The Mitsubishi Electric Group regards "ethics and compliance" as the foundation of corporate management, and issues the following message to all employees as part of its efforts to establish even stronger relationships of trust with society, customers, and stakeholders.
The operating environment continues to undergo dramatic changes. What must continue regardless of how the times may change is respect for corporate ethics and compliance.
Mitsubishi Electric Group formulated "the Mitsubishi Electric Group Corporate Ethics and Compliance Statement" as our basic guideline for compliance, pledging to society that "We will never establish a target, nor make a commitment, that could only be achieved with conduct that would violate applicable laws or business ethics or practices."
Looking toward the upcoming 100th anniversary of our foundation and even the next 100-year milestone, in order to continue to be a corporate group which earns the confidence of society and our customer, I request each and every one of you to be aware again that adherence to ethics and compliance forms the basis for the company to remain in business.
And you must always remember that each and every one of you has a responsibility to ensure that as a good corporate citizen we conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws and high ethical standards in all endeavors: you should have pride in our high level of business ethics.
President & CEO
With the Mitsubishi Electric Group Corporate Ethics and Compliance Statement formulated in 2001 as our basic guideline for compliance, the Mitsubishi Electric Group recognizes the importance of ethics and absolute compliance with legal requirements as a fundamental precondition for the Group's continued existence. Based on this awareness, we are attempting to perfect a compliance system which promotes compliance in the broadest sense, encompassing the perspective of corporate ethics, rather than merely focusing on following the letter of the law. At the same time, we are working to educate our employees in this area.
|Compliance with the Law||We will conduct ourselves always in compliance with applicable laws and with a high degree of sensitivity to changes in social ethics or local practices. We will never establish a target, nor make a commitment, that can only be achieved with conduct that would violate applicable laws or business ethics or practices.|
|Respect for Human Rights||We will conduct ourselves always with a respect for human rights. We will not discriminate based on nationality, race, religion, gender. disability, or any other reason prohibited by applicable laws nor will we violate international laws providing protection for individual and human rights or any treaties providing such protection to which the country where any of our companies is located is a party.|
|Contributing to Society||Concurrently with the pursuit of a reasonable profit, we will conduct ourselves always with an awareness of our corporate social responsibility in order to further the progress of society as a whole.|
|Collaboration and Harmonization with the Community||As a good corporate citizen and neighbor, we will support civic and charitable organizations and activities in the communities where we reside or work that in our view contribute to community development.|
|Consideration of Environmental Issues||As part of our goal to achieve a recycling-oriented society, we will pay attention to and respect the global environment in every aspect of our business.|
|Awareness of Personal Integrity||We will conduct ourselves with the highest integrity, making a proper distinction between public and private matters, and we will use company resources-including money, time, and information-for legitimate business purposes. We will use company computers and various networks and online services. including e-mail and Internet access, primarily for company business.|
Mitsubishi Electric Group Conduct Guidelines is a uniform code of conduct in which laws and regulations and social norms to be complied with and respected by each employee of Mitsubishi Electric Group in executing company business and performing his/her duties are put together and summarized, and is intended to serve as guidelines for our day-to-day conduct.
These Guidelines were first established in 1990, and became what they are now through multiple revisions based on revisions of relevant laws and regulations, changes to people's perceptions of social norms and other relevant factors. The version presented here is the most recent revision, published in April 2017.
In addition to the Japanese language, the Code of Conduct is published in English, Chinese, and Thai, and offers identical content for each country and region in which we operate, presenting norms to which every Mitsubishi Electric Group employee should conform.