Basic Policy on Respecting Human Rights
Respect for the human rights and diversity of stakeholders is expressly provided for in the EBARA Group CSR Policy and is put into practice. By engaging in corporate activities with respect for human rights, we strive to gain the trust of stakeholders, build good relationships, and increase corporate value. Our approach to human rights is based on the International Labour Organization’s international labor standards, and informed by our support of the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
Human Rights System
The EBARA Group considers responding to human rights issues, including raising awareness of human rights as well as harassment, as an integral part of our compliance promotion activities. Our Compliance Promotion Section is set as a specialist department to investigate, and take appropriate action against human rights violations.
The EBARA Group conducts a Compliance Questionnaire and use the results to analyze and evaluate the risk of human rights violations at the organizational level. In addition, the Group has internal and external hotlines as well as the Compliance Liaisons, in place to accept consultation regarding possible human rights or compliance violations, or incidents of harassment. Through this we aim to create good working environments where everyone can be comfortable and achieve their full potential. Upon receipt of a complaint, the Group quickly confirms the facts of the case, and takes prompt and appropriate action to make improvements and achieve resolution while protecting the privacy of the whistleblower with respecting for individual human rights.
|External Compliance Hotline||An external attorney is available to address any compliance violations, including those related to human rights. All stakeholders, including officers, employees, their family members, suppliers, and so on may make inquiries. Corrective measures are then taken to resolve any issue.|
|Internal Compliance Hotline||Internal Compliance Hotline is operated by the Compliance Promotion Section and deals with compliance violations in general in addition to harassment issues.|
|Compliance Liaisons||Compliance Liaisons are personnel who act as on-site consultants for compliance-related issues. There are currently around 80 active personnel all around Japan at domestic group companies.|
Human Rights Education / Training
With the aim of increasing awareness about human rights the EBARA Group conducts a range of human rights education/training, including the following:
|1||.||Sharing information regarding human rights on the domestic intranet and increasing the awareness of employees during Human Rights Week|
|2||.||Education aimed at Compliance Liaisons, who then spread that information to their workplaces and beyond|
|3||.||Training every fresh graduate and any employee to be seconded overseas about human rights|
The Group implements the above and more to enable employees to be more aware of human rights risks and issues, and combined with the hotlines in place, contributes to the group’s ability to quickly address any issues that may arise.
Other Human Rights Initiatives
- Education to increase understanding about the LGBT community conducted for Compliance Liaisons in fiscal 2017.
- Participation by personnel of the Compliance Promotion Section in sectional meetings of the Global Compact Network Japan. This information regarding human rights is then provided to the Group.
- Consideration of concrete ways to facilitate the employment of people with disabilities at domestic group companies.
- Slogans to disseminate human rights awareness have been periodically collected from among the Group and on-site business partners.
- Participation by personnel of the Compliance Promotion Section in some external events for human rights such as, "Human Rights Festa Tokyo."