II. Risks in Fujitsu Group Business Activities
6. Public Regulations, Public Policy, and Tax Matters
[ Overview and impact of risks ]
The business operations of the Fujitsu Group are global in scope, and are therefore impacted by a variety of public regulations, public policies, tax laws and usage regulations in all countries where the Group does business. In the countries and regions where the Group operates, we must comply with a variety of government policies, regulations such as authorizations for business or investment, import and export regulations and restrictions, as well as laws and regulations pertaining to antimonopoly policies, intellectual property rights, information security, consumers, the environment and recycling, labor conditions, temporary employees and subcontracting, and taxation.
Further, the recent international situation has affected the policies of each country and region, particularly the trend toward tighter regulations for business activities to bolster economic security. Such changes in policy and tightening of regulations will affect the markets and supply chains that Fujitsu is targeting, and the company may incur additional costs to respond to changes or burdens, such as fines, if found to have committed a violation from the tightened regulations.
In addition, certain fields in which the Fujitsu Group provides solutions are subject to public regulation, including communications, healthcare, construction, and privacy management. Due to this, regulatory trends in these markets may impact the Group’s business.
[ Measures against the risks ]
The Fujitsu Group closely monitors trends in regulation and policies in each country and region by collecting and analyzing information from government ministries and industry groups. In addition, in the economic security field, we believe that regulations are growing stricter, and are implementing countermeasures by closely monitoring regulatory trends in and outside of Japan, as well as those of governments and companies.
- Public Regulations, Public Policy, and Tax Matters