Board SystemIn 2002, Zenkyoren introduced the following board system to deal with rapid changes in the business environment, to respond to a wide range of businesses and, most importantly, to re ect the opinions and feedback of agricultural cooperatives more adequately.Zenkyoren’s Approach to ComplianceIn advancing its approach to compliance, Zenkyoren has assigned a Compliance Of cer (President of the Board of Directors) and established compliance departments, with the latter responsible for a range of activities from covering overall planning and proposals to adjustments and promotion. Furthermore, each prefectural headquarters has been assigned a Compliance Of cer of Prefectural Headquarters (General Manager of the Prefectural Headquarters), with general managers and responsible managers posted at the departmental level. Every executive and employee strives to ensure that day-to-day operations at their respective worksites take place in strict compliance with applicable laws and regulations.Our business is strongly society-oriented by nature.This is why we emphasize compliance as an integral part of our business management.1. The Supervisory Board determines important matters such as fundamental policies, and supervises business operations of the Board of Directors on behalf of agricultural cooperatives.2. The Board of Directors executes daily business operations.3. The Auditors inspect business operations for both the Supervisory Board and the Board of Directors.Compliance StructureSupervisory BoardBoard of AuditorsInternal Audit DepartmentBoard of DirectorsCompliance Of cerCompliance CommitteeLegal and Compliance DepartmentGeneral Manager andManagers of each departmentNational HeadquartersCompliance Of cer ofPrefectural HeadquartersGeneral Manager andManagers of each departmentPrefectural HeadquartersReporting/Liaison RouteInspection Route13Annual Report 2016


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