OMRON’s compliance education system revolves around the enhancement of ethical sensibilities and legal knowledge
The OMRON Group provides education and training programs to its employees around the world. The programs are based on its CSR Practice Guidelines and aim to raise awareness of compliance among employees.
The CSR Practice Guidelines are distributed to all employees in Japan. Overseas as well, regional editions of the CSR Practice Guidelines for Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Greater China and Korea were prepared and then translated into 25 different languages, before being distributed to local employees.
In Japan, compliance awareness is typically included in rank-specific training programs covering new recruits to managerial-class employees.
Currently, the education system centers on two pillars: education for raising ethical sensibilities and legal education. Education for raising ethical sensibilities was made essential in OMRON Group companies in Japan as well, for new employees and newly appointed managers, while common e-learning materials for legal education were created for use across the Group.
Each October (designated “Corporate Ethics Month” at OMRON), OMRON carries out activities intended to strengthen compliance. As in the previous year, activities conducted in fiscal 2011 included a message from top executives, distribution of compliance cards, and workplace meetings on topics individually specified for each department.
Compliance education is being enhanced outside Japan as well, by taking into consideration the issues facing each region or overseas production company. Subjects covered include the OMRON Principles, contracts, and information security.
In the future, OMRON will strive to improve and expand its education curricula and materials throughout the world.
Promoting efforts to inform prevention of insider trading at Group companies
In view of reinforced monitoring systems for financial markets, OMRON Corporation revised its internal regulations for insider trading in fiscal 2009, focusing on enhancing employee awareness regarding this matter.
By fiscal 2010, internal rules regarding insider trading had been established and enforced at 36 Group companies.
In fiscal 2011, a seminar on insider trading prevention was held featuring and invited lecturer from the Tokyo Stock Exchange, targeting the 60 information administrators from OMRON Corporation and its Group companies. Moreover, employees were fully notified of the corporate regulations related to this matter by internal instructors.
In fiscal 2011, there were no cases of compliance violations related to insider trading.