• To clarify Directors' management responsibility and reinforce their oversight of management and the conduct of operations, their terms of office are set at one year, and four out of our nine Directors are Outside Directors. Since June 2020, an Outside Director has been appointed chairperson of Board of Directors.
  • To ensure management transparency, nomination of candidates for Director and Corporate Officer, succession plan of CEO and executive compensation system thereof are deliberated on by a Nomination Committee and a Compensation Committee, respectively, which are advisory bodies to Board of Directors and are established as voluntary committees.
  • Both Committees are composed of four Outside Directors and one Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member participates as an observer.
  • For audits of legal compliance and soundness of management, the Company has adopted an Audit & Supervisory Board system and established Audit & Supervisory Board comprising five Audit & Supervisory Board Members, including three Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members.
  • The Company prescribes specific criteria on the judgment of independence of Outside Directors and Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members and basic matters regarding execution of duties by Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members.
  • The Company employs a Corporate Officer System which contributes to appropriate and swift management decision-making and the conduct of operations.
  • With the aims of ensuring effectiveness and efficiency of operations, ensuring reliability of financial reporting, complying with applicable laws and regulations relevant to business activities, and safeguarding assets, the Company structures its internal control system to consist of self-monitoring carried out by respective organizations which execute its functions (primary controls), policy development and monitoring for respective organizations carried out by the corporate organization (secondary controls), and internal auditing encompassing monitoring carried out by the Internal Audit Department (tertiary controls).

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