Compliance

Basic Stance

Guided by our corporate philosophy, the JGC Way, the JGC Group has positioned compliance as the cornerstone of management, based on two keywords in its list of shared values - Respect and Integrity. As a member of the international community, the JGC Group believes that compliance with the laws of Japan and all other countries where the Group operates, as well as fair and equitable business practices in accordance with corporate ethics, are essential to the pursuit of sustainable business development. Based on this belief, the Group has developed the JGC Group Code of Business Conduct. The code, which must be followed by all employees, contains key points to ensure that the JGC Group's corporate philosophy is implemented in practice.

Establishing the JGC Group Code of Business Conduct

Although the company formulated the Code of Business Conduct in 2002, since then the demands of society towards compliance efforts required of companies have become more diverse and in-depth. In April 2018, the JGC Group revised the previous Code of Business Conduct in response to these changes in social conditions , and established the new JGC Group Code of Business Conduct in order to make its contents more comprehensive and concrete.
This JGC Group Code of Business Conduct specifically indicates the standards for actions and decisions that we should follow, as we put our corporate philosophy, the JGC Way, into practice.

Group Compliance System

The JGC Group has established a group compliance system to ensure each company carries out its business based on high ethical standards. Compliance Executives appointed by each company president are consolidating compliance activities throughout the Group and contributing to make the activities more effective. Compliance Executives, together with Compliance Officers, evaluate the risks and implement measures fit for each company.
The JGC Group has also established Compliance Committee as a forum to share information and collaborate among group companies. We are aiming to achieve a sense of unity to the entire group through the Committee.

Group Compliance System

Measures to Prevent Bribery

JGC works to ensure fair business practices, in line with its basic policy of complying with all anti-bribery rules and regulations, such as provisions in Japan's Unfair Competition Prevention Law prohibiting the bribing of foreign public officials, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act 2010.The table below shows the JGC Group's regulations and programs related to preventing bribery, based on provisions in the JGC Group's corporate philosophy and Code of Business Conduct.

Compliance Training

To raise compliance awareness, the Group conducts a thematic and levelspecific compliance training program. Training in fiscal 2019 was focused on preventing corruption and responding to organized crime, and in-person training was held for relevant divisions and projects. E-learning on workplace harassment was also introduced, providing employees with opportunities to learn about harassment.

Number of Training Courses, Participants

(FY)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Number of courses 18 12 13 6 21
Number of participants 600 373 353 199 559*

* Excluding 3,228 E-Learning participants

Compliance Hotline

For prompt identification and prevention of compliance risks, the JGC Group Compliance Hotline was established as a resource that employees can use without hesitation to seek advice or report any concerns about actual or potential violations. Calls are answered by a third-party organization, which also enables anonymous consultation and reporting. This fiscal year, the hotline was supplemented by new internal window for the two main operating companies, JGC and JGC Japan, in consideration of the new group management structure adopted. These are direct lines to the respective compliance officers, which enables faster investigation and response. Offering several ways to seek advice and report suspicions provides a more convenient environment for employees to receive assistance. In addition to accepting reports from employees, we also accept reports of violation of corporate ethics from all suppliers working with group companies.

Number of Reports Received by Hotlines

(FY)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
5 12 18 28 47