Human Rights

Policy

The Mitsui Fudosan Group respects basic human rights and complies with the laws and regulations concerning worker's rights of each country in which we conduct business activities. We also support and respect the basic rights for workers set out in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

The Mitsui Fudosan Group complies with applicable laws and regulations in each country and region where we conduct business activities.

  1. We will eliminate all discrimination on the grounds of race, nationality, religion, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
  2. We will not tolerate any form of harassment, including sexual harassment or abuse of power.
  3. We will not permit child labor or forced labor.
  4. We respect freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.

Furthermore, we pursue methods to ensure that basic human rights are respected in countries and regions that do not adhere to internationally-recognized basic human rights.

Policy Prohibiting Discrimination

We will eliminate all discrimination on the grounds of race, nationality, religion, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Policy Prohibiting Harassment

We will not tolerate any form of harassment, including sexual harassment or abuse of power.

Policy to Prevent Child Labor or Forced Labor

We will not permit child labor or forced labor.

The Mitsui Fudosan Group has never used child or forced labor. In order to ensure that none is used in the future, we ensure that each business location thoroughly complies with the laws and regulations of its host country and conduct regular monitoring. In the unlikely event that such a violation is suspected to have occurred, we have also established a whistle-blowing contact point that employees can report to.

Policy to Support Freedom of Association and the Right to Collective Bargaining

We respect freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.

Policy Supporting Rights to a Minimum Wage and Living Wage

The Mitsui Fudosan Group conducts labor management while abiding by the labor laws and regulations of each country. In terms of wages, we have adopted a basic policy of not only following rules on minimum wages in each country, but also paying wages that exceed those requirements.

In fiscal 2017, the average annual salary at Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. was \11.12 million.

Principles and Procedures for Community Investment

The Mitsui Fudosan Group carries out business activities that do not infringe on human rights, either inside or outside Japan, by ensuring respect for the human rights of all stakeholders including local residents and children.

Through neighborhood creation, we are striving to form communities and create opportunities for interaction between diverse human resources, ultimately leading to new markets and employment. In this way, we offer various forms of value to the communities where we conduct business. By participating in and funding area management organizations, we invest in local communities, and work to increase the value of real estate.

Major Initiatives

Reducing Excessive Work and Overtime Work

At Mitsui Fudosan, we have formulated a clear policy and are making the following efforts to reduce excessive working hours and overtime:

  • Monitoring working hours and conducting interviews with employees
  • Notifying both employees and their direct supervisors when they are in danger of overwork
  • Utilizing a computer-usage time control system
  • Establishing, promoting, and enforcing "no-overtime" days

Our Efforts for Children’s Rights

The Mitsui Fudosan Group supports the abolition of child labor inside and outside Japan, and respects the rights of children, namely: (1) The Right to Live, (2) The Right to Be Protected, (3) The Right to Be Nurtured, (4) The Right to Participate.

We believe that ensuring healthy development of the children who will be the next generation-through neighborhood creation and operation of facilities-is essential for an affluent future, and based on that idea, we are making various efforts to support the human rights of children in our business activities and projects.

Main Business Activities and Projects Relating to Children's Rights

KidZania

KidZania is a social education oriented theme park for children, and here we support the growth and independence of children by encouraging them to have fun while experiencing work, and learn about the structure of society.

Mirai Kodomo Gakko

The Mirai Kodomo Gakko (future children's school) is a platform for leaning that provides experience-based content at the Kashiwa-no-ha Campus (Kashiwa City, Chiba). A multi-faceted curriculum is provided through close collaboration of the board of education of the local government, the city's board of education, local universities, and community residents.

Green Tours for Parent-Child Learning

At Tokyo Midtown, we hold Green Tours that allow parents and children to learn about trees, flowers, and other plants as they walk through Midtown Garden on the site.

Establishment of an Internal Consultation Service

Mitsui Fudosan has established internal contact points for consultation. These can be used by regular employees, and anyone engaged in work for our company on an individual labor contract (contract employee), temporary transfer agreement, worker dispatch contract, part-time contract, or other agreement. Two contact points, internal and external, have been established, and workers can consult with either. The external contact point is provided at a law office, and it accepts consultations from a neutral standpoint,*1 notifies the company of the consultation content, and encourages a response.

Topics for consultation include: wrongful conduct that violates laws, regulations, internal rules, general social norms, or corporate ethics; sexual harassment; abuse of power; other forms of harassment; employment problems; and issues with the workplace environment.*2 The privacy of those who engage in consultation is protected, and there is never any retaliatory action or disadvantageous treatment due to such consultations in terms of personnel decisions. Consultations can be conducted under a real name, or anonymously.*3

*1 Representatives of the law office cannot provide legal opinions as lawyers, or take a stance protecting the consulting person.
*2 Simple expressions of opinion, dissatisfaction with personnel decisions, defamation of others, and similar issues cannot be the subject of consultation.
*3 To achieve early discovery and response to compliance problems-the original purpose of the system-the consulting employee's standpoint and other information are confirmed even in the case of an anonymous consultation.