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Corporate Governance

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How the Company has Addressed the Corporate Governance Code

(as of June 18, 2020)

All 78 principles of the Corporate Governance Code, comprised of General Principles, Principles, and Supplementary Principles, and including disclosures based on each principle, are listed in this report. Please refer to the following page for the content of the General Principles, Principles, and Supplementary Principles.

Japan's Corporate Governance Code (Revised June 2018) (PDF) (Jump to Japan Exchange Group, Inc. Website)

PDF Corporate Governance Report (PDF: 1.07MB/69pages) ( June 18, 2020 )

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PDF Capcom's basic policy for Japan's Corporate Governance Code  (PDF: 728KB/49 pages) ( June 18, 2020 )

Section 2: Appropriate Cooperation with Stakeholders Other Than Shareholders

General / Supplementary Principle Compliance
The Company's Stance
General Principle 2 (1) In view of the mechanism of companies as governed by the Companies Act and other laws and regulations, the Company acknowledges that shareholders, being the provider of equity capital, should naturally be respected highly.
(2) In addition, in order to achieve sustainable growth and increase the corporate value of the Company from the medium- to long-term perspective, the Company cannot ignore its diverse stakeholders other than shareholders, including employees, customers, and creditors. Accordingly, the Company strives to create a relationship of trust with all these stakeholders based on "Sanpo-yoshi", the spirit of the Japanese merchants in Edo era, to advocate benefits not only to the seller and to the buyer, but also to the local community.
(3) It is essential to maintain a cooperative relationship with a variety of stakeholders such as appropriate business relationships and other good relationships and Company aims to create a synergy effect through collaboration with them.
Principle 2.1
Business Principles as the Foundation of Corporate Value Creation Over the Mid- to Long-Term
(1) Our corporate philosophy is to be a "creator of entertainment culture that stimulates your senses" through the entertainment in the form of games that move and excite people.
(2) The Company works to improve the satisfaction of and create a relationship of trust with shareholders, employees, customers, and other stakeholders, while striving to increase its corporate value.
Principle 2.2
Code of Conduct
(1) The Company has established the "Capcom Code of Conduct" to ensure that our business activities are conducted with integrity and fairness, under which we strives to realize the coexistence and co-prosperity with our stakeholders through shareholder return, the improvement of labor conditions, appropriate business relationships, etc.
(2) Aiming to be a "good corporate citizen," the Company holds "on-site classes" at elementary and junior high schools, etc., in addition to other efforts to create a relationship of trust with local communities through, for example, activities for social contributions and making the Company's playground available for use by the public.


Supplementary Principle 2.2.1 (1) The Company has established the "Capcom Code of Conduct" in order to fulfill responsibilities to its stakeholders such as shareholders, employees and customers.
(2) The Company posts a "Handbook on Capcom Code of Conduct" on its intranet, making it available for inspection to all employees of the Company, and conducts regularly training program on Compliance including e-learning to increase understanding and recognition of the Code.
(3) For the purpose of detecting risks early and improving the compliance awareness of the organization, the Company has been in efforts to enforce the Code of Conduct and the status of embedding it are regularly monitored with a "compliance check sheet". In addition, when a problem is pointed out or detected, the departments concerned are interviewed.


Principle 2.3
Sustainability Issues, Including Social and Environmental Matters
The Company is actively engaging in CSR activities so as to be acknowledged by the society as a "good corporate citizen." The Company is also striving to promote Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives and to promote Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
(1) The Company is taking necessary measures in accordance with business surroundings as well as further environmental issues. For example, the Company is reducing its environmental impact, including reducing waste plastic (such as discs and packaging containers) through the promotion of digital sales, curbing GHG/CO2 emissions by switching to LED lighting and reducing paper resources used through the digitization of instruction manuals, etc. Going forward, the Company will continue making greater efforts in tackling environmental and social issues from the viewpoint of ESG.
(2) To encourage social understanding of games, the Company actively supports educational activities and accepts visits of students particularly from elementary and junior high schools and conducts “on-site classes” in those schools.
(3) The Company supports activities to prevent child abuse (such as making donations to relevant organizations, facilities, etc.)
(4) The Company also conducts activities aimed at revitalizing local economies, improving public safety and promoting cultural and historical studies by making the most of our popular contents. In addition, the Company is working on regional revitalization, etc. by utilizing e-sports.
Supplementary Principle 2.3.1 (1) The Board of Directors, recognizing the importance of corporate governance for the sustainable growth of an enterprise, strives to increase the management transparency and soundness and structure the Company in a manner that allow us to respond to the changes in the environment.
(2) The Company establishes the Compliance Committee as part of risk management in order to review the probability of risk occurrence and to call attention and/or issue recommendation to relative officers and/or employees as necessary. In addition, the Company has been reviewing operational risks from the perspective of legality and validity to mitigate risks. With these measures, the Company establishes a risk control system to appropriately respond to the contingencies.
(3) Moreover, the Company is pushing ahead with various growth strategies aimed to increase its corporate value in order to respond to the continuing rapid changes in the game market environment. The Company strives to achieve sustainable growth of the corporate value by analyzing and evaluating the actual results for each fiscal year toward the achievement of the goals and pushing forward with strategic business development by identifying issues to be resolved going forward.


Principle 2.4
Ensuring Diversity, Including Active Participation of Women
(1) The Company endeavors to employ people with diverse backgrounds from the perspective of diversity management and conducts personnel recruiting and evaluation without prejudice based on one’s gender, nationality, age, etc. As part of such efforts, the Company is pushing forward with the promotion of women to management positions. At the end of March 2020, the Company appoints 24 women in a management position including one corporate officers (9.3% of all the employees in a management position). The Company also employs 162 foreigners (5.8% of all the employees of the Company) through the recruiting efforts from the global perspective.
(2) The Company is making efforts to create an environment in which employees can easily take a childcare leave. During the FY2019 ended in March 2020, 23 employees took a childcare leave, and 27 employees were reinstated (100% reinstatement rate). The Company also has a program for shorter working hours beyond the legal requirements (while law requires shorter working hours for the care of a child less than three years old, the Company permits such a treatment for the care of a child up to the third grade in elementary school). In recognition of our efforts to improve work-life balance including the measures described above, the Company received the "Kurumin Mark" certification from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as a general business operator satisfying the standards prescribed in the "Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children" in March 2014.
(3) In addition, the Company aims at creating a work environment that is friendlier to employees through the provision of child raising support. For example, the Company opened an in-house day-care facility in April 2017 to help employees continue to work through the child raising period in line with the national policy.
Principle 2.5
(1) The Company has established the Compliance Committee chaired by an external director who is qualified as a lawyer and consisting of directors and directors who serve as members of the Audit and Supervisory Committee to prevent any violation of laws and regulations. In addition, the Company is working to improve the effectiveness of compliance on a group-wide basis by measures to maintain the functionality of the department responsible for accepting the consultation requests and whistleblower reports such as announcing necessary matters through the Company's intranet.
(2) Pursuant to the Whistleblower Protection Act of Japan, the Company has established "Corporate Ethics Hotline Rules" and has appointed a department responsible for accepting whistleblower reports and is making other efforts to create an environment in which whistleblower reports from employees are handled smoothly to prevent and correct any illegal and wrongful acts.


Supplementary Principle 2.5.1 (1) The Company has established a whistleblower system called "Corporate Ethics Hotline" and issues cautionary notices, recommendations, or advice to the persons concerned as necessary.
(2) The Company has appointed external independent directors who are independent from the executive directors as the persons responsible for accepting whistleblower reports and has established the whistleblower protection rules to prohibit any disadvantageous treatment of whistleblowers, such as retaliation, termination of employment, and disciplinary punishment on the grounds that they have made such a report.
Principle 2.6
Roles of Corporate Pension Funds as Asset Owners
The Company manages its corporate pension fund by entrusting it to asset managers with professional expertise and abundant experience, while ensuring that conflicts of interest do not arise between pension fund beneficiaries and the Company by entrusting such matters as the exercise of voting rights to the same asset managers. Additionally, the soundness and the appropriateness of the assets and asset management are verified and evaluated through the "Monitoring Reports" issued by the said asset managers and other means, in addition to the responsible staff of Human Resources cooperating with appropriate divisions such as the Finance and Accounting and the General Affairs divisions, as necessary, to conduct monitoring, when appropriate.
Furthermore, such relevant staff are provided with opportunities to acquire the necessary knowledge of pension systems and operations, and upgrade their skills through education and training and attending seminars.
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