The OKI Group has established the Compliance Committee (with the Chief Compliance Officer as Committee Chairman) in accordance with the top management's Compliance Commitment thereby striving to ensure rigorous compliance. The Committee regularly monitors the management progress of the common risks identified by the Risk Management Committee. The Committee also deliberates and decides on compliance training plans and oversees their implementation. Moreover, we implement fixed-point observations on conduct and awareness relating to compliance of executives and employees, and to make the most of such measures, we implement compliance awareness surveys on an ongoing basis.
In order to discover and rectify improper activities at an early stage, we have established consultation and reporting channels (in-house contact point, Group-wide contact point, and external contact point) to enable anonymous reports, as well as reports to outside directors and Audit & Supervisory Board members at every Group company, and stipulated whistle-blowing regulations such as those about the protection of whistle-blowers. In fiscal year 2019, 42 reports and consultations were received at the OKI Group in Japan.
The OKI Group has appointed compliance managers and promoters (around 360 in total) who play a key role promoting compliance in the workplace at each company and division in Japan. We also hold regular training sessions for these compliance managers and promoters. In 2017, the Japan Fair Trade Commission issued OKI with a cease-and-desist order and surcharge payment order in accordance with the Anti- Monopoly Act. To ensure this never happens again, we have continued to conduct antitrust-related training, centering on our marketing and sales section.
We provide e-learning to all Group employees in Japan on topics related to personal information protection, information security, and common risks. We also have tools in place to ensure that the content of the training is widely disseminated. These include regular reports of case studies on compliance issued via our intranet and internal newsletters.
In fiscal year 2018, we started a unified e-learning compliance training program for some overseas Group companies, and we added subsidiaries in China and India to the program in fiscal year 2019.
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