In order to maintain fair business practices in communications activities, compliance with various laws and regulations is expected and Dentsu aims to take the lead to be the cornerstone of legal norms in order to maintain its stakeholders' and society's trust. To this end, efforts are taken to ensure compliance with various laws such as the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations, for the appropriate offering of premiums and advertising; Act on the Protection of Personal Information, for the adequate protection of personal information of consumers who participate in campaigns and questionnaires; the Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc. to Subcontractors, to conduct fair and appropriate dealings with subcontractors; and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, to conduct appropriate stock trading.
As part of such efforts, for intellectual property rights in the realm of creative expression for advertising works, such as trademarks, design rights, copyrights, and publicity rights, Dentsu works to (1) improve the knowledge and awareness of employees through continuous educational and training programs, (2) disseminate information through easy-to-understand legal handbooks and manuals and the Company intranet, and (3) establish a designated department for consulting on legal and creative affairs. Going forward, Dentsu will continue to protect intellectual property rights and develop an environment for legal compliance in order to be a cornerstone for legal norms.
The Dentsu Group formulated its Tax Mission Statement and Tax Strategy to maintain consistency with Dentsu Group business strategies and activities, corporate values and social responsibilities, as well as to maintain and improve Group value by taking appropriate tax positions and paying taxes as appropriate.