Sustainability

Compliance Promotion Structure

In order to ensure strict observance of laws, regulations, and corporate ethics within the Group, we have established the Compliance Committee, and under this we have established the Compliance Committee Secretariat Council to serve as the committee body that ensures the proper implementation of the Compliance Committee’s decisions.

Compliance Promotion Structure

Compliance Promotion Structure chart. The Compliance Committee was established directly under the president, and the Compliance Committee Secretariat Council has been set up as a committee body.

Establishment of the Global Compliance System

With the aim of building a group-wide foundation for an effective compliance scheme, the Group Compliance Department conducts education on compliance at each NGK base.

Basic Guidelines for NGK Group Compliance Activities

In April 2021, the Basic Guidelines for NGK Group Compliance Activities were formulated.
The idea of what constitutes good compliance activities continues to evolve worldwide amidst a changing social and legal landscape, and the NGK Group requires mechanisms for objectively evaluating and verifying, as well as continually improving, its own activities in light of international norms.
It is also important that compliance-related activities as a whole be improved qualitatively by ensuring that compliance-related ideals and values be standardized not only in areas of legal compliance but also in areas such as safety, the environment, and quality.
Thus, it was in this context that the new Basic Guidelines for NGK Group Compliance Activities were created in order to codify in writing the NGK Group’s basic stance on, and approach to, compliance activities.
Starting this fiscal year, related business groups and divisions will work together to qualitatively improve, in line with these Guidelines, compliance activities with regard to safety, the environment, quality, exports, competition laws, etc., so that they are more effective.

Mission Achievement-focused Initiatives of Fiscal 2020

  • Formulation of Basic Guidelines for NGK Group Compliance Activities
  • Compliance education (NGK and Group companies in and outside Japan)
  • Adapting to global laws and regulations (competition laws, anti-bribery laws, etc.)
  • Operation and maintenance of a whistleblowing system
  • Quality compliance system operational support