The Company regards the health and safety of its employees as an important management issue that is essential for diverse members of the workforce to realize their full potential, to continue to improve the Company's competitiveness and to achieve sustained growth. We are working actively to maintain and promote employee health while striving to establish a workplace environment where employees can work energetically in accordance with their respective lifestyles.
We consider the safety and health of all stakeholders, not just employees, and everyone else connected to our business, and pursue better working environments and health and safety awareness.
Health and Productivity Management Declaration
- Our progressive spirit and attitude of flexibly tackling tough challenges forms the basis for our approach of supporting individual employees' efforts to create new value from the sidelines via health and productivity management, and we will tie that in to the Company's sustainable growth.
- We will actively invest in our employees' physical and mental well-being, and promote the creation of workplaces where diverse personnel are excited to work.
- Through urban development, we will work to maintain and promote health in the region and in wider society. Equally, we will use health and productivity to resolve the issues that society is facing, to contribute to a healthier, richer future.
Procurement Standards to Ensure the Health and Safety of Employees and Outside Suppliers
(excerpt from the Group's Sustainable Procurement Standards)
Companies shall respect the human rights of workers, in line with international human rights standards, including the core labor standards established by the International Labour Organization (ILO), while also complying with relevant laws and regulations.3.1 Freedom of association and right to collective bargaining
In compliance with local laws and regulations, companies shall respect the rights of employees to organize and bargain collectively as a means of participating in labor-management negotiations on working environment and wage conditions.3.2 Prohibition of forced labor
Companies shall not use forced labor obtained through coercion, bondage, inhumane prison labor, slavery, human trafficking, or other such means. In addition, companies shall not force employees to work against their will and shall protect the right of employees to leave or terminate their employment of their own accord.3.3 Prohibition of child labor and consideration for young workers
Companies shall not allow children under the minimum working age to work. In addition, companies shall not allow young workers under the age of 18 to engage in hazardous work that may jeopardize their health and safety, such as night shifts and overtime work.3.4 Prohibition of discrimination in employment
Companies shall not engage in any form of unfair discrimination, including unfair discriminatory treatments based on grounds such as race, nationality, ethnicity, skin color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, beliefs, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, or union membership, in any employment practice, including wages, promotion, compensation, and retirement.3.5 Prohibition of abuse and harassment
Companies shall respect the human rights of workers and shall not subject workers to inhumane treatment, including psychological or physical abuse, coercion, harassment, or any other potentially inhumane acts.3.6 Adequate wages and allowances
Companies shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding compensation paid to employees (including minimum wages, overtime pay, and legally mandated allowances and deductions) and social security.
Furthermore, companies shall strive to pay wages at a level that allows workers to support their basic needs (a living wage).3.7 Appropriate working hours, holidays, and leave
Companies shall not allow workers to work in excess of the maximum working hours set by local laws and regulations, shall appropriately manage working hours and days off in consideration of internationally recognized standards, and shall grant annual paid leave in compliance with local laws and regulations.4. Safe and Healthy Working Environment
In addition to complying with the relevant laws and regulations, companies shall also pay due attention to domestic and international guidelines on worker safety and health, and make efforts to provide a safe and healthy working environment that minimizes work-related injuries and physical and mental illness.4.1 Management of employee health
Companies shall provide appropriate health management for all employees.4.2 Occupational health and safety
Companies shall identify and assess risks to occupational safety and ensure safety through appropriate design, engineering and administrative controls.
Companies shall also identify and assess the risk of worker exposure to biological, chemical, and physical hazards in the workplace, and implement appropriate management.4.3 Consideration for physically demanding work
Companies shall identify and evaluate physically demanding work and implement appropriate management to prevent occupational accidents and illnesses.4.4 Safety measures for machinery and equipment
Companies shall evaluate the machinery and equipment used by workers in their work for safety risks and implement appropriate safeguarding measures.4.5 Healthy, safe facilities
Companies shall ensure that the facilities provided for workers' lives (dormitories, cafeterias, toilets, rest areas, etc.) support adequate health and safety.
In addition, dormitories shall have appropriate emergency exits for emergencies.4.6 Response in the event of occupational accidents or diseases
Companies shall record and report occupational accidents and diseases, and take appropriate measures and corrective actions.4.7 Promotion of communication
Companies shall provide education and training on the appropriate health and safety information for the various occupational hazards that workers may be exposed to on the job, in the workers' native language or in a language and manners that workers can understand.
In addition, companies shall operate a system for workers to provide feedback on safety-related issues.
For details on the Group's Sustainable Procurement Standards, see Policy under Supply Chain Management.
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