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Human Rights and Labor Practice

Human Rights Policy

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Respecting human rights in all aspects of corporate activities is the basis of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Since FY2014, Nabtesco Group has been developing its CSR-oriented management as a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and as a supporter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We respect basic human rights, and make sure that any discrimination based on race, beliefs, gender, age, social status, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability; any workplace harassment; or any act that may infringe personal dignity is not conducted, allowed, or overlooked.

In addition, the Nabtesco Group is committed to the upholding of human rights and prevention of corruption as its material CSR issues (materiality). In FY2016, we overhauled the Nabtesco Group Code of Corporate Ethics and the Nabtesco Group Code of Conduct and established the Nabtesco Group Code of Ethics, which, under the “Respect for Human Rights” section, declares that the Nabtesco Group will adhere to international standards of conduct regarding human rights, respect cultural diversity and different values, and will not engage in or utilize child labor or forced labor. The Code of Ethics also declares that the Nabtesco Group will thoroughly familiarize all executives and employees with this Code and monitor the status of compliance with this Code.

Further, Nabtesco determined the Nabtesco Group Human Rights Policy in 2017 to promote the respect of human rights, based on the International Bill of Human Rights established by the United Nations (UN), the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work established by the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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Human Rights Monitoring System

To ensure systematic and comprehensive human rights risk management within the Nabtesco Group and its supply chain, the Nabtesco Group established a Human Rights Promotion Special Committee dedicated to promoting awareness of human rights in FY2017. The new subcommittee, organized under CSR Committee which reports directly to the president, is tasked with formulating human rights policies and establishing a system for human rights due diligence.

Through a wide range of working groups and other activities at the Global Compact Network Japan, the Nabtesco Group is making efforts to deepen our understanding of human rights issues and enhance our ability to effectively address risks associated with human rights. We continue to work on various challenges related to business and human rights through cooperation and dialogue with initiatives outside the Group.

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Prevention of Child Labor and Forced Labor

Based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we are committed to eliminating child labor and forced labor. To this end, in FY2014 we have dispatched an employee in charge of personnel affairs to the corporation supporting the management of Group companies in China, and provided local employees with a consulting service for personnel and labor affairs.

After dispatching the employee, we conducted an employment survey and confirmed that there were no cases of child labor or forced labor at Group companies in China, and that these companies employ people in compliance with the labor-related laws enforced by the government departments. To prevent child labor in specific, we have revised and instructed on the rules of Group companies and amended the minimum age for an employment to be 18 across the Group.

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Human Rights Due Diligence

Nabtesco identifies and assesses the impact on human rights and tries to mitigate human rights risks through a human rights due diligence process. We also continuously verify the methods and effects of human rights due diligence to effectively respond to human rights impacts and risks.

Human Rights Due Diligence Process

Human Rights Due Diligence Process

In 2017, we conducted an analysis on country-specific human rights risks in 16 countries where our business locations were situated. In April 2018, we performed human rights risk assessments at 41 group companies located in the countries with higher risks. As a result of our survey, none of the respondents were found to be incompliant with local laws and regulations or international standards. We have not seen any major human rights risk in the group and the number of human rights violations was 0 in FY2017.

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Labor Management Relations

Labor Union

Labor Union Participation Rate (non-consolidated / as of Dec. 31, 2017)71.0%

Nabtesco Corporation was established following the integration of Teijin Seiki Co., Ltd. and NABCO Ltd. in October 2004, and the labor unions of the two companies were united on October 30, 2010. The union is a union shop system and currently has approximately 1,850 members, including part-time employees.

The labor and management of Nabtesco maintains good relations with the union by jointly discussing ways to improve the company’s various systems and programs, regularly meeting to exchange opinions regarding business management, environment and occupational health and safety, and salaries and bonuses. The written agreement between the company and the union includes a clear statement on management’s obligations to make efforts to implement the no overtime day system and encourage employees to take planned annual paid leaves. The labor and management cooperate with the union to help maintain the work-life balance of its employees.

Protection of Right to Bargain Collectively

  1. Labor-management meeting (twice a year)
  2. In-house company labor-management meeting (twice a year)
  3. Onsite labor-management meeting (every month)
  4. Study meeting on personnel affairs and labor relations (three times a year)

Nabtesco holds labor-management meetings regularly with the labor union. Through these meetings the union obtains important information about the company’s management, which helps maintain sound labor-management relationships.

When labor and management need to discuss working conditions and the treatment of union members, in addition to the aforementioned meetings, extra meetings will be held; and if the two parties do not reach agreement on the issues, they will make their best efforts for a peaceful solution, with management supporting and protecting union members’ right to bargain collectively.

Guaranteeing Payment of Minimum Wages

Based on the minimum wages set by region and industry under the Minimum Wage Act, Nabtesco agrees with the labor union about its own minimum wages to be paid at each of the sites.

Legal minimum wage levels are revised every year, and Nabtesco calculates its own minimum wages for the year by adding a certain amount agreed upon with the labor union to the revised wages, thereby improving the treatment of employees and preventing noncompliance with related laws.

Also at the Nabtesco Group companies outside Japan, employee wage levels are set in accordance with laws stipulating minimum wages in the relevant country to ensure legal compliance.

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Focusing on Employees’ Growth and Development
Human Rights and Labor Practice

Human Rights Policy

Respecting human rights in all aspects of corporate activities is t...

Focusing on Employees’ Growth and Development
Human Rights and Labor Practice

Human Rights Monitoring System

To ensure systematic and comprehensive human rights risk management within ...

Focusing on Employees’ Growth and Development
Human Rights and Labor Practice

Prevention of Child Labor and Forced Labor

Based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we are committed to eli...

Focusing on Employees’ Growth and Development
Human Rights and Labor Practice

Human Rights Due Diligence

Nabtesco identifies and assesses the impact on human rights and tries to mi...

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Human Rights and Labor Practice

Labor Management Relations

Labor Union Nabtesco Corporation was established following the i...

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Management of Occupational Health and Safety

ESH Basic Policy and Management Targets

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Occupational Health and Safety Management System (Acquisition of OHSAS 18001 certification)

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Activities

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Incidence of Occupational Accidents

No fatal accidents involving employees (incl. temporary staff) have taken p...

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Creating a Safety Culture

At the Nabtesco Group, we have been working to create a safety culture sinc...

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Education and Public Outreach on Health and Safety

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Disaster Prevention Initiatives

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Evaluation of Safety and Health Risks Associated with New Businesses and Projects

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Health Management

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Fostering Workplace Diversity

Active Employment of Non-Japanese Nationals Including Foreign Students Studying in Japan

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Proactive Employment of Women

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Promoting Employment of Senior Persons

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Promoting Employment of Persons with Disabilities

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Work-Life Balance

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Stability of Workforce

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Human Capital Development

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Development of Globally Competitive Human Capital

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Development of Human Capital at Overseas Group Companies

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Increasing Our Employees’ Awareness of the Nabtesco Way

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