Numerous people on the planet today are suffering from human rights violations (the inborn right of human beings to live as human beings). The Daifuku Group—a company active around the world—sees respecting human rights as a serious responsibility that must be met. The Group respects the Universal Declaration of Human Rights*and other international standards, supports the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact, and respects the human rights of its employees and all stakeholders in its supply chain.
- *Declaration adopted in 1948 by the UN General Assembly (in Paris) recognizing that all humans are born with basic human rights
Group Code of Conduct (extract)
5-1. Respect for human rights
- We will respect the human rights of employees and all other individuals involved in our business activities.
- We will prohibit discrimination or disadvantageous treatment based on race, creed, gender, religion, nationality, political opinion, disability or any other protected classification.
- We will not permit child labor or forced labor.
- We will not excuse any form of harassment.
Daifuku Group Human Rights Policy
In October 2021, we formulated the Daifuku Group Human Rights Policy, which was created in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Group has always been committed to respecting human rights in its Group Code of Conduct under its company creed, "Hini Arata," and has worked to create an environment in which each and every employee can maximize their potential. We recognize that respect for human rights is one of the most important responsibilities for the sustainable growth of its business and organization, and will continue to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society through the understanding and implementation of this policy by its employees and business partners.
The Human Rights and Supply Chain Subcommittee has been set up under the auspices of the Sustainability Committee and comprising appointees from across multiple departments, including Procurement, Human Resources and General Affairs, Legal Affairs, and Sustainability Promotion, and this Subcommittee manages the creation and administration of a human rights due diligence system.
Respecting human rights in the supply chain
We have established our own CSR Procurement Standards, which incorporate not only safety, quality, cost, and delivery time, but also compliance, human rights, and other factors, and we cooperate with our suppliers to promote sustainability initiatives throughout the entire supply chain. We will continue to identify and assess adverse human rights impacts related to our overall business activities, including our supply chain, and promote human rights due diligence to correct, mitigate, and prevent such impacts, with a commitment to continuously implement and improve these efforts.
Addressing workplace harassment
We have established the Personnel Consultation Office to handle in-house rules and personnel evaluations as well as consultations regarding sexual harassment and power harassment. With a focus on privacy, we strive to create an environment that encourages employees to discuss any problems they may face.
Education and awareness raising for human rights
Lectures and workshops on human rights are held at job level-specific training programs for new hires, mid-career employees, and mid-level employees. Moreover, we hold seminars by experts and make their videos available on our internal network to improve the understanding of our employees. In fiscal 2021, three harassment seminars were held for managers of Japan-based groups.
Compliance with Modern Slavery Act
In response to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 of the UK, the Group has published an Anti Slavery Statement 2022 on our UK website.