Basic Concept and Policy
In the MS&AD Insurance Group Compliance Basic Policy, the MS&AD Insurance Group stipulates that all of our officers and employees should take sincere, fair, and proper actions to respond to the expectations and requests of society by complying with all laws and regulations related to our corporate activities with a constant awareness of our corporate social responsibility.
Furthermore, we established the MS&AD Insurance Group Basic Policy on Human Rights in February 2017, in which we recognize our responsibility for the actual and potential adverse impact that our business activities have on human rights, including in the value chain. We have begun efforts to implement activities and dialog that respect human rights.
Based on the fact that there are situations in business activities where various activities are entrusted to outside vendors, we have formulated the MS&AD Insurance Group Basic Policy for Management of Outside Vendors as our basic policy regarding outsourcing. Based on the above, the Group companies maintain and properly control the management of outside vendors.
Initiatives for Human Rights and the Environment
Through its human rights due diligence, the MS&AD Insurance Group is making efforts for the safe management of customer information by making the prevention privacy infringement arising from the leakage of customers’ personal information a priority issue. The Group also conducts procurement that takes into account the sustainable use of resources.
Confirming the Appropriateness of Outside Vendors
The Group’s domestic insurance companies have established standards for selecting new outside vendors and conduct regular inspections of vendors, in principle annually, to check the vendors’ customer personal information management system, the soundness of business management, and the appropriateness of business execution.
Initiatives in the Value Chain
Consideration for Human Rights
The MS&AD Insurance Group urges related parties such as business partners, including suppliers, who are involved in the procurement of services, and agencies, to prevent and/or reduce the risk of adverse impacts on human rights through their business activities.
As part of ISO14001 initiatives, MSI and ADI annually explain the MS&AD Insurance Group Basic Policy on the Environment to clients and ask for their cooperation in environmental consideration.
Examples of specific initiatives include encouraging agencies and clients to obtain Eco Action 21 certification, a simplified environmental ISO certification, as well as spreading eco-maintenance* and promoting the use of recycled automobile parts. We also encourage the preservation of biodiversity by companies.
* Encouraging the spread of eco-maintenance (engine cleansing)
“Engine cleansing” has been stipulated by the government as one of the designated items of Green Purchase Method in April 2008. Support for obtaining Eco Action 21 certification has directly lead to the spread of engine cleansing.