As a matter of basic policy, we conduct internal audits that contribute to management and the departments being audited. Internal auditors monitor the business activities of each department as a group directly reporting to the CEO that is independent from any other department.
During internal audits, the business activities of each department and Group company are audited. These audits are generally performed on-site every year, and the results are summarized in an internal audit report and distributed to both management and the departments under audit.
In 2018, a total of 71 locations and departments were audited in and outside of Japan.