In order to maintain our compliance system and make our actions thoroughly based on corporate ethics and observance of the law, Nippon Soda established a compliance committee in 2003. The committee is a body under the direct control of the company president and is comprised of committee members made from directors and compliance contact personnel assigned to each department, branch office, place of business and group company.

Under the committee’s leadership, compliance items decided in the Nippon Soda group code of conduct in order to execute robust corporate activities throughout the group are circulated to executives and all employees of NIPPON SODA and consolidated target companies. We continuously conduct training and are instilling a mentality of observance of the law. Furthermore, we also established a window for direct consultations with legal advisors, compliance committee members and Audit & Supervisory Board Members regarding violations by group employees.