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Respect for Human Rights

Human Rights Policy

Respecting human rights in all aspects of corporate activities is the basis of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Nabtesco 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.

In the "Nabtesco Group Code of Ethics", "respect for human rights" includes "support for international norms regarding human rights", "respect for diversity consisting of diverse cultures and values", "no child labor or forced labor, and these We have declared that we will thoroughly inform our employees and monitor the status of compliance.

The Nabtesco Group is committed to the upholding of human rights and prevention of corruption as its material CSR issues (materiality).In the "Nabtesco Group Human Rights Policy",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.

We have specifically demonstrates in the Nabtesco Group Human Rights Policy that clearly demonstrates our commitment to respect children's rights and to prohibit and not to use child labor and forced labor. Furthermore, we have declared in the "Nabtesco Group CSR-Oriented Procurement Policy" that we give consideration to human rights and labor in the procurement process when dealing with suppliers.

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Since FY2014, Nabtesco has been striving to create a sustainable society as a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and as a supporter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Nabtesco Corporation has established this Nabtesco Group Human Rights Policy as follows for the purpose of ensuring that all officers and employees of Nabtesco Corporation and its group companies (collectively, the “Nabtesco Group”) act to promote respect for human rights.

1. Relationship with Other Regulations or Policies

This Policy, together with the Nabtesco Group CSR-Oriented Procurement Policy, complements the Nabtesco Group Code of Ethics.

2. International Rules Concerning Respect for Human Rights

The Nabtesco Group is committed to pursuing efforts to promote respect for human rights in accordance with the spirit indicated in 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 all other international rules concerning human rights, as well as in conformity with applicable international guidelines including the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

3. Responsibility to Respect Human Rights

The Nabtesco Group respects human rights in every respect in the context of its business activities. Discrimination based on race, creed, gender, age, social class, national origin, ethnicity, religion, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation will not be tolerated, nor will any act that undermines individual dignity in any other way. The Nabtesco Group complies with human rights and labor laws of all relevant nations and makes efforts to ensure the safety and security of individuals and to avoid infringing upon human rights. The Nabtesco Group respects children's rights and will not direct or utilize child labor or forced labor.

4. Human Rights Due Diligence

The Nabtesco Group carries out a human rights due diligence process to identify and assess impacts on human rights and endeavors to mitigate human rights risks. In order to address impacts on or risks to human rights, the Nabtesco Group will verify its human rights due diligence process and the effectiveness thereof on an ongoing basis.

5. Efforts to Address Human Rights Issues with Stakeholders

The Nabtesco Group will endeavor to encourage its customers, suppliers and other business partners to understand this Policy.

The Nabtesco Group respects the human rights of all of its officers and employees, treats each of them in a non-discriminatory manner and ensures impartiality in the context of employment, performance evaluation and all other aspects of human resources management, and develops a safe and secure work environment.

The Nabtesco Group will endeavor to keep shareholders and investors adequately informed of this Policy and the Nabtesco Group’s various efforts to respect human rights.

The Nabtesco Group acknowledges that its business activities may affect regional communities in some way and thus endeavors to identify and assess human rights risks.

6. Reporting and Disclosure

The Nabtesco Group’s efforts to respect human rights will be publicly disclosed in the form of an integrated report or in some other appropriate way.

7. Redress and Remedy

If any infringement of human rights caused directly or indirectly by the Nabtesco Group’s business activities is recognized, the Nabtesco Group will promptly take steps to provide redress and remedy.

8. Introduction, Prevalence and Education

To ensure that this Policy is properly understood and reflected in business activities, the Nabtesco Group will provide education and training to all of its officers, employees and other personnel.

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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.

By participating in the Human Rights Due Diligence Working Group of 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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Human Rights Due Diligence

Nabtesco performs human rights due diligence in order to identify business risks associated with human rights, and identifies and assesses its impact on human rights with the goal of controlling human rights risks. We also continuously verify the process itself and its effects of human rights due diligence in order to respond effectively to human rights impacts and risks.

Human Rights Due Diligence Process

Human Rights Due Diligence Process

Nabtesco’s Human Rights due Diligence

Our human rights due diligence consists of three steps.

  • Step1:
    Identify human rights issues that are deemed material in Nabtesco’s business in light of international guiding principles on human rights and labor standards. *1
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  • Step2:
    Identify country risks based on the data provided by Verisk Maplecroft. *2
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  • Step3:
    Undertake a comprehensive investigation based on the results of the preceding steps with regard to human rights at designated group companies located in countries that has been designated as high risk.
  • *1 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.
  • *2 A leading company specializing in global risk analysis and research.
 

To begin with, in 2017, we conducted an analysis on country-specific human rights risks in 16 countries where our business hubs are located. As a result of the survey, we found that countries including India, China and Thailand have higher risks of juvenile labor, forced labor, and other human rights issues, and in 2018, we conducted a follow-up survey targeting 41 group companies located in the countries that were identified in the country-specific risks survey to have greater risk.
In 2020, we conducted a survey targeting 13 group companies located in Europe, Singapore, and other regions that were outside the scope of the previous survey.

Survey on human rights risks

Survey period April-May, 2020
Survey targets 13 group companies located in countries that were outside the scope of the previous survey (covering 98% coverage rate for number of employees).
Survey method Questionnaire on human rights risks
Survey content 34 items regarding seven topics (i.e. management system, juvenile labor, forced labor, working conditions, occupational health and safety, employment discrimination, and freedom of association)
Survey results No immediate and material risks found either at home or abroad
Result reporting Survey results were reported at the CSR Committee

None of the survey respondents were found to be incompliant with local laws and regulations or international standards. However, we will investigate the details surrounding some group companies where there were concerns regarding rule establishment, and occupational health and safety management. Nabtesco will stay diligent in implementing improvement measures and follow-up investigations, seeking to mitigate its human rights risks.

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Prevention of Child Labor and Forced Labor

As a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and as a supporter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Nabtesco is committed to respecting children’s rights as described in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Children's Rights and Business Principles, and other related global frameworks.

Through human rights risk assessments, we confirmed that there were no instances of child labor or forced labor within the Group, and that Group companies employ people in compliance with the labor laws of the relevant governmental authorities.

In China, where many of our production facilities are located, 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. On a local basis, and to prevent child labor specifically, we have revised the rules of Group companies, conducted training regarding them, and amended the minimum age for employment to be 18 across the Group.

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Respect for Human Rights
Respect for Human Rights

Human Rights Policy

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Human Rights Monitoring System

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

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Human Rights Due Diligence

Nabtesco performs human rights due diligence in order to identify business ...

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Prevention of Child Labor and Forced Labor

As a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and as a supporter of t...