Any violation of applicable laws or internal company rules, as well as corresponding suspicious cases, may be reported. The suspicion may be directed at an individual employee or it may be related to a TDK business. Whistleblowers should not conduct their own investigation to determine whether a suspicious case is a violation of law or company rules. TDK expects that whistleblowers will not intentionally and/or knowingly make false reports, but will act to the best of their knowledge and in good faith and make reports that they believe to be true.
In particular, the following may be reported:
- Human rights violations
- Violations of environmental, health and safety regulations
- Anti-competitive behavior
- Corruption and bribery
- Information security
- Misuse of company property
- Export control violations
- Theft, fraud, embezzlement and money laundering
- Conflicts of interest
- Other misconduct (e.g., discrimination, harassment)
Employees can always report violations directly to their manager. In addition, there are several different reporting channels that employees and third parties can use to submit reports.
These reporting channels are described in more detail in the following sections.