Fair Operating Practices Prevention of Bribery and Corruption
Initiatives to Prevent Bribery and Corruption
Bribery and corruption in business not only hinder proper commercial transactions, they can also have harmful influences, such as serving as the source of funding for anti-social forces. Recently, regulations for bribery and corrupt practices are being reinforced in countries around the world.
The Group has established the "Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Group Global Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy," which applies to all of the Group companies, with the aim of further strengthening its approach toward prevention of bribery and corrupt practices.
The Group declared in the Policy that it will take a "zero-tolerance approach" to bribery and corrupt practices, and it promised that it will not perform any acts of bribery and corrupt practices. The Group also stated it will establish and operate an in-house system to eradicate bribery and corrupt practices.
Moreover, to further clarify the content of this policy, we formulated Corruption Prevention Guidelines in Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Thailand, and we are implementing appropriate responses in line with the laws, regulations, and business practices of each country.
In addition, as part of employee education, using e-learning tools, we took steps to deepen employees' understanding of internal guidelines on corruption that took effect in 2018.
Rejecting Antisocial Forces and Checking Suppliers for Antisocial Affiliations
In accordance with rules for the elimination of crime syndicates, the Group's basic policies regarding corporate extortionists, crime syndicates, and other antisocial forces are to not be afraid of them, to not provide any funds to them, and to shun all contact with them. In the face of unreasonable demands, the Group will respond with a resolute stance that is unyielding and uncompromising. Moreover, officers and employees, in accordance with the Group's business conduct guidelines, in all of their day-to-day business activities, consistently avoid relationships with antisocial forces, adhere strictly to relevant laws and ordinances, and act in accordance with social ethics. In addition, officers and employees cooperate closely with specialized external institutions, such as the police, etc.
In addition, in deciding whether to start transactions with new business partners, the Company checks in advance any possible affiliations with antisocial forces. In this way, the Company is working to exclude relationships with antisocial elements.