||We have the MHI Group Whistleblowing Hotline, which is available to all employees, including those of Group companies, and the MHI Group External Whistleblowing Hotline, which is overseen by external lawyers. In addition to Group employees, any related external parties, including business partners, can utilize these hotlines to report concerns on corruption, including bribery, or other compliance-related issues. We also have systems which accept reports in the languages spoken at our major business locations, including English, Chinese, and Thai. The Compliance Committee
Secretariat promptly investigates and responds appropriately to all reports made to these hotlines. Information on
how to report is contained in the MHI Group Portal accessible by all employees and in bulletins published in-house. This
was followed by the establishment of the internal and external Harassment Contact Hotlines in January 2012 as a
measure to respond to harassment, which is becoming an increasingly serious social issue.
With the operation of the hotlines, protection of the rights afforded to informants, including confidentiality, were set out
in the 2007 Company regulations entitled Compliance Promotion Regulations. These regulations state that the
whistleblower's name will not be released without his/her consent, and that the whistleblower will not be placed at
any disadvantage because of the information he/she has reported.
Employees have been advised of the protection of the rights given to whistleblowers with the existence of the hotline.