The Sakai Chemical Group Human Rights Policy
The Sakai Chemical Group has been engaged in businesses that have contributed to people’s safe and healthy lifestyles since its foundation. Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., the core company, expresses the aspirations of the Sakai Chemical Group towards people through its management philosophy “Creating a Friendly Future through Chemicals.” To realize this philosophy, we believe it is important to respect the human rights of relevant stakeholders in all countries and regions in which we conduct our activities.
This Human Rights Policy promises that the Sakai Chemical Group will fulfill its responsibility to respect human rights based on its management philosophy and international norms.
1. Basic principle
The Sakai Chemical Group will comply with laws and regulations governing the human rights norms applicable in countries and regions where we conduct our businesses, and support and respect the norms of the international human rights. These include the United Nations’ International Bill of Human Rights, which contains the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, the “International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights” and “International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights”, as well as “ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work,” etc., which provides for the freedom of association and the right to negotiate, the prohibition of forced labor, the effective abolition of child labor and the elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation. Furthermore, we will be engaged with respect in human rights based on the “United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and the National Action Program on Business and Human Rights (NAP).
This Human Rights Policy will apply to all officers and employees of the Sakai Chemical Group (including all full-time, fixed term, temporary, dispatched, part-time, and other employees). We also encourage all business partners of the Sakai Chemical Group to understand and comply with this Human Rights Policy.
3. Human rights due diligence
The Sakai Chemical Group will establish human rights due diligence system to identify negative impact against human rights, make efforts to prevent the occurrence of such impact or reduce the risk of its occurrence.
4. Establishment of a remedy system
The Sakai Chemical Group will establish system to allow relevant stakeholders to report any human rights concerns. If any negative impact against human rights is identified or is likely to be identified, we will make efforts with relevant stakeholders to reduce negative impact.
The Sakai Chemical Group will recognize the importance of dialogue with relevant stakeholders to identify negative impact against human rights, and make efforts to engage in timely dialogue to understand, reduce and resolve human rights issues.
6. Employee training
The Sakai Chemical Group will provide the necessary training to ensure that this Human Rights Policy permeates throughout the Group and that all officers and employees have proper understanding of human rights and can effectively reflect the understanding in their business activities.
7. Information disclosure
The Sakai Chemical Group will disclose information about its human rights efforts through its website and various reports, as appropriate.
This Human Rights Policy was approved by the Board of Directors of Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. on September 26, 2022.