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  • North America
  • Latin America &
    the Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Central Asia
  • East Asia
  • Asia & Oceania

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North America

Latin America & the Caribbean

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Mitsubishi Corporation

Approaches to Internal Control System

Basic Stance Regarding Internal Control System and Status of Establishment

Internal Control System (System for Ensuring Proper Business)

On May 8, 2017, the Board of Directors of Mitsubishi Corporation resolved the basic policy of establishing the following internal control systems for Mitsubishi Corporation, as a whole Mitsubishi Corporation Group including its subsidiaries, to improve the corporate value through proper and efficient business operations in conformity with laws and its Articles of Incorporation. Mitsubishi Corporation checks the operating status of these systems and endeavors to continuously improve and strengthen them.

1. System to Ensure that the Execution of Duties by Directors and Employees Is in Conformity with the Laws and Regulations and Articles of Incorporation

(1) Mitsubishi Corporation shall establish internal rules and regulations for such matters as codes of conduct for officers and employees; Companywide lateral management systems; and measures for prevention, correction, and improvement; and internal whistleblower systems. After informing all parties, Mitsubishi Corporation shall rigorously reflect the rules and regulations in operations. Further, Mitsubishi Corporation shall realize its compliance capabilities as the Mitsubishi Corporation Group by encouraging subsidiaries to establish similar systems.

(2) Mitsubishi Corporation shall establish internal rules and regulations for such matters as the establishment of persons responsible for each accounting organization and procedures for the preparation of financial statements in conformity with laws and accounting standards. After informing all parties, Mitsubishi Corporation shall rigorously reflect the rules and regulations in operations and ensure proper and timely disclosure of financial information of the Mitsubishi Corporation Group.

(3) Mitsubishi Corporation shall establish internal rules and regulations for such matters as the systems and main points of internal auditing. After informing all parties, Mitsubishi Corporation shall rigorously reflect the rules and regulations in operations and objectively inspect, evaluate, and improve the execution of duties as the Mitsubishi Corporation Group.

2. System for the Storage and Management of Information Related to Directors' Execution of Duties

After establishing internal rules and regulations in relation to such matters as persons responsible for management of information in the course of execution of duties and methods and informing all parties, Mitsubishi Corporation shall rigorously reflect the rules and regulations in operations and prepare, process, and store information appropriately.

3. Regulations and Other Systems Concerning Management of Loss Risk

Mitsubishi Corporation shall establish internal rules and regulations for such matters as risk classes, persons responsible for management and methods for each class, and systems. After informing all parties, Mitsubishi Corporation shall rigorously reflect the rules and regulations in operations. In addition, in accordance with the business lines or size of subsidiaries, Mitsubishi Corporation shall encourage the development of necessary risk management systems, thereby appropriately controlling on a corporate group basis risk accompanying the execution of duties as the Mitsubishi Corporation Group.

4. System for Ensuring that Directors Perform Duties Efficiently

(1) The President and CEO shall establish management policies and goals as the Mitsubishi Corporation Group, prepare management plans aimed achieving them, and then endeavor to execute duties efficiently by implementing these plans.

(2) Mitsubishi Corporation shall establish internal rules and regulations for such matters as standards and main points relating to reorganization, the division of duties, personnel allocation, and authority. After informing all parties, Mitsubishi Corporation shall rigorously reflect the rules and regulations in operations. Further, in accordance with the business lines or size of subsidiaries, Mitsubishi Corporation shall ensure efficiency by encouraging the establishment of similar internal rules and regulations and other measures.

5. System to Ensure the Suitability of Business Conducted by the Stock Company and the Corporate Group Comprising the Parent Company and Subsidiaries

To ensure the suitability of the business activities conducted by the Mitsubishi Corporation Group, Mitsubishi Corporation shall establish basic policies as the Mitsubishi Corporation Group while for each subsidiary and affiliate establishing internal rules and regulations for such matters as persons responsible, important management-related items, management methods, and the exercise of shareholder rights. After informing all parties, Mitsubishi Corporation shall rigorously reflect the rules and regulations in operations. Further, these persons responsible shall receive reports required by the Parent Company concerning the status of the execution of duties by directors and others at subsidiaries and shall understand the qualitative and quantitative status and issues of subsidiaries.

6. Items Concerning Employees Assisting in the Duties of Audit & Supervisory Board Members and Items Concerning Their Independence from Directors

An organization is established directly under the Audit & Supervisory Board for supporting the duties of employees assisting in the duties of Audit & Supervisory Board Members, and employees assigned exclusively to this organization assist the duties of the Audit & Supervisory Board Members. Furthermore, regarding personnel matters concerning these employees, such as evaluations and transfers, Mitsubishi Corporation shall seek the opinions of Audit & Supervisory Board Members and shall respect these opinions.

7. System to Enable Directors, Employees, and Others to Report to Audit & Supervisory Board Members and Other Systems for Reporting to Audit & Supervisory Board Members

(1) Audit & Supervisory Board Members shall attend meetings of the Board of Directors and other important management meetings and shall state opinions.

(2) Mitsubishi Corporation shall establish internal rules and regulations for such matters as persons responsible, standards, and methods in relation to reporting to Audit & Supervisory Board Members if there is a risk of substantial detriment occurring.

(3) Mitsubishi Corporation shall encourage the construction of systems, including a system for enabling the persons responsible or officers and employees of respective subsidiaries to report if Audit & Supervisory Board Members request reports relating to subsidiaries and a system to enable the reporting of important matters, including subsidiaries' significant compliance matters, to Audit & Supervisory Board Members.

(4) Mitsubishi Corporation shall prohibit the disadvantageous treatment of officers and employees as a result of having reported to Audit & Supervisory Board Members and shall rigorously inform subsidiaries of this policy.

8. Other Systems to Ensure That Audit & Supervisory Board Member' Audits Are Executed Effectively

(1) Audit & Supervisory Board Member shall endeavor to communicate with internal related departments and independent auditors, collect information, and conduct investigations, and related departments shall cooperate with these efforts.

(2) Mitsubishi Corporation will bear the necessary expenses for the Audit & Supervisory Board Members' execution of duties.

Business Continuity Planning ("BCP")

Mitsubishi Corporation has prescribed a "Standard for Crisis Management" and has set out basic policies for responding to natural disasters and incidents that could affect the safety and wellbeing of employees as well as the earnings and assets and business continuity, and to various other risks such as terrorism, new strains of influenza and other contagious diseases. There are three basic policies: (1) Our first priority is to ensure and verify the safety of employees, local residents, and consumers; (2) We will work to maintain and continue Mitsubishi Corporation's important functions and operations; and (3) We will work to restore business operations quickly.

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