Supply Chain CSR Promotion Guidelines

11. Respect for human rights and diversity, and compliance with labor-related laws

Respect individual human rights, diverse values, and working philosophies, and strive to build a workplace where people feel safe and free to work in their own way. In addition, observe both the letter and spirit of all labor laws and regulations of each country and region, and under no circumstances sanction the labor of underage employees, minors who do not meet minimum legal age requirements (child labor), or labor performed under compulsion or again a person's will (forced labor).
If there are contradictions between laws of each country and internationally accepted standards of human rights, pursue the method to respect universal human right principles at maximum efforts.

Specific Guidelines

  1. Respect Human Rights
    Respect the human rights of each and every employee, both those of your own company and those working for companies you outsource to, without regard to nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, color of skin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Strive to ensure a pleasant working environment and good human relations in the workplace.
    Do not engage in any forms of harassment, make every effort to create a fair and positive workplace and do not engage in forced labor.
    Strive to preserve privacy of employees.
    Furthermore, respect the human rights of people outside the company including your business partners and various stakeholders by human rights due diligence and mechanism of correction and grievance adjustment.
  2. Respect Diversity
    Pool the strength of all people concerned by respecting their diverse values and working philosophies and mutually accepting their differences, with the aim of building a workplace where you can maximize the talents of your human resources.
  3. Observe Laws and Regulations Related to Labor Practices
    Thoroughly comply with all labor laws and regulations (Labor Standards Law, the Industrial Safety and Health Law, the Labor Union Law, the Worker Dispatch Law, etc.,) and promote a relationship where "the company and the individuals who work there are drawn together by mutual preference," thus creating a workplace foundation that allows each and every employee to work with enthusiasm.
    Furthermore, respect freedom of association and right to collective bargaining following laws applied in the nation and district on business and strive to secure appropriate wages and management of working hours.
  4. Ensure Workplace Health and Safety
    Conduct daily inspections of workplaces for possible causes of disasters and implement disaster prevention measures so that you can create a work environment where disaster risk is minimized and where your employees can thus work in safety.
  5. Instill Pride in Your Employees
    Have all your employees act in awareness of their responsibility as members of society. Do not commit any anti-social or illegal acts, and do not get involved with any companies or individuals committing such acts.
    In addition, observe your working regulations and internal company policies and do not commit any dishonest or unfaithful acts. Moreover, maintain internal order and public morals and work diligently and with sincerity.

International norms:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, United Nations Global Compact, ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

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