Topcon has established a whistleblower hotline (Topcon Whistleblower System) in accordance with the Whistleblower Protection Act, which is available to directors and employees of Topcon and our domestic group company. The contact points are offered internally and externally (the contact points are independent of the Topcon Group), and reports can be made under real names, anonymously or semi-anonymously. The system also covers reports of bribery, corruption, discrimination, human rights, and harassment.
In addition, to ensure that whistleblowers are NOT treated unfairly, Topcon has put in place thorough measures such as “confidentiality and prohibition of retaliatory actions” to protect whistleblowers. Moreover, the content of the report is promptly reported to the corporate auditors followed by the results of the investigation in a timely manner. In terms of significant risk issues, the responses are reported to the Board of Directors as well. This system is operated to assure that the whistleblower system functions more effectively.