Communication is Fundamental
Communication is also fundamental for ensuring thorough compliance. I believe that in an organization that achieves smooth communication vertically and horizontally, compliance violations do not occur. If, by chance, a violation should occur, proper communication ensures that top management is promptly informed and appropriate steps for resolution are quickly taken. To achieve smooth communication, it is important that leaders personally communicate policies and strategies with members, gain members' understanding, listen to their input, and reflect that input in strategies of the organization. Continually implementing these steps leads to an organization with a positive atmosphere. To that end, daily awareness is important, as is keeping up constant communication, and it starts with a daily greeting every morning.
I believe that a good company is one in which every employee can work actively and energetically. I have high expectations that all NEC employees will be able to work in this way under a sound governance system.
Implement Compliance Management and Expand Business
It is not necessarily easy to share this level of debate and spread these results across all of the companies in a large, consolidated Group with some 100,000 employees. In order to do so, efforts are moving forward in NEC' s Internal Control system to build out a framework to communicate messages inside the Group, offer training, ensure the availability of reporting systems when trouble occurs, and to quickly discover and work to prevent compliance-related issues.
In order to achieve the targets of the Mid-term Management Plan 2018 announced in April 2016, growing international sales will be essential. International business is accompanied by risks from competition laws, bribery, corruption and other issues of which we must be especially vigilant under foreign laws and regulations.
From this perspective, and from an outside perspective, I will continue to do my utmost so that NEC can appropriately manage and avoid risks, fulfill compliance responsibilities, and achieve business growth.
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member (KANSAYAKU)