The Morinaga Group considers that respect for human rights is an important corporate social responsibility. Based on the Morinaga Group Human Rights Policy, each and every employee shall respect human rights, proceed with the creation of a workplace free from discriminations and harassments, and take human rights into consideration on a supply chain-wide basis.
As a member of the international community, the Morinaga Group respects fundamental human rights, undertaking sincere business activities that do not tolerate human rights violations.
(Established in May 2018)
According to our pro-human rights policy, we set the elimination of harassments as a goal of our compliance activities. In our compliance training sessions, we continuously provide educational programs designed to prevent and raise awareness about power, sexual, and other harassments.
Such programs ranges from two types of anti-harassment trainings for executives (one are trainings provided by external lawyers targeting all executives of Morinaga, the other are those for Morinaga’s all General Managers leading a division or department, heads of business offices, and executives of Group companies) to training session videos that can be accessed online by every employee of the Company.
The Morinaga Group conducts a compliance survey in every December, targeting all employees working at domestic Group companies (the number of respondents to the survey conducted in December 2019: 3,733), with the view to determine the level of compliance in the Group on a regular basis. In the survey, we attach a special attention to harassing behaviors and include questions asking whether the respondent was directly harassed or saw or heard of a harassing behavior in the last 12 months and in any past year, respectively. Answers to these questions are tabulated separately so that we can have a detailed view of the Company’s level of compliance.
We also ask questions about the corporate culture that respects for workplace compliance as well as the respondent’s view on the Company’s degree of engagement in the compliance management, in an effort to identify our employees’ level of compliance awareness. The summary of the survey results is fed back to all the survey respondents to share the understanding about the extent of the Group’s compliance.
Examples of questions in the compliance survey
Furthermore, as part of our proactive activities for an improvement of corporate culture, these results are used as a basis for holding interviews and opinion exchange sessions with respective business offices and making proposals on possible measures to solve compliance issues.
Online anti-harassment training
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