(Updated on August 3, 2012)
A compliance monitoring program helps to ensure thorough global adherence to the Company's Code of Conduct, internal policies, and training and other protocols. The program relies on self-assessments, compliance audits and internal audits, along with monitoring of hotline and other reporting.
Key Sony Group companies worldwide periodically undertake compliance self-assessments, which involve self-inspection of enumerated compliance-related activities and detailed reporting on their status. The Regional Compliance Officers evaluate the results of the self-assessments and report the results to the Corporate Executive Officer in charge of Compliance. The Regional Compliance Officers also identify measures to address reported issues and provide relevant instruction and supervision to Sony Group companies in their respective regions.