Corporate Governance at ORIX
Approach to Corporate Governance
- ORIX believes that a robust corporate governance system is essential for ensuring objective management and carrying out appropriate business activities in line with its core policies. We have therefore established a sound and transparent corporate governance system.
- Corporate governance is a system for management oversight. It involves setting management objectives for managers, performance analysis and evaluation, and supervision in order to ensure that management strives to attain outstanding results. The tension inherent in corporate governance encourages management to perform to the best of its ability and facilitates innovation in pursuit of corporate objectives. Such an approach is conducive to the achievement of consistently high ROE.
- Outside Directors have a crucial role to play in corporate governance. From various perspectives reflecting their diverse professional backgrounds, Outside Directors are able to objectively evaluate management’s performance in ways that transcend the industry’s conventional wisdom and the company’s ingrained practices. Moreover, by virtue of their external perspectives, Outside Directors are in the position to objectively evaluate the risk of management not taking adequate levels of risk.
- ORIX’s corporate governance system is characterized by:
・Separation of execution and supervision through a “Company with Nominating Committee, etc.” board model;
・Nominating, Audit and Compensation Committee composed entirely of outside directors;
・All outside directors satisfying “Requirements for Independent Directors”; and
・All outside directors being highly qualified in their respective fields.
ORIX’s Vision of Corporate Governance
Evolution of Corporate Governance
This is how ORIX has been strengthening its management oversight since its founding. The current corporate governance framework requires a high level of discipline from the managers, but we believe this is how corporate governance is supposed to be.
Compliance with the Corporate Governance Code
ORIX complies with all principles of the Corporate Governance Code.
Corporate Governance Code (June 11, 2021)
ORIX does not cross-sharehold listed shares.
Adoption of Takeover Defense Measures
ORIX has not adopted takeover defense measures as of January 16, 2024. ORIX will take into account changes in laws and its operating environment if considering a change to this position.