[Priority issue 1] Raise Compliance Awareness and Ensure Risk Management
Note: The article on this page is taken from Sustainability Report 2015.
Charter for Corporate Behavior and Code of Conduct
The Fujifilm Group interprets compliance as “more than simply not breaking the law and acting correctly in the light of common sense and ethics.” We believe that we achieve compliance by responding flexibly with a keen sensibility to the needs of society. A lack of awareness of compliance often leads to increased risk. Consequently, compliance and risk represent two sides of the same coin. A dedicated department in each operating company of the Fujifilm Group manages risks in a comprehensive and integrated manner, recognizing that promoting compliance and managing the risks associated with business operations is a single continuum. We steadfastly advance compliance and risk-management activities across the Group, with our two operating companies, Fujifilm and Fuji Xerox, overseeing their respective affiliates in Japan and overseas.
The Fujifilm Group ensures compliance with laws and regulations, including those related to respect for basic human rights, which is the most fundamental compliance item, as well as for occupational health, the basis for all business activities.
- Maintain 100% awareness of major risks and full-scale performance of awareness-raising schemes
- Ensure offering health promotion opportunities to employees
- Be aware of risk of human right issues across the Fujifilm Group
Overseas safety risk management reinforced by sharing public security information via communication networks
Along with the Fujifilm Group’s global business expansion, more and more employees are making overseas business trips or be dispatched to emerging countries in Asia, South America, Middle East, and Africa. At the same time, a number of terrorist incidents targeting Japanese people have also occurred, and now we are facing the serious issue of how we can secure the safety of our employees working overseas.
In order to reinforce safety risk management for overseas employees, we have clarified the roles of the Compliance and Risk Management Division, HR Division, and local subsidiaries in cases of emergency and their related communication routes. This allows us to act flexibly according to the type of incident. Based on public news, warnings from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and local consulates, we submit our own travel alerts for employees in advance. If any incident that may cause some risk occurs, we keep on track with local safety information and give a high priority to securing the safety of Japanese employees—who may have a relatively low sense of risk—in such areas.
Prior to appointment to overseas positions, we provide safety training to employees depending on the destination in order for them to learn the skills to “protect themselves through their own judgment,” as well as raising their safety awareness. We continue to reinforce employees’ response skills to emergencies by enhancing our action manuals and providing emergency drills.
Nishiazabu Medical Center opened for employees’ health enhancement and cancer screening
The decreasing productive population and increase in the costs of social security are becoming a social issue in Japan. Thus, maintaining and enhancing employees’ health are one of the most important issues for a corporation. The Fujifilm Group opened the Nishiazabu Medical Center in the Fujifilm Nishiazabu Headquarters in July 2014. The center is equipped with the company’s latest medical systems and equipment, including transnasal endoscopes, mammography equipment, and colonoscopes. Endoscopy can directly inspect the inside of the digestive system and take tissue samples if necessary. It is more accurate than an X-ray screening and is effective for the early identification of cancer in the stomach, esophagus, and colon. The transnasal endoscopes that Fujifilm has developed minimize the discomfort of examinees compared to oral endoscopy. The highest cause of death among the Japanese is cancer and it is very important to identify it in its early stage for effective treatment. The opening of this medical center offers an easy-to-access opportunity for employees who require endoscopic examinations, contributing to increasing the cancer discovery rate and early treatment. The center is equipped not only with endoscopic systems but also with our cutting-edge medical systems, and also functions as a show room.
Fujifilm’s latest medical systems are installed, including endoscopy systems, mammography equipment, and an ultrasound diagnosis system.