The top management of the Mitsubishi Electric Group, including the President, takes every opportunity to directly address employees on the subject of compliance in a diverse range of situations, ensuring that an awareness of the importance of compliance and our stance on it takes root throughout our organization.
To raise awareness even further, we also display posters of the Mitsubishi Electric Group Corporate Ethics and Compliance Statement in our workplaces and distribute cards printed with the Statement to each of our employees.
We distribute the "Mitsubishi Electric Group Conduct Guidelines" to all Mitsubishi Electric Group employees, including overseas employees. Employees in Japan receive a booklet containing the conduct guidelines, which summarizes points that employees should be aware of in relation to compliance as they conduct their work duties.
Corporate Ethics and Compliance Statement Poster
The Mitsubishi Electric Group works to ensure that employees are aware of the Group's concept of compliance and of the laws that are essential to the conduct of our business activities, using a variety of tools including workshops, e-learning programs, the distribution of manuals, and screen displays when employees log in. In using these tools, we carefully consider and provide the optimum content for different businesses, job levels, job categories, and regions (overseas).
In addition to educational activities conducted independently by each of the Group's affiliated companies and business divisions, we also carry out Group-wide educational initiatives. Employees in all countries in which we operate take part in an educational program concerning the major relevant laws, respect for human rights, and the Group's concept of compliance, through e-learning programs, group lessons, distance learning or other such methods. In fiscal 2019, as many as 127,300 employees in Japan (employees of Mitsubishi Electric and affiliated companies in Japan) participated in such programs (100% participation in compliance-related e-learning programs by Mitsubishi Electric alone). Overseas as well, some 6,815 employees have taken part in compliance-related e-learning programs that have been uniformly implemented in the Southeast Asia and Oceania regions, for example.
In fiscal 2019, Mitsubishi Electric’s Corporate Legal & Compliance Division conducted 240 compliance-related workshops within the Group, in which a cumulative total of 9,071 people participated.