The Code of Conduct of the Fujitsu General Way, which sets forth the specifics to be taken into account as the basis for compliance at the Fujitsu General Group, is posted on the company intranet and also disseminated through training programs for executives and employees.
The Fujitsu General Group Code of Conduct
- We respect human rights.
We respect each individual’s human rights and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, social status, family origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation, nor will we commit other violations of human rights. Such discrimination will not be tolerated.
We will make every endeavor to be fully aware of human rights issues and foster respect and equality for all.
- We comply with all laws and regulations.
We respect and comply with all applicable laws, treaties, government regulations and statutes, customs and social norms considered to be fair. Violating laws or regulations.
We also conform to socially accepted business practices, use common sense in our dealings, and are careful to check whether our commercial terms are in line with local requirements. Customs vary from country to country.
Therefore, in addition to understanding the laws and customs of our home territory, we also will become familiar with and respect the laws, customs and ethnicities of other territories in which we do business.
- We act with fairness in our business dealings.
We treat customers, business partners and competitors fairly and with respect.
We do not engage in practices which treat customers differently without justification.
We do not use our position to secure an unfair advantage in dealings with business partners.
We do not take advantage of competitors through unethical behavior or illegal means.
- We protect and respect intellectual property.
We are contributing to the establishment of a networked society by continuously creating new value and providing products and services on a global basis to meet customer needs.
We recognize that the knowledge and know-how held by each employee give us a competitive edge in our business activities.
We respect third-party intellectual property and utilize it only after having properly secured rights to its use.
- We maintain confidentiality.
We must have a proper understanding of the rules for handling different types of information and thoroughly comply with those rules.
In addition, we are conscious of the vital importance of data security in our daily work so as not to unintentionally leak confidential information or personal data.
- We do not use our position in our organization for personal gain.
We do not use our position, role, or corporate information, or act in any way contrary to our corporate obligations, to seek or gain benefits for ourselves, our relatives, our friends or other third parties.
We do not trade stocks or other securities using undisclosed "insider" information gathered from our organization or third parties.
Compliance training for employees
To raise awareness among employees, training is provided to division managers, who are responsible for risk management and internal control operations in the field. In FY2020, we also provided training, etc. ten times on important laws and regulations related to each division's operations, such as the Anti-Monopoly Act and the Subcontract Act (Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc. to Subcontractors), as well as on preventing harassment, information leakage, and bribery, as necessary. We also regularly send out e-mail newsletters to employees to raise awareness of compliance in general.
With regard to CSR training (excluding compliance), we held three e-learning training sessions.