At Hitachi Construction Machinery, the Security Trade Control Department conducts audits once a year as a rule for head office and factory departments. The Security Trade Control Department conducts audits of domestic and overseas group companies and attends business audits conducted by the Audit Section as necessary to inspect whether management is conducted in accordance with the provided export control rules.
Also, the Export Control Committee Secretariats of domestic and overseas group companies conduct self-audits at group companies, and the Security Trade Control Department that receives the report provides feedback on the results.
In FY2021, as in the previous fiscal year, due to the Corona crisis, we conducted a remote interview on the information of audited items, checked the current status and the status of improvement for the stakeholders. In addition, audits targeting departments working at the head office and factories are conducted to strengthen management functions by conducting risk assessments of each department and conducting audits based on the results of the assessments.
In FY2022, after confirming the risk assessment, we will continue internal unit audits based on the internal audit implementation standards. In addition, by systematically conducting audits of domestic and overseas group companies according to risk based on operational standards and risk assessments in cooperation with the Audit Section, we prevent accidents in export control and realize appropriate transactional control and supervision.