The Mitsui Fudosan Group aims to build and maintain optimum corporate governance from the standpoint of improving the soundness, transparency and efficiency of management in order to earn the trust of all stakeholders.
Mitsui Fudosan has both a Board of Directors and a Board of Corporate Auditors and has also established a Compensation Advisory Committee and Nomination Advisory Committee to enhance management transparency regarding compensation for managing directors and nomination of managing directors and corporate auditors. It has also adopted a corporate officer system to enhance the soundness and efficiency of management by separating and strengthening management and executive functions. Mitsui Fudosan also invites and appoints outside directors to strengthen the oversight functions of the directors and enhance management transparency.
In addition, corporate auditors conduct audits to evaluate the status of business execution by managing directors while coordinating with the Audit Department and the certified public accountant. Moreover, steps have been taken to put in place the Mitsui Fudosan Group Compliance Policies, as well as a structure that will ensure that Group directors and employees engage in business activities in an appropriate manner.
The Board of Directors, headed by Chairman Masanobu Komoda and comprising twelve members, including eight internal directors (Masanobu Komoda, Takashi Ueda, Takashi Yamamoto, Takayuki Miki, Yoshihiro Hirokawa, Shingo Suzuki, Makoto Tokuda and Hisashi Osawa) and four outside directors (Tsunehiro Nakayama, Shinichiro Ito, Eriko Kawai, and Mami Indo), decides on issues material to Mitsui Fudosan and monitors the execution of business by managing directors. The corporate auditors also attend meetings of the Board of Directors and provide opinions as necessary.
The Compensation Advisory Committee, headed by independent outside director Tsunehiro Nakayama as Chairman and comprising six members, including four independent outside directors (Tsunehiro Nakayama, Shinichiro Ito, Eriko Kawai, and Mami Indo), President and Chief Executive Officer Takashi Ueda, and one internal director (Makoto Tokuda), meets on matters pertaining to the compensation of managing directors.
The Nomination Advisory Committee, headed by independent outside director Tsunehiro Nakayama as Chairman and comprising six members, including four independent outside directors (Tsunehiro Nakayama, Shinichiro Ito, Eriko Kawai, and Mami Indo), President and Chief Executive Officer Takashi Ueda, and one internal director (Makoto Tokuda), meets on matters pertaining to the nomination of managing directors and corporate auditors, as well as the appointment and dismissal of managers.
The Board of Corporate Auditors, headed by Permanent Auditor Hiroyuki Ishigami and comprising five corporate auditors, including two internal auditors (Hiroyuki Ishigami and Wataru Hamamoto) and three outside auditors (Yukimi Ozeki, Minoru Nakazato, and Mayo Mita), formulates auditing policies and determines assignments. It also receives reports and discusses material items on audits conducted according to these policies and assignments. Note that the Corporate Auditor’s Department has been established specifically to assist the corporate auditors with their work, and each corporate auditor has been assigned two dedicated employees.
Mitsui Fudosan has introduced a corporate officer system with the aim of creating a business execution framework that best suits its operating environment and activities. By promoting the separation and reinforcement of the management and executive functions, which were previously the responsibility of the directors, the system enhances management soundness and efficiency. In addition, seeking to further reinforce the management of the Mitsui Fudosan Group, we have also introduced a Group corporate officer system, under which executives at Group companies have been given a status and mission similar to those of the corporate officers. As of April 1, 2023, we have 29 managing officers and 12 Group officers.
The Executive Management Committee, consisting of executive corporate officers, has been formed to deliberate and report on important matters related to business execution and supervises internal control and risk management. Full-time corporate auditors also attend meetings to stay informed of important decision-making processes and the status of business execution, and provide opinions as necessary.
Mitsui Fudosan has concluded an auditing contract with KPMG AZSA LLC as its certified public accountant, which conducts audits. There is no shared interest between the auditor and the Company, nor between employees conducting operations for the auditor and the Company.
The following matters shall be resolved by or reported to the Mitsui Fudosan Board of Directors as stipulated by laws and regulations, the Company’s Articles of Incorporation, and company rules such as those regarding the Board of Directors.
Each year, the Company analyzes and evaluates the efficacy of the Board of Directors, continually aiming to further enhance its functions. As for the method of analysis and evaluation, we used a third-party body for the development of a questionnaire and the analysis of the result. An overview and results of our evaluation of the Board of Directors’ efficacy are provided below.
Each evaluation item in the questionnaire received a high evaluation in general. According to the evaluation on the questionnaire and interviews, it was confirmed that the Board of Directors’ efficacy was properly maintained because the improvement initiatives are being implemented on the basis of the previous efficacy evaluation as listed below to achieve sustained increases in the Group’s corporate value.[Major Initiatives Based on the Previous Efficacy Evaluation]
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