Whistleblowing system

      A web-based whistleblower system was launched in January 2012. Reports of Compliance violations should be made openly for the most part, i.e., divulging the whistleblower’s name. However, this web-based system also offers the option of reporting misconduct anonymously and of communicating with whistleblowers in ways that allow them to remain completely anonymous. The system is designed to systematically utilize information for the purpose of identifying Compliance risks within the Group early on and effectively. Initially, the areas in regard to which irregularities could be reported using this system were limited. As of the business year 2022/23, however, it has been possible to use this web-based whistleblower system to file reports concerning the following areas: