In FY2019, we have established ‘Shindengen Group Human Rights Policy’ as the base of all other policies and documents (ex. Shindengen Group Action Guidelines) related to the Group’s efforts to respect human rights across our global operations.
Shindengen Group Human Rights Policy
Initiative for preventing Slave Labor and Human Trafficking
The Shindengen Group has updated a statement in September 2021 to prevent slave labor and human trafficking pursuant to the British Modern Slavery Act 2015, Article 54(1).
Human Rights Due Diligence
We consider that the greatest risk of slavery or human trafficking would have been in our supply chain where operations and managerial oversight are out of the Shindengen Group’s direct control. The Group is implementing a two-year human rights survey plan based on ‘Supply Chain CSR Deployment Guidebook’.
In FY2020, we conducted human rights surveys to the suppliers whom we planned as subjects of the survey for the second year. In the 2 years, we obtained 81% response from the suppliers (95% on a transaction amount basis) and performed
a scoring analysis for each item based on each company's response, and asked suppliers who did not meet our
target scores to improve. In this way, our survey of the second year was completed as planned.
We plan to conduct supply chain human rights surveys on a regular schedule. And we will continue to ask suppliers to understand and cooperate with respect for human rights through the opportunities such as Business Strategy Meeting and steadily add necessary clause related to human rights in the Basic Contract. The Shindengen Group will identify human right risks through to conduct yearly assessment and will take the appropriate actions, such as avoiding, mitigating the risks.