Initiatives for human rights

Human rights policy

The Group has set a mission to be a “change agent group” that brings positive change to individuals and organizations. We believe that we can create a better society by ensuring the positivity of people encouraging, lifting up, and touching others outweighs the negativity of people hurting people. We aim to spread awareness about the importance of respecting human rights in order to achieve this.

  1. 1. Respect for international standards

    The Group supports and respects international standards related to human rights, such as the International Bill of Human Rights, Children’s Rights and Business Principles, ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We strive to prevent or reduce negative impact on human rights, including discrimination, violence, sexual harassment, and power harassment, for all stakeholders involved in our business activities.

  2. 2. Elimination of discrimination*

    The Group strives to avoid any act that would discriminate or violate human rights for reasons of gender, age, disabilities, nationality, race, gender identity, or religion. Aiming for a workplace that is without discrimination and comfortable for all people, we strive to promptly grasp, resolve, and prevent human rights issues through employee training and the establishment of a hotline.

    *Discrimination refers to allowing different opportunities or treatment in employment, promotion, remuneration, and training based on factors outside of those logical, such as individual skills, aptitude, and results. For example, people may be discriminated against for race, ethnicity, nationality, place of origin, skin color, age, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, political views, union membership, and marital status. Also, unequal opportunities and treatment because of health exams and pregnancy exams can be viewed as a discriminatory act.

  3. 3. Company policies related to freedom to form labor unions and support of collective bargaining rights

    The Group complies with local laws and respects the rights of employees to form labor unions in accordance with laws and regulations, choose whether or not to join such unions, and collective bargaining rights. The Group will not discriminate against employees due to the use of these rights.

  4. 4. Appropriate compensation

    The Group verifies that compensation exceeds the minimum wage based on national and local laws and regulations in an effort to avoid violating labor hour regulations.

Hotline regarding human rights

The Group has established a hotline for all stakeholders. The Group receives consultations and reports about human rights, confirms the issue, finds a resolution, considers means to prevent re-occurrence, and follows up the situation. The Group will not disclose personal information about the person consulting the hotline without permission to outside organizations.

Hotline regarding bullying and harassment

The Group has established a hotline for employees. The Group receives consultations and reports about bullying and harassment, confirms the issue, finds a resolution, considers means to prevent re-occurrence, and follows up the situation. The Group will not disclose personal information about the person consulting the hotline without permission to outside organizations.