Responsible Participation in Politics

With respect to involvement in politics and government policy, the Yamaha Group aims to demonstrate good faith in promoting the formulation and implementation of government policies that benefit not only our stakeholders but society as a whole.

Guided by this philosophy, we maintain appropriate relationships with governments and politicians in accordance with prescriptions concerning relationships with such in our Compliance Code of Conduct.

The Yamaha Group takes a neutral stance toward political parties and politicians, and it complies with the Public Offices Election Act, the Political Funds Control Act, and other laws and ordinances related to politics. The Group prohibits contributions to individual politicians, which is prohibited by law, and to political organizations or parties in excess of the permissible amount under the law.

Under authoritative regulations for political contributions of ¥500,000 or more, it is mandatory for Yamaha Corporation to obtain the approval of the president, consult with the General Administration Division , the Corporate Finance Division, and the Legal Division, and confirm the contribution with the executive officers in charge of internal audits. Group companies are also required to conform to the restrictions of the political fund control laws of the respective countries when making political contributions or payments of any kind to politically related persons or persons belonging to public institutions while also observing the same regulations as Yamaha Corporation.

Furthermore, the executive officers in charge of internal audits carry out an audit of political contributions every April and determine whether or not these rules are being appropriately observed throughout the Group.