Yamaha Motor Integrated Report 2022

Compliance Structure The Yamaha Motor Group has established a Sustainability Committee, chaired by the president and chief executive officer, to create a structure to ensure legal and regulatory compliance throughout the entire Group. The Committee deliberates plans to ensure compliance, and monitors the implementation of those plans and the corporate culture with regard to compliance. The outcomes of these deliberations and monitoring are reported, as appropriate, to the Board of Directors as items deliberated by the Sustainability Committee, together with ESG risks, and a structure has been established to ensure their effectiveness. Code of Ethics The Yamaha Motor Group has formulated and disseminated throughout the Group its Code of Ethics, which stipulates stan-dards of behavior to be observed based on the Company Pledge, passed down since the Company’s foundation, and the Management Principles. The Code has been translated into local languages at overseas Group companies, and an educational video has been prepared in 11 languages for use in training at Group companies to further familiarize all employees with the Compliance Risk Assessment Our Group companies operate all over the world and there are many laws that must be followed. A Groupwide risk assessment is carried out each year to identify the common compliance risks that need to be recognized, including bribery and corruption, Compliance and Legal and Regulatory Training A compliance activity plan is formulated each year, and various oppor-tunities are used to conduct compliance training based on this plan.This section explains the Company’s compliance-related initiatives.78a. Compliance training as part of level-specific trainingAll new employees—both new graduates as well as mid-career hires—and temporary staff take compliance training that focuses on the Code of Ethics when they join the Company. In addition, when an employee is newly promoted to a managerial or supervi-sory position, division manager, or head of a business site, they take compliance training focused on that position or function each year or as required. This training includes examples of harass-ment, and how to respond when cases are brought to their atten-tion for consultation. Thanks to activities like these, in the 2021 compliance awareness survey, in response to the question, “When you are unsure of something in the course of your work, do you place top priority on compliance?” 92% of respondents answered “Yes” and 1% answered “No.” Specific activities are carried out as per the Compliance Management Rules, and the compliance supervising section man-ages the Group’s overall activities. As a way to ensure that compliance is incorporated into the corporate culture, Groupwide compliance awareness surveys are carried out each year to confirm the effectiveness of compliance measures, including the degree of understanding and scope of implementation of the Code of Ethics, the extent to which report-ing lines and hotlines are used, and the effectiveness of training programs. Based on the results of these surveys and social trends, the Code of Ethics Guidebook is updated annually, and the Code of Ethics is reviewed regularly.Code of Ethics. Group companies also hold training sessions on the Code of Ethics for new employees. In the 2021 compliance awareness survey, in response to the question “Do you have a full understanding of the contents of the Code of Ethics?” 87% of respondents answered “Yes” while 4% answered “No.”cartels, and security-related export controls. These risks are then assessed at individual operating divisions and Group companies, appropriate countermeasures are implemented, and their imple-mentation status is monitored.b. Compliance training for all employeesAll persons who work for Yamaha Motor take compliance train-ing, with the aim of each employee creating a model that will earn the trust of society for the Company as a whole by practicing compliance. This compliance training is carried out each year (including for temporary staff), and records of attendance are retained. In addition, division managers and executive officers who are primarily engaged in operating activities take annual compliance training on given topics in an effort for top manage-ment themselves to implement compliance.c. Specialized training on laws and regulationsGroup training programs covering laws and regulations deemed to entail significant risk in the execution of the Company’s busi-ness activities are carried out annually on select topics. Our legal and regulatory training in 2021 included such topics as the “Antimonopoly Act,” “bribery of foreign public officials,” Compliance

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