In order to increase awareness of compliance throughout the Group, the HCM Group conducts various educational and training programs.
We provide e-learning education for Hitachi Construction Machinery and Hitachi Construction Machinery domestic and overseas group managers and above. The content is about the “Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Code of Conduct (1)” and “Hitachi Global Compliance Program (2)”, which touch on “anti-bribery” and “compliance with competition laws”. In fiscal 2019, the number of participants for the entire group was 3,993 for the tasks in (1) and 4,089 for the tasks in (2).
In FY2019, we also conducted “Compliance training” for approximately 10,000 regular employees (including temporary staff and contract employees). The content is based on the “Awareness Survey Results Report” and “2017 Compliance Survey Results”. (Until now, we have been implementing such a training for the top management (executive equivalent) in FY2017, and for the middle management (executive equivalent) in FY2018.)
In addition, in tandem with Hitachi Group-wide initiatives, we declared the month of October as “Corporate Ethics Month” with the goal of reinforcing compliance practices. In early October 2019, President Toshiaki Higashihara of Hitachi, Ltd. and President Kotaro Hirano of HCM released their messages to encourage employees to achieve a new level of compliance awareness in their duties.
In addition to these, in FY 2017, we newly issued the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Compliance Guidebook and distributed it to executives, employees, and temporary employees, including domestic group companies. We systematically explain the basic knowledge of compliance, its significance, and organizational functions, with the aim of disseminating the unwavering “Compliance Policy” to the entire Hitachi Construction Machinery Group.
In addition to the conventional English and Chinese editions, in fiscal 2019 we completed the issuance of Spanish, Portuguese, French and Malay editions and distributed them to domestic and overseas group companies. We plan to publish Indonesian and Thai versions in FY2020.