The 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 risk assessments, 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 and the Compliance Audit & Monitoring group evaluate the results of the self-assessments and report the results to the Corporate Executive Officer in charge of Compliance, the Senior Legal Counsel, Sony Group, and the Legal & Compliance Department. The Regional Compliance Officers, with the support of the Compliance Audit & Monitoring group, also identify measures to address reported issues, provide relevant instruction and supervision to Sony Group companies in their respective regions and monitor any necessary remediation.