Compliance

All employees at the Lintec Group are committed to disciplining themselves based on the corporate motto of "Sincerity and Creativity". "Compliance self-check sheet" and "compliance training materials" are published in the Lintec intranet. All employees use these materials for checking their conduct and conducting compliance learning activities in their departments.

Global Surveys on Human Rights and Labor Standards

The Lintec Group conducts a survey once a year to monitor working conditions and human rights. The survey covers a wide range of items, including legal compliance, elimination of discrimination, respect for human rights, prohibition of child labor, prohibition of forced labor, wages, working hours, dialogue and negotiation with employees, safe/healthy working environments, and human resource development.

As a result of the survey in February 2019, it was confirmed that all sites comply with local and regional laws and regulations, that the Lintec Group Compliance Guidelines are well understood by employees, and that Lintec employees work in a healthy and safe working environment where their fundamental human rights are respected.

We will continue this regular survey every year to understand our current conditions, and improve them.

Compliance with the Antitrust Law & Prevention of Corruption

The Lintec Group strives vigorously to ensure compliance with the antitrust law, creating appropriate manuals and distributing copies to employees at business divisions as well as providing relevant guidance to salespersons within legal training sessions, specifically referring to reported cases of violations concerning other companies involving cartel formation and resale price maintenance agreements. The Group also works to prevent bribery and corruption, incorporating the topic into the Compliance Guideline, a booklet distributed to employees to raise their compliance awareness.

Issuing Legal Newsletter

The Lintec Group issued Legal News (Vol.22-27) from April 2018 to March 2019 to provide legal information to employees.

  • Vol. 22 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Vol. 23 How will our work style change? Overview of the work style reform bill
  • Vol. 24 A good relationship with social media, such as LINE Information Security Rules of Lintec
  • Vol. 25 Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc. to Subcontractors (2)
  • Vol. 26 Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations
  • Vol. 27 Summary of news between April 2018 and March 2019

Following the issuance of Legal News Vol. 27, e-learning programs were provided via the intranet.

Additionally, training sessions aimed at improving employee's compliance awareness were organized for three groups. From April to December 2018, salespersons in their 10th or so year at the company attended legal training sessions, provided as part of theme-based programs. In January 2019, newly appointed section managers and first-year employees assigned to the Research Center received guidance (about one hour each) on "legal risks associated with Lintec" and "basics of contracts", respectively.

Awareness Raising with the Compliance Guidelines

Awareness Raising with the Compliance Guidelines

At the Lintec Group, we issue a code of conduct booklet, "Compliance Guidelines", to enhance each employee's compliance awareness. The Guidelines booklet has been translated into seven other languages to be distributed to employees of Group companies outside of Japan. It was revised in April 2017. Using the revised version, in fiscal 2018, the CSR study session was held in one Japanese location, and was attended by 99 employees.

Lintec Group Compliance Guidelines

Fostering Sense of Ethics

Fostering Sense of Ethics

Rinri Kawaraban, which started in fiscal 2006, is an intranet ethic news column featuring a short haiku-like poem with an additional explanation to familiarize employees with standards for ethics and conduct. The poems are compiled into a booklet, which is not only used internally but also introduced to suppliers and customers.

Volume 11 was issued under the theme of "Make corporate ethics easier to understand and practice" and introduced a new patrol dog mascot.