The Oji Group believes that human rights considerations constitute an important factor for global business expansion. We have affirmed manifestations of the United Nations, including the International Bill of Human Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We joined the UN Global Compact in 2003 and stipulated respect of human rights, participation in social contribution activities, coexistence with the international community, achievement of employee satisfaction, and other principles in the Oji Group Corporate Code of Conduct and the Oji Group Behavior Standard, which we have disclosed both internally and externally. We also request our suppliers to protect human rights, labor rights, and others in the Oji Group Partnership Procurement Policy. We work on these initiatives together with our suppliers as we engage in our corporate activities.
[The Ten Principles Concerning Human Rights, Labor, Environment, and Anti-Corruption]
Principle1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
Principle5: the effective abolition of child labor; and
Principle6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.