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Corporate Ethics

Over the years, Obayashi has striven to earn and maintain the trust of its customers and the communities it serves by upholding its corporate philosophy. For this reason, we not only observe complete compliance with laws and regulations, but also initiate activities to inspire employees to raise their sensitivity to ethical issues and perform their corporate duties in good faith. With this series of measures, awareness of Corporate Ethics is taking root. The Group will continue to act on each initiative to ensure thorough implementation of compliance and create a sound corporate culture.

Corporate Ethics Promotion System

We have established a Corporate Ethics Program to ensure thorough adherence to corporate ethics and have developed and operates a structure to continually maintain and improve the level of corporate ethics. Through this program, we draw on the five "Action Commitments" prescribed by the Obayashi Pinciples to decide policies and standards for the establishment of corporate ethics, develop a structure to ensure adherence to corporate ethics, and conduct training and prepare and use manuals to establish corporate ethics.
We comply thoroughly with relevant laws and regulations by firmly implementing measures based on our Corporate Ethics Program and by periodically inspecting and reviewing the status of their implementation. In this way, we aim to become a corporation capable of continually maintaining and enhancing its high ethical standards.

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Conducting Corporate Ethics Committee

The Corporate Ethics Committee, chaired by the president, has been established based on the Corporate Ethics Program. It meets regularly to deliberate on important matters related to corporate ethics, including the establishment of basic compliance policies, and works to rigorously ensure compliance within the Company. In order to incorporate assessments from independent parties, the Committee's members include a corporate attorney, outside authority and the head of the employees' union.
Group companies have also established similar committees, and systems are in place for promoting corporate ethics.

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Use of the Internal Reporting System

An internal reporting system has been established for everyone involved in our operations (including employees, temporary employees, incoming transferred employees, part-time staffers, and so forth).
In addition to an internal contact, an outside law office is available as an external point of contact to make the system easier to utilize for whistleblowers and more effective in general. Whistleblowers can be anonymous and are thoroughly protected against prejudicial treatment. All reports of impropriety are followed promptly with a factfinding investigation and necessary actions.

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Corporate Ethics Training

In April of each year, workplace corporate ethics training is held for all employees. The in-depth training includes debate on specific cases of bribery, insider trading and the like with the goal of ensuring compliance with the relevant laws and regulations, and sensible conduct. In order to completely exclude antisocial forces, seminars are held for employees working at construction sites and other training courses are held in line with job duties.

Corporate Ethics Promotion Structure

Corporate Ethics Promotion Structure

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