Policy Related to Respect for Human Rights and Discrimination
Shiseido Group members extensively learn about human rights issues through enlightenment training at all business sites, including affiliated companies. Our basic policy on human rights enlightenment is aimed at "creating a corporate culture in which human rights are respected without discrimination and discrimination is prohibited." According to Our Way "Toward Employees" of "Our Mission, Values and Way," human rights-related aspects are defined as follows.
1．We respect the character and individuality of everyone in the work place, in all their diversity, and strive to develop and grow together.
(1) We never engage in or tolerate discrimination on any basis including, but not limited to, race, color, gender, age, language, property, nationality or national origin, religion, ethnic or social origin, political or other opinion, disability, health status and sexual orientation, nor do we engage in or tolerate moral harassment, including sexual harassment and abuse of power.
Toward Business Partners(Excerpt)
3．We respect all of our business partners who share our aims, and work together with them toward sustained growth.
(1) We maintain equitable relationships with our business partners, and do not apply coercive pressure.
(2) We share our stance regarding fulfillment of social responsibility, including respect for human rights, compliance with laws and protection of the environment, with our business partners and encourage them to take their own voluntary initiatives.
(3) We cooperate with our business partners in working to enhance the value of the Shiseido Group's brands.
Also, in the area of human rights activities, Shiseido has established the Shiseido Group Supplier Code of Conduct in the context of its own corporate activities. In this code of conduct, the Company has incorporated items pertaining to labor (prohibition of child labor, prohibition of discrimination, occupational health and safety, etc.). In addition to promoting these initiatives in a sustainable manner, Shiseido also joined the CEO Statement, an initiative launched by the Global Compact on the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 2008, as part of our program of support for the Global Compact. The statement declares to the world that "human rights are universal and major issues in business and that the Company will respect and support human rights in respective corporate activities."