Based on its awareness that compliance is a priority issue for all business activities, the Morinaga Group formulated the “Morinaga Code of Conduct/Standards of Conduct” in FY2002/3. In FY2009/3, it was revised to the “Morinaga Group Code of Conduct/Standards of Conduct” to ensure that the Group can share a common compliance management system.
Furthermore, we set up the Compliance Committee to establish and promote the compliance management. As a way to report compliance violations and seek consultation about compliance issues, we have established a helpline system. Under the system, we set up three points of contact for consultation—within the Company, labor union, and an external lawyer’s office—to prevent compliance violations from occurring.
With the aim of embedding a compliance culture into the organization, we display the Morinaga Group Code of Conduct/Standards of Behavior on panels in each office, and distribute booklets and cards to all employees.
In order to increase compliance awareness, we provide compliance training not only as part of training sessions by job class, including those for new recruits and newly appointed managers, but at such locations as the headquarters and individual offices.
In addition, we conduct an annual compliance questionnaire that covers all employees working at a domestic member company of the Group, and use it to identify the Group’s level of compliance and take appropriate measures in the future.
In FY2020/3, the secretariat of the Compliance Committee held the following compliance training sessions:
In addition to the above, respective branches, factories and other business offices, and affiliated companies provide their own compliance training.
Here we introduce Morinaga’s emphasis on product quality and the technology supporting this.
Here we introduce the latest research regarding the functionality of food ingredients.
Information on our approach to sustainability and on related initiatives are available here.