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Basic Policy Concerning Human Rights and Labor Practices


We formulated our Basic Policy Concerning Human Rights and Labor Practices in April 2015 with the awareness that respecting human rights and diversity is a fundamental principle for a sustainable society, and taking into consideration the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the labor standards of the International Labor Organization.

Basic Policy Concerning Human Rights and Labor Practices
  1. Recognizing that respecting human rights is a foundational management concern, we will strive to address human rights issues.
  2. We will respect diversity and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form.
  3. Applying accepted international principles and laws and labor practices in each country, we will respect the rights of all our workers, provide them with employment free of discrimination and strive to ensure equal employment opportunities.
  4. We will strive for better working conditions and a workplace environment that ensures the health and safety of our employees.
  5. We will not tolerate child labor or forced labor under any circumstances.

Respect for Human Rights


Under the Basic Policy Concerning Human Rights and Labor Practices we are committed to respecting the human rights of our employees and all those involved in our business activities. These strong commitments are reflected in our Standards of Conduct (see pages 56-57), which govern the actions of each employee and are clearly expressed in statements such as “We will respect human rights and will not discriminate on the basis of national origin, gender or other factors” and “We will maintain a harassment-free workplace.”

Educational Activities on Human Rights

We have been conducting a variety of educational activities in the belief that education is the foundation for human rights.

In the FY2021 training program for the top management at group companies, we held a lecture called “Harassment-free Workplaces: The Latest Legislation and Corporate Responses” that was based on the revised act to prevent power harassment that was enacted in June 2019. We also held training for all our employees to make them aware of unconscious bias.

Moreover, during Human Rights Week, we promoted human rights awareness by collecting slogans from company employees and their families as well as our partner companies.

We also assisted group companies in conducting training courses and distributed a booklet to raise awareness of human rights.

In-house Training on Human Rights Issues and Submitted Slogans (FY2021)(Non-consolidated)
In-house Training and Slogans Submitted Results
Taiheiyo Cement Group Top Management CSR training 112 participants
Unconscious bias training 3,152 participants Group companies 775 participants included
Human rights training at plants and branches 69 participants
Human Rights Week slogans submitted (by employees and their families) 1,637 slogans

Our Human Rights Hotline

Members of the harassment counseling committees and human rights committees located at all our business sites conduct activities to raise awareness of human rights to prevent harassment, and handle any related complaints to create a positive workplace environment.

In FY2021, we received 4 reports via the hotline. We reviewed the details of each report based on requests from the complainants, and responded appropriately.

Harassment Hotline
Internal Human rights awareness promotion committee members and harassment consultation members have been assigned at all our business sites (56 in total)
External Telephone and website consultations have been contracted to the Japan Institute for Women’s Empowerment & Diversity Management Harassment Hotline

Number of Reports to the Harassment Hotline (FY2021)(Non-consolidated)

(Unit: person)

Sexual harassment Power harassment Other forms of harassment Total
Internal 1 2 0 3
External 0 1 0 1
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