Respect for Human Rights

Basic Philosophy on Human Rights

Respect for human rights is one of the fundamental principles that underpin our business activities all over the world. The Mitsui Chemicals Group is committed to observing all laws and regulations. At the same time, we maintain a deep respect for the personality and opinions of each individual. The Group does not tolerate discrimination on any grounds including gender, race, nationality, age, and religion or any form of harassment. We have codified this commitment together with our obligation to respect human rights in the Mitsui Chemicals Group Action Guidelines and the Human Resources Management Policy of the Mitsui Chemicals Group. As a member of society, we will also fulfill our environmental and social responsibilities across the entire supply chain by always acting in good faith, having a high regard for people and society, and practicing dream-inspiring innovation.

The Mitsui Chemicals Group has put in place its Basic Philosophy on Human Rights after taking into consideration various standards including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Issued by the International Labour Organization and the Global Compact as well as the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights of the United Nations.

The Mitsui Chemicals Group’s Basic Philosophy on Human Rights

1. Maintaining international standards
We signed the UN Global Compact in January 2008. We uphold and take steps to prevent any violation of internationally proclaimed basic human rights, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
2. Respect for basic labor rights
We respect basic labor rights, including freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.
3. Elimination of forced, compulsory, and child labor
We will not engage in any form of forced, compulsory or child labor as part of our corporate activities, in any country or region.
4. Elimination of discrimination
We will not engage in any form of discrimination on any grounds, including race, gender, nationality, age, or religion.