Mitsubishi Electric Group Human Rights Policy
Protection of human rights and support for internationally agreed human rights are imperatives for the Mitsubishi Electric Group's business activities. Accordingly, as members of the Group, we recognize our duty to prevent any complicity with human rights violations. On that basis, the Mitsubishi Electric Group enacted its Corporate Ethics and Compliance Statement in 2001 and pledged that all executives and members of the Group "will conduct ourselves always with a respect for human rights, will not discriminate based on nationality, race, religion, gender, or any other reason."
As the Mitsubishi Electric Group continues to expand its business globally, in accordance with the spirit of the Mitsubishi Electric Group's Corporate Mission and Seven Guiding Principles, it has established this Human Rights Policy and shall raise awareness of human rights among its members and make sure to properly deal with related incidents in order to ensure that its business activities do not have a negative impact on human rights.
- The Mitsubishi Electric Group recognizes that, as a minimum, it must respect international standards related to human rights, such as the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. On that basis, we shall respect human rights while making sure to adequately understand relevant laws and regulations in every country and region where we do business.
If such laws and regulations do not conform to international standards related to human rights, we shall consult with local authorities on how to properly handle cases involving human rights in order to respect the international standards.
- Based on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Mitsubishi Electric Group shall undertake human rights due diligence measures, such as specifying and assessing the impact of its business activities on human rights, and studying ways of proactively preventing or mitigating any negative impact of those activities. Furthermore, the Group shall put a framework in place for rectifying any cases in which its business activities are found to have negatively impacted human rights, or its members are found to have been clearly involved in violations of human rights.
- The Mitsubishi Electric Group has identified CSR materiality, has set concrete tasks and goals for those materiality, and works to achieve them, and, through that process, takes steps to ascertain the status of its initiatives related to respect for human rights, and properly discloses its findings.
- The Mitsubishi Electric Group shall work to ensure that its initiatives related to respect for human rights are implemented with the participation of all executives and employees. Furthermore, the Group shall request cooperation from various stakeholders involved in its whole value chains such as business activities, products, and services, in order to help promote respect for human rights in society at large.
- The Mitsubishi Electric Group shall implement training programs and awareness campaigns on a continuous basis for the purpose of ensuring that all executives and members of the Group understand initiatives related to respect for human rights, and conduct themselves accordingly.
Code of Corporate Ethics and Compliance—Respect for Human Rights
We will respect human rights with an awareness that our activities are widely interrelated with peoples and societies in all countries and regions where we do business.
- Principle concerning child labor and forced labor
In all countries and regions where we do business, we will not use child labor or forced labor under any circumstance or form of employment.
- Principle concerning discrimination
In all countries and regions where we do business, we will not tolerate any discrimination relating to employment and personnel treatment based on race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, beliefs, religion, social status, disability, or any other form of discrimination. At the same time, we will regularly check our own language and behavior to prevent any misunderstanding or doubt regarding our stand on human rights.
- Respect for individuality
In all countries and regions where we do business, we will respect the individuality of each employee and will not engage in any act that disregards the person's individuality, such as harassment, defamation, slander, or compelling the person to do work through threats. At the same time, we will regularly check our own language and behavior to prevent any misunderstanding or doubt regarding our stand on human rights.
- Principle concerning health and safety in the workplace
We will comply with relevant laws and regulations in all countries and regions where we do business, as well as with in-house regulations and procedures, to create safe and comfortable workplace environments where everyone concerned can work comfortably. Particularly when engaging in production activities and construction works, we will make every effort to secure health and safety in cooperation with affiliated companies, cooperating companies, customers, and suppliers.
- Principle concerning labor relations
We will comply with laws and regulations relating to employment, personnel affairs, working styles, wages, working hours, and immigration control in all countries and regions where we do business, as well as with relevant in-house regulations and procedures, to maintain and improve sound labor conditions and workplace environments.
- Principle concerning personal information protection
In all countries and regions where we do business, we will collect and properly utilize personal information only through legitimate and appropriate means, and only when necessary. We will also do our utmost to prevent illegal access, leakage, loss, and falsification of personal information.
Management System Related to Respecting Human Rights
The Mitsubishi Electric Group established a Human Rights Policy in September 2017 and has been undertaking human rights due diligence and other measures based on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, etc. In this initiative, we promote continuous improvement activities by implementing the Plan-Do-Check-Action (PDCA) cycle, in which the Human Rights working group composed of the people in charge in divisions concerned (Corporate Human Resources Div., Corporate Legal Div., Corporate Purchasing Div., etc.) discuss policies and measures for dealing with human rights issues, and results of initiatives are confirmed and policies and plans are considered and approved in a meeting of the CSR Committee held every year.