Murata has established an internal helpline to take whistle-blowing reports and consultations if an act within Murata that violates or could violate the Corporate Ethics Policy and Code of Conduct in discovered.
In addition, Murata has established an environment that makes whistle blowing easier by also setting up an outside helpline to take these kinds of whistle-blowing reports and consultations for the prevention, early detection, and prompt handling of compliance violations.
Taking Whistle-blowing Reports and Consultations, and Checking, Investigating, and Responding to Them
When a whistle-blowing report or consultation about compliance from a Murata or Murata Group officer or employee, etc.is received by the internal or outside helpline, the Compliance Promotion Committee, the chairperson of the committee, and the secretariat of the committee lead the response. Coordinating with relevant departments as necessary, they check and investigate as far as possible all the facts and the relevant laws and regulations. On that basis, the existence or nonexistence of a compliance violation is recognized and response measures such as recommendations for correction are taken as necessary.
When reports are received under a real name, feedback on the progress and results of checking and investigation is given appropriately while taking care to ensure the whistle blower does not unjustly face negative consequences as a result of blowing the whistle.