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Respect for human rights

Basic approach

In accordance with our Corporate Philosophy of "People-oriented management," our group aims to create a culture in which diverse human resources can develop and thrive.We respect human rights, comply with the labor laws of each country, and strive to foster the culture of each region. We carry out business activities that respect the values of the Group and its values.
Frameworks such as the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the California Supply Chain Transparency Act, and the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 require companies to fulfill their social responsibilities, including their supply chains. The chain considers it to be part of its social responsibility, and promotes initiatives that are considerate of human rights, labor, the environment, and other issues.
In addition, we believe that it is necessary to understand and reduce the negative impact that our business activities have on human rights, and we are conducting awareness-raising activities based on materials that clearly describe respect for basic human rights. We are trying to make it stick. Furthermore, in consideration of recent international trends regarding human rights, we have published and disseminated the Human Resources Policy, which systematizes the basic policies for the Group's human resources strategy. (The personnel policy is written in both Japanese and English.)

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The Group recognizes that its business activities may directly or indirectly affect human rights, and in order to respect the human rights of all those who may be affected, the Group adheres to the basic principles of respect for human rights. (hereinafter referred to as the "Basic Policy").

  1. positioning
    Our group actively supports and respects the international norms regarding the protection of human rights listed below, and in accordance with these, we have established this basic policy and will promote initiatives to respect human rights.
    • “International Bill of Human Rights (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenants on Human Rights)”
    • United Nations “Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights”
    • “International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”
    • "OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises"
    • "Children's Rights and Business Principles"

  2. Scope of application
    This basic policy applies to our group's officers, advisors, employees, contract employees, part-timers, temporary employees, and all other people who engage in our group's business (hereinafter collectively referred to as "officers, employees, etc.") will be done. We also ask all suppliers, business partners, and other parties involved in our group's supply chain to understand and support this basic policy.
  3. Compliance with laws and international norms
    Our group complies with the laws and regulations of the countries or regions in which we conduct our business activities. If applicable laws and regulations are inadequate or inconsistent with international norms regarding the protection of human rights, we will seek ways to maximize the respect of internationally recognized human rights principles.
  4. Initiatives to respect human rights
    The Group respects the human rights of all people directly or indirectly involved in its business activities, and strives not to violate human rights, not be complicit in human rights violations, and not to encourage human rights violations. Additionally, through our business activities, we strive to eliminate any complicity in human rights violations or any negative impact on human rights.
    In order to achieve the objectives of this section, our group recognizes the following human rights issues related to our business activities as important elements of corporate responsibility in respecting human rights, and will focus on addressing them.
    Human rights issues to be addressed
    • child labor, forced labor
      We do not tolerate child labor or forced labor. We also do not tolerate any form of modern slavery, inhumane treatment, or unfair labor practices, including bonded labor and human trafficking.
    • discrimination, harassment
      We respect the dignity and diversity of individuals, including race, skin color, ethnicity, nationality, region of origin, social origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, thoughts, beliefs, religion, and political affiliation. We will eliminate all forms of discrimination and harassment based on political opinions, disability status, military experience, labor union membership, employment status, educational background, marital status, family status, health status, genetic information, etc.
    • Freedom of association, collective bargaining rights, and privacy
      We comply with the laws and regulations of the countries and regions where we conduct business activities, and respect workers' freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. We also respect individual privacy and strive to protect it.
    • Occupational safety and health, working hours and wages
      We strive to create a comfortable working environment that takes safety and health into consideration. We pay appropriate wages and manage working hours in consideration of the lives of executives and employees, and aim to create a working environment where employees can work with satisfaction and satisfaction.
    • responsible sourcing
      We will promote responsible procurement, giving due consideration to resource protection and environmental conservation, and ensuring that we are not complicit in any human rights violations through mineral extraction or trade in conflict areas or high-risk areas.

  5. Implementation of human rights due diligence
    As part of our efforts to respect human rights, our group will establish a human rights due diligence system, identify negative impacts on human rights, and strive to prevent and reduce them. Additionally, regarding concerns regarding the negative impact on human rights within the Group, we will operate an effective complaint handling program that is available to executives and employees, their immediate family members, and anyone who has any connection to the Group's business. .
  6. Information disclosure
    Our group will disclose the status and results of our efforts to respect human rights through our website, reports, etc.
  7. Dialogue/consultation
    Our group recognizes stakeholders whose business activities have or may have a negative impact on human rights, and engages in dialogue and consultation with them in good faith.
  8. Education/Training
    The Group will provide appropriate education and training to ensure that officers and employees have a correct understanding of human rights and human rights issues, and that this basic policy is firmly established in all business activities and is effectively implemented.
  9. Corrective/remedial measures
    If it becomes clear that our group's business activities have directly or indirectly caused or contributed to a negative impact on human rights, we will promptly take steps to rectify and provide relief through appropriate means, including dialogue. Masu.
  10. Revision, abolition and management
    The amendment or abolition of this basic policy will be decided by Board of Directors of artience Co., Ltd.
    In addition, the department in charge of amending or abolishing this basic policy will be the department that oversees human rights measures at artience Co., Ltd.

Established on March 10, 2023 (Resolved at Board of Directors on March 10, 2023)
Revised on January 1, 2024 (Resolved at Board of Directors on December 8, 2023)

Reporting desk for human rights violations

Diagram of contact point for reporting human rights violations
We have established Compliance Office both inside and outside the company to serve as a point of contact for reporting compliance matters, including human rights violations. We have also set up an inquiry desk (also available in English and Chinese) on our website to respond to reports from outside the company. Regarding reports, we investigate the facts and promptly take measures if there is a concern that a problem may occur, and we pay the utmost attention to the protection and confidentiality of whistleblowers.
In fiscal 2022, there were no reports of serious risks related to human rights violations.

Promotion system

System related to respect for human rights (FY2023)
System related to respect for human rights (FY2023)
In our group, human rights regulations and policies are handled by Human Resources Department. Regarding human rights issues and human rights education, Human Resources Department and Compliance Committee play a central role in addressing each theme.

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human rights due diligence

Companies are required to fulfill their social responsibilities, including their supply chains, and we consider the supply chain to be part of our social responsibility, and we are promoting initiatives that are considerate of human rights, labor, the environment, etc. Furthermore, based on the idea that it is necessary to understand and reduce the negative impact on human rights that our business activities have, we are moving forward with efforts to address potential human rights risks by theme to relevant departments.
Regarding respect for human rights and labor practices within the Group, related departments, centered on Human Resources Department and Legal Department work together to conduct training, education, and awareness-raising activities in an effort to ensure a healthy working environment.
For the supply chain, we distribute the Sustainable Supply Chain Guidelines and promote CSR, which specifies compliance with laws and regulations, respect for international norms, respect for human rights, fair working conditions and environments, reducing environmental impact, and preventing corruption. Through responses to procurement questionnaires, we confirm the status of suppliers' efforts in sustainability activities, including human rights.
If our group's business activities directly or indirectly contribute to human rights violations or cause a negative impact on human rights, we will promptly work to correct the situation through dialogue and appropriate procedures.

その他の取り組み​

  • Human rights education and awareness activities
  • Establishing the idea of respecting human rights
  • Prevention of harassment
  • Respect for workers' rights
  • Child labor/forced labor