Corporate Obligations and ResponsibilitiesCompliance

As stipulated in our Charter of Corporate Behavior, strict adherence to and compliance with all relevant laws and regulations, commercial practices, and social ethics is the fundamental principle underlying the Yahoo Japan Group’s business activities. Accordingly, we constantly strive to strengthen our compliance system and enhance awareness of compliance-related issues.

Compliance System

Responsible for ensuring compliance throughout the Yahoo Japan Group, the Compliance Committee identifies compliance-related issues as well as collects and collates compliance-related information with an eye to strengthening the compliance system and enhancing compliance awareness.

Compliance CommitteeCompliance Committee

Compliance Training Program

To enhance employee awareness of compliance-related issues, Yahoo! JAPAN requires all new employees, whether recent graduates or mid-career hires, to take compliance-related training courses.
Comprehension and retention of course materials are reinforced through periodic compliance questionnaires and quarterly online learning tests on specific themes such as personal information protection and proper information handling, harassment prevention, and intellectual property rights protection.

Structure of Comliance Training ProgramStructure of Comliance Training Program

Compliance Self-Checks

We provide surveys to all our employees so that they can conduct self-check of their compliance knowledge. The results of these surveys are consolidated by the compliance supervisors for use in pinpointing and resolving compliance issues.

Specialized Training by Departments

We offer more specialized compliance-related training courses designed to meet the specific requirements of individual departments. Departments handling users’ personal information, for example, are offered courses on legal and regulatory issues related to information security.

Reinforcement and Monitoring via Online Learning

We periodically conduct online compliance education programs to instill compliance awareness via the intranet.

Compliance Hotline (Internal Reporting System)

We have established a Compliance Hotline that allows whistle-blowing of compliance violations. Reception staff both within and outside the Company strictly respect the privacy of whistle-blowers, and additional measures have been put in place to protect them from any negative consequences as a result of their disclosure.
In fiscal 2017, there were 29 reported cases of whistle-blowing. The reported incidents were examined and addressed within each department and their results have been reported to the Compliance Committee and the Board of Directors meetings.