Promotion of Compliance
Compliance Digest booklet
Dentsu aims to promote thorough awareness of compliance issues in employees. That is achieved through the development of regulations and manuals by departments responsible for compliance, the implementation of various training programs, and other measures.
The Compliance Line was established as the designated contact point to receive reports on legal violations within the Company. The Compliance Line has an in-house contact point as well as an external contact point where calls are handled by a law office. Operational and information management structures are in place to ensure that those seeking consultation or reporting violations are not penalized in any way. In fiscal 2015 (April-December) , a total of 15 reports and proposals (fiscal 2014: 10 cases, 2013: 13 cases, fiscal 2012: 21 cases) were made by Dentsu and Dentsu Group company employees and dealt with by the Company.
In order to prevent illicit behavior, the Dentsu Head Office held a Compliance Caravan and newly produced and showed an educational video to raise employees' awareness. Additionally, we set up a compliance website on the Company intranet and distributed the Compliance Digest booklet to all Group companies to promote understanding of the importance of compliance issues. The Company also holds compliance training every year for new and mid-career hires at Dentsu and Dentsu Group companies to foster compliance awareness.
* In fiscal 2012, Dentsu centralized contact points for harassment-related issues at the Harassment Counseling Section.
For information on the Harassment Counseling Section, please refer to Page 32.
Basic Policy on the Rejection of Antisocial Forces
Dentsu and all Dentsu Group companies established the 'Basic Policy on the Rejection of Organized Crime Groups and Other Antisocial Forces' articulating the determination of Dentsu and Dentsu Group companies to take a firm stand against antisocial forces. The Company also calls on business partners to take the same action.
Basic Policy on the Rejection of Boryokudan (organized crime groups) and Other Antisocial Forces
Dentsu and all Dentsu Group companies see it as the social responsibility of corporations to take a firm stand to sever relationships with and reject Boryokudan (organized crime groups) and other antisocial forces that threaten social order and safety. To this end, Dentsu has formulated and complies with the following 'Basic Policy on the Rejection of Boryokudan and Other Antisocial Forces'.
- We will sever any relationship with Boryokudan and other antisocial forces.
- We will resolutely oppose unwarranted demands from Boryokudan and other antisocial forces.
- We will not conduct transactions such as the provision of funds or favors to Boryokudan and other antisocial forces.
- We will take systematic and appropriate response to Boryokudan and other antisocial forces through the establishment of internal structures as well as through cooperation with police, the National Center for the Elimination of Boryokudan, attorneys and others.