As a company that respects human rights, SCSK makes clear its related policy and we will promote efforts to respects human rights.
Respect for Human Rights
SCSK Group Human Rights Policy
The SCSK Group aims, based on our corporate philosophy of “Create Our Future of Dreams,” to serve as a corporate group that contributes to society through our business activities, and works with our various stakeholders to create a prosperous society. To achieve that goal, the SCSK group has made a pledge of “respecting each other” as one of our promises in our corporate philosophy and has established our Code of Conduct, which encourages us to respect the individuality and values of each person involved in our business activities and to fully maximize their respective skills.
This SCSK Group Human Rights Policy (this "Policy") is based on our corporate philosophy and Code of Conduct and sets out our approach and responsibilities as a corporate group that respects the human rights of all people affected by the SCSK Group’s business activities. All Group executives and employees will comply with this Policy and strive to fulfill our social responsibilities based on our commitment to respecting human rights.
The SCSK Group supports and respects human rights as expressed in the International Bill of Human Rights and the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Group also endorses the ten principles of the UN Global Compact in the four areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption; furthermore, it pursues business activities respecting human rights based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Scope of Application
This Policy applies to all SCSK Group officers and employees - officers and employees (either full-time, contract, or part-time) belonging to entities in the SCSK Group, as well as temporary workers engaged in Group businesses. We also expect our outsourcing partners and other business partners to understand, endorse, and comply with both this Policy and our Supply Chain Sustainability Policy, as well as to work with us to fulfill our social responsibilities, including respect for human rights.
Compliance with Applicable Laws and Regulations
The SCSK Group complies with all applicable laws and regulations in the relevant countries and regions when conducting our business activities. If the laws and regulations in these countries and regions fail to meet, or conflict with, internationally recognized human rights standards, we will strive to ensure maximum respect for those standards.
Respect for Human Rights
The SCSK Group does not engage in any behavior that violates the personal integrity or dignity of others, including discrimination or harassment based on ethnicity, nationality, gender, religion, belief, age, place of origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. In addition, the Group does not permit forced labor or child labor under any circumstances.
Human Rights Due Diligence
The SCSK Group has established mechanisms for human rights due diligence in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We strive continuously to identify, prevent, and/or mitigate possible adverse human rights impacts throughout our operations and supply chain.
Where the SCSK Group identifies that the Group has caused or contributed to adverse human rights impacts, directly or indirectly, through our business activities, the Group will take appropriate measures to correct or remedy the situation. When any employee of the SCSK Group reports or consults on any matter through the SCSK Group Remedy Hotline, the privacy of whistleblowers and other involved parties and the confidentiality of submitted reports are completely protected to ensure that they are not subjected to unfair treatment as a result of their reporting.
Education and Training
The SCSK Group will provide the appropriate education, training, and seminars to ensure that all officers and employees understand this Policy and implement it in all of the Group’s business activities.
Dialogue and Discussion
The SCSK Group will strive to improve and enhance our efforts to respect human rights by utilizing independent external human rights expertise, as well as by engaging in dialogue and discussion with our relevant stakeholders.
The SCSK Group will regularly disclose appropriate information on our efforts to respect human rights based on this Policy via our sustainability website and other means.
June 23, 2022
Representative Director, President and Chief Operating Officer
Support for UN Global Compact
SCSK has adhered to the UN Global Compact since 2007. We support the Compact's Ten Principles relating to human rights, labor, the environment, and prevention of corruption. In addition to respect for human rights, we are committed to carrying out corporate activities to guarantee fundamental labor rights.
- UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact involves voluntary participation in a global effort to act as a good citizen and achieve sustainable growth by fulfilling corporate responsibility and by exercising creative leadership.
- Human Rights
- Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
- Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
- Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
- Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Establishment of a Hotline
SCSK has established a hotline through which all employees can report or consult on any sexual or power harassment that may have taken place at the workplace.
The privacy of the consulter is completely protected, and the Company also accepts and responds to anonymous telephone and online consultations. Furthermore, it ensures that there will be no repercussions to the individual making the report/consultation or to those cooperating in the confirmation of facts.
Professional counselors respond to the consultations and work to resolve the problem, reporting matters to the Company as necessary upon obtaining the consent of the consulter.
We have established a whistleblower system (or "speak up" system) for quickly resolving compliance violations and preventing such violations from occurring by enabling employees of the SCSK Group and partner companies to report and consult on problems they notice.
Contact Points and Reporting Methods
Employees may report a problem to any of the three following contact points by email or another method at their own discretion.
- (1) Chair of Compliance Committee
- (2) Audit and Supervisory Committee
- (3) Outside lawyer (reports may be anonymous)
Regardless of the point of contact, the privacy of the person filing the report and other related parties is strictly protected along with the confidentiality of reported matters. Guarantees are in place to ensure persons who report a problem are not subjected to unfair treatment, and the system has been well used each year.
All reports and consultations are handled promptly. Investigation is conducted in cooperation with relevant departments based on policies established by the Chair of the Compliance Committee, when required.
The results of investigations are promptly informed to the whistleblower.
The results of investigations and details of corrective measures are also reported to senior management and the Audit and Supervisory Committee.