With regard to human rights, we support and respect the protection of human rights as declared by the international community and will do our best to continuously monitor actions and educate people at every stage of our business activities to avoid complicity in any human rights violations.
At Mandom we are working to promote human rights awareness through ongoing employee education and will integrate the following "Respect for Human Rights and Ban on Discriminatory Practices" section into the Mandom Group Code of Conduct (2014 revised version).
|Reference:||Mandom Group Code of Conduct|
1. Ban on discriminatory practices
We respect the basic human rights of every person, and no matter the situation will not slander a person or discriminate against them based on such unreasonable factors as race, nationality, religion, ideology, beliefs, gender, age, physical disability, etc.
2. Ban on sexual harassment, power harassment, etc.
We do not condone and will not commit any of the following behaviors, and will respond with strict measures if they occur.
3. Ban on child labor and forced labor
We absolutely reject labor performed by underage minors (child labor) and improper labor practices that involve the use of coercion, whether physical or mental (forced labor), in any country and under any circumstances.
In April 2015 Mandom established a Diversity Promotion Office to help create a corporate culture of respect for diversity and differences, which involves the utilization of not only female employees but also individuals of various dispositions and abilities, employees of foreign nationality, and others.
Human rights and labor practices are closely related issues. We are trying to build an organizational system that embodies diversity and inclusion in order to retain workers of diverse attributes and value systems, and enable them to reach their full potential.
Recent data that includes figures for women in management positions and the employment of people with disabilities and non-Japanese employees can be found below.
|Reference:||Key Data on Personnel and Labor (PDF:172KB)|
We aim to build an organization that encourages diversity and inclusion. As part of this, we are creating workplace environments that allow us to hire more people with disabilities and facilitate their participation.
At our head office we have set up an accessible restroom on the ground floor, provided handicapped parking spaces, and made the office hallways wide enough for wheelchairs and other mobility equipment, among our many efforts to ensure a "barrier-free" workplace. At the Fukusaki Factory in 2014 we renovated the production building, and set up accessible and multi-purpose restrooms, along with an accessible entrance and other measures.
Further supplementing our efforts with regard to physical facilities, we have been holding seminars on universal manners with the assistance of the Japan Universal Manners Association (Mirairo Inc.) to teach our employees how to approach people of all kinds and show basic manners toward them. The goal is to build a workplace environment with a positive attitude or sense of heart that promotes working enthusiastically together among all types of people-those with disabilities, seniors, non-Japanese, pregnant women, etc. These seminars complement the physical accessibility measures we have also implemented.
To promote the creation of an organizational structure aimed at diversity and inclusion, we believe it is necessary for every employee to have a proper understanding of, and deal appropriately with, the various human rights issues arising in the international community such as forced labor, child labor, and LGBT issues.
Going forward, Mandom will continue in-house activities to raise awareness of human rights, in order to cultivate employees suitable for a company engaged in business on a global scale, and build an inclusive society.
Please see below for information on our recent hirings of people with disabilities (and the legally mandated employment rate over time).
|Reference:||Mandom Key Data on Personnel and Labor (PDF:172KB)|
Aiming to establish a new CSR promotion system for the Mandom Group, a CSR Promotion Committee was set up in 2015 to carry out inter-departmental CSR activities.
The committee is working to gain the cooperation of our suppliers and partners to build a CSR procurement system that addresses issues of human rights, labor practices, the environment, and fair operating practices in the supply chain — specific topics that belong to the CSR material issues of building and implementing a CSR procurement system.
|Reference:||Mandom Group CSR Promotion System|
|Reference:||Fair Operating Practices Building and Implementing a CSR Procurement System|
We carry out business with respect for the history, culture, customs, and ways of thinking of the people in different countries and regions.
Our wholly owned subsidiary, PT Mandom Indonesia Tbk is based in a country where about 90% of the populations is Muslim. To show respect for the religious customs of Muslim workers, we built a place of worship on company grounds and run operations with as much consideration as possible for prayer times throughout the day.
Also, in deference to the victims of the July 10, 2015 fire at the plant in Indonesia, and the families of those who were injured or who lost their lives, we have engaged in follow-up activities in a way that is respectful of local customs, religious beliefs, and culture.