the event that any regulatory violation is found at a Group company, its compliance committee will inform the Group Risk Compliance Committee in accordance with the Group Risk Compliance Rules. We will continue working to enhance our risk management capabilities so we can accurately assess trends in society and respond to various risks associated with corporate management quickly and appropriately.
Bandai Namco Group companies maintain a whistleblower system under their own internal rules. The rules require employees to consult with their supervisor or notify the president, a corporate lawyer, an internal contact person, or a corporate auditor via the whistleblower system (hotline) when they discover any regulatory violation, etc. In accordance with the Whistleblower Protection Act and other relevant regulations, the whistleblower system ensures that whistleblowers will not be treated disadvantageously due to reporting misconduct. In the event that a regulatory violation has been verified through the whistleblower system, the relevant Group company will take appropriate action in accordance with its compliance rules.