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 Risk Management and Compliance 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.