Compliance

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Compliance Basic Policy

We formulated the Compliance Basic Policy and "MS&AD Insurance Group Compliance Basic Policy" which is compliance criterion of the Basic Policy. Based on this Basic Policy or each policy, we and MS&AD insurance companies work positively to develop thorough compliance. All officers and employees carry out our social responsibility with responding to confidence of all the stakeholders including customers through the corporate activities based on the high ethical sense without failing to comply with laws and company internal rules.

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Compliance Promotion Structure

The Company has formed the Risk and Compliance Committee, as one of the task-specific committees under the Board of Directors, to monitor as well as discuss and make necessary adjustments in the compliance structure. For important matters related to compliance, the Risk and Compliance Committee reports to the Board of Directors after discussion in the committee.
The Company established its Compliance Department as the organizational unit to integrate and manage Group compliance matters. This department is responsible for integrating compliance initiatives within the Company and domestic Group insurance companies.
Each unit in the domestic Group insurance companies that is in charge of compliance matters is responsible for the preparation and implementation of policies, internal rules, and measures related to compliance and for planning and operating activities related to business operating rules pertaining to insurance solicitation and sales. These units are also the focal points for fact finding and confirmation as well as conducting investigations related to activities where there are concerns about violations of internal rules and other compliance issues.

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Activities

Compliance Program

We and MS&AD insurance companies, as a part of the compliance implementation plan, resolve the Compliance Program at the Board Meetings and pursue the specific issues. The implementation and issues of the Program and responding issues are regularly submitted to each company's Compliance Committee and/or the Board Meetings.

Compliance Manual

We and MS&AD insurance companies have each Compliance Manual that states their compliance-related policies and regulations, with examples and interpretations, for board members and employees. The Manual is distributed to board members and employees, and its content is familiarized through training and examinations. Procedures for reporting inappropriate behavior is stipulated in the Manual for the speedy handling of misconduct.

Compliance-related Training

Based on the Compliance Program, we and MS&AD insurance companies organize annual education / training programs for employees and agencies to raise the knowledge of laws and company internal rules and to enhance the knowledge of compliance.

Compliance-related Inspection

MS&AD insurance companies conduct compliance-related inspections for prevention and early detection of unlawful acts that may violate laws or company internal rules.

Monitoring Group Companies

The Compliance Department monitors and reports on compliance-related activities of MS&AD insurance companies. Group Compliance Division Meetings are held to share knowledge and know-how on compliance-related issues in order to reinforce compliance throughout the group.

Internal Reporting System

The MS&AD Insurance Group has established various internal reporting systems such as the MS&AD Helpline. Group company employees can contact the helpline to make a report if a compliance-related issue arises. A contact desk has also been established at an external legal office to make it easier for reporters. The identity of reporters is protected and their information is handled carefully to protect them and ensure that they do not suffer any unfair treatment.

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Compliance Promotion Structure in International Business Operations

Management and staff of the overseas offices of the MS&AD Insurance Group give highest priority to compliance and take care to respect the cultures, customs, and histories of countries and regions where they serve as well as act in a manner that contributes to development of those regions. The Company has established its International Supervisory Department to integrate and manage matters related to compliance at overseas offices of Group companies, and it monitors the compliance-related initiatives of these overseas offices, while also providing guidance and assistance. This department works with the Compliance Department, which is in charge of overall integration of Group companies, to provide periodic reports regarding the status of compliance overseas directly to the Company's Board of Directors, etc. The department also engages in activities to improve and expand the overseas compliance promotion structure.

Prevention of Corruption & Bribery

The MS&AD Insurance Group formulates "MS&AD Insurance Group Compliance Guidelines for International Business". So as to adequately maintain and administer the compliance framework in the group companies and their overseas entities in accordance with these guidelines, International Business Divisions(*) of the group companies prepare a “Compliance Manual” and promote the preparation and operation of a “Compliance Program” within their overseas entities.
Furthermore, “Guidelines on Anti-Bribery Measures” are stipulated in these “Compliance Manuals” and implemented through the establishment of adequate rules and training in overseas entities.

(* “International Business Divisions” include overseas subsidiaries, branches, offices and the departments at the Head Offices in charge of international business operations.)

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Tax compliance efforts

Compliance with laws and regulations

The MS&AD Insurance Group will comply with the laws and regulations of each jurisdiction, and will file all tax returns and pay all taxes required.

Relationships with tax authorities

The Company and each company in the Group will strive to manage tax risk and build good working relationships with tax authorities through prior consultation concerning tax treatments and providing appropriate information in a timely manner in response to requests by tax authorities.

Response to BEPS Project

The MS&AD Insurance Group understands the intent of the OECD BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Project, and will undertake efforts so that suitable tax payments are made in appropriate jurisdictions.
Intra-group transactions are conducted at arm’s length prices, and efforts will be made so that an appropriate international allocation of profits is achieved.

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