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Compliance

In order to realize the management philosophy of contributing to the health and well-being of people around the world, the Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group acts with high ethical standards and aims to be a corporate group that is trusted by society. Compliance in our group is defined as each officer and employee aiming to act ethically and meet the needs of society in good faith as they conduct their business activities.
We regard compliance to be the base of all of our corporate activities, and therefore have established appropriate rules and created an organizational structure that acts in compliance with all laws and ordinances, internal and external guidelines and rules, and social conventions. We also promote compliance by improving our understanding of important issues through surveys of compliance awareness.

Under the mid-term business plan that started from 2016, in order to leap forward to become a GSP, we are striving in good faith to meet the demands of society and to build and maintain healthy and favorable relationships with all stakeholders we reach through our business.

In January of 2016, we established the “Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group Compliance Policy” to define our legal and ethical responsibility concerning our relationship with society and employees, compliance with rules and regulations, respect for human rights, protection of the environment, and information management. This policy has been translated into English, Chinese, and the other languages of the countries in which our sites are located as we roll out this policy among all group members.

In October of 2016, we established "The Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group Code of Conduct", which defines concrete actions of the "Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group Compliance Policy".
This code has been translated into English, Chinese, and the other languages of the countries in which our sites are located. We roll out this code among all group members as rules each officer and employee must comply while conducting business activity.

Internal Reporting System

The Group has established an internal reporting contact in order to prevent, early detect, and correct acts against the “Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group Compliance Policy,” “The Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group Code of Conduct,” and acts that seriously detract the brand value of KHK group.

In order to improve the usability of the internal reporting system, we established an external contact and diversified reporting means (establishment of a counter of which a female staff member is in charge) in 2016.
In addition, we have introduced a mechanism by which a report about a board of director is to be directly notified to a company auditor and established a contact that allows direct reporting from an overseas subsidiary to the head office in Japan.
The internal reporting system is operated in accordance with the internal rules in which the protection of informants and those cooperating with the investigation is clearly prescribed.

In 2016, there were 30 cases of internal reporting in Japan.

Compliance Training

The group is committed to cultivating workers and fostering an organizational culture that allows making responses to changes in social norms.
As part of our efforts, we conduct a variety of educational programs such as group training and e-learning courses.

In 2016, we conducted such programs focusing on “human rights,” “prevention of corruption,” “information security,” “personal information protection,” “environment,” “dealing with a crisis.”

Furthermore, for the group executives, we adopted the group’s Management Philosophy, Core Values and the code of conduct for discussion at an executive officer study meeting, and held a corporate ethics lecture meeting on the topic of a dilemma between management and ethics.

In addition, we yearly participate in the “Awareness Survey of Human Rights and Compliance” implemented by the Kirin Group to conduct a survey for all of our domestic employees in the group, and utilize the results of the survey to improve the compliance system, rules and training.

Major training and survey conducted on FY 2016
(targets: Kyowa Hakko Kirin domestic group companies)

  • Internal reporting system*1
  • Prevention of corruption*1
  • Personal information protection
  • Promotion of smart work*2
  • In relation to human rights (LGBT, laws pertinent to persons with disabilities, etc.)
  • Environmental activities (revision of the ISO 14001 standard)
  • Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Code of Practice
  • Training on drug safety
  • Handling of obtained information concerning drug safety*3
  • Training on human rights and compliance
  • Survey on compliance and human rights awareness in the Kirin Group

*1 Conducted in the entire group, including overseas sites and subsidiaries

*2 Conducted in Kyowa Hakko Kirin

*3 Conducted in Kyowa Hakko Kirin and Kyowa Medical Promotion



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