Corporate governance

Basic approach

Our basic approach is to focus on corporate governance as a key management issue as we conduct our business activities under our Management Philosophy to keep winning the trust of our shareholders and other stakeholders, build frameworks for making swift, decisive, and risk-conscious decisions, achieve sustained growth, and improve our corporate value over the medium and long term.

Our policies on corporate governance have been established and disclosed in our Corporate Governance Guidelines (in Japanese).

Corporate Governance Report (in Japanese)

For more information on our corporate governance, please refer to our Corporate Governance Report (in Japanese) filed with the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Corporate Governance System

Corporate Governance System

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of 11 persons including 5 Directors who are members of the Audit and Supervisory Committee.
The Board of Directors makes decisions on matters of importance for the management of the company, including corporate strategies, corporate planning, and other basic management policies, and supervises the execution of duties by each director. To improve the effectiveness of the Board of Directors' supervision of the overall management of the Group, updates are given on the status of business execution of the company and its subsidiaries, the operational status of compliance, internal controls, and risk management, and other important matters.

Managing executive officer system

Through appropriate delegation of business execution, our managing executive officer system allows the Board of Directors to focus on decision-making and supervision of material corporate matters.

Executive officer system

Our executive officer system has been adopted to achieve more efficient management and strengthen business execution.

Audit & Supervisory Committee

The Audit and Supervisory Committee is composed of 5 Directors who are members of the Audit and Supervisory Committee (out of whom 4 are external directors who are members of the Audit and Supervisory Committee), and is structured to strengthen the supervisory function of the Board of Directors.

Risk Management Committee

To prevent and respond to risks associated with our business activities, we have established a Risk Management Committee consisting of members selected from our company and affiliates and which holds regular meetings several times a year.

Compliance Committee

Our Compliance Committee, with our CSR Promotion Department as its secretariat, holds regular study sessions led by Compliance Action Committee members from various departments to maintain and improve compliance awareness.