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Anti-Corruption Measures

An introduction to the Yamaha Motor Group's initiatives in the area of anti-corruption measures

Yamaha Motor Group declares in its “Code of Ethics”, which stipulates the standards of conduct to be observed by our officers and employees, to restrict providing gifts and entertainment to public officials and pledges to always maintain the relations with public officials to be transparent and sound. Yamaha Motor Group also signed the “United Nations Global Compact” that aims to eliminate corruption, and further explicitly prevents corruption in the “CSR Guidelines for Suppliers”, working together with the entire supply chain of Yamaha Motor Group to combat bribery. In order to further promote these anti-bribery efforts on a global scale, and to contribute to the sustainable development of the countries, regions, and societies in which Yamaha Motor Group is involved, Yamaha Motor Group established the “Yamaha Motor Group Anti-Bribery Policy” and pursues various anti-bribery activities.

As referenced in the “Anti-Bribery Policy”, with regard to preventing bribery, risks evaluated on a common basis Groupwide are included under “corruption” in the comprehensive risk management ledger, and bribery is included in the corrupt practices whose risks are evaluated by the operating divisions and Group companies. The Board of Directors monitors management status as an ESG issue, while also receiving regular reports from the Sustainability Committee. In addition, a Guidebook to Prevent Bribery of Public Officials has been prepared and disseminated throughout the Yamaha Motor Group. Other programs have been established to ensure the thorough prevention of corruption, including training on laws and regulations and training intended for specific groups or individuals (in particular, persons scheduled for overseas assignments or other positions where they may be exposed to potential high risks). A prior consultation system has also been introduced to prevent bribery, and prior consultation with the relevant legal affairs division is mandatory in cases where benefits are provided to public officials in Japan or any other country, or for subcontracting where there are existing possibilities of contact with public officials in Japan or any other country. Mandatory procedures are also in place for political contributions, based on the laws of each country involved.

There were no significant legal violations, penalties, surcharges, etc. related to anti-corruption in 2019.

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