The top management of the Mitsubishi Electric Group, including the President, takes every opportunity to directly address officers and employees on the subject of compliance in a diverse range of situations, ensuring that an awareness of our stance on compliance takes root throughout our organization.
To raise awareness even further, we also display posters of our compliance motto "Always Act with Integrity" in our workplaces and distribute cards printed with the compliance motto to each of our employees.
We distribute the "Mitsubishi Electric Group Code of Conduct" to all Mitsubishi Electric Group officers and employees, including overseas officers and employees. Through disseminating the "Mitsubishi Electric Group Code of Conduct Global Handbook," which explains the contents of Code of Conduct with Q&A and introduction for actual cases and holding workshops and read-through sessions in each workplace, our aim is for all officers and employees to internalize the Code of Conduct.
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 2021 , as many as 126,049 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). Overseas as well, about 7,000 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 2021, though many workshops were forced to be canceled or postponed due to the influence of COVID-19, Mitsubishi Electric's Corporate Legal & Compliance Division aggressively conducted online workshops and conducted 113 compliance-related workshops within the Group, in which a cumulative total of 8,134 people participated.