Mitsui Chemicals

Respect for Human Rights

Human Rights Policy

The Mitsui Chemicals Group Human Rights Policy

This Mitsui Chemicals Group Human Rights Policy (the “Policy”) establishes specific guidelines concerning respect for human rights in the Mitsui Chemicals Group.

(Basic philosophy)

Respect for human rights is an essential element of developing business activities globally.
We at the Mitsui Chemicals Group signed the United Nations Global Compact in January 2008, endorse the aims of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO (International Labour Organization) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and emphasize respect for human rights.
Pursuant to the Mitsui Chemicals Group Action Guidelines, we practice “Always Act in Good Faith,” “For People and Society” and “Dream-Inspiring Innovation” as a corporate citizen. Furthermore, we are aware of our environmental and social responsibilities along the entire supply chain, encourage each other to respect the Policy, and aim to be a corporate group that enjoys the confidence of society for its fair corporate activities.

(Respect for human rights)

As an essential matter for developing business activities globally, we respect human rights and aim at becoming a corporate group that enjoys the confidence of society for its fair corporate activities based on the awareness of the common standard stated in Article 1 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

(Prohibition of discrimination)

Under no circumstances shall we engage in discrimination whatsoever based on race, national origin, birthplace, social origin, caste, family lineage, religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, family background, marital status, membership of unions, political views, or any other differences.

(Respect for basic labor rights)

We respect workers’ rights to organize and bargain collectively and other basic labor rights.
In addition, we shall foster labor-management trust and cooperative relations through frank dialogues and mutual understanding and solve labor-management issues voluntarily and peacefully.

(Prohibition of forced labor and child labor)

We never use forced labor and child labor in any of our business activities in any of the countries and regions in which we operate.

(Prohibition of harassment)

Under no circumstances shall we engage in sexual harassment, power harassment, maternity harassment or other harassment actions that hurt the dignity of individuals.

(Respect for privacy)

We respect privacy of individuals and endorse the aims of the OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data and handle personal information appropriately in accordance with the relevant laws of the respective countries.

(Prevention of human rights violation)

We shall endeavor to avoid causing any human rights violation and or indirectly creating adverse human rights impacts through our business activities.
In addition, through all the stakeholders involved in our business activities, we shall work to prevent or mitigate adverse human rights impacts.

(Initiatives based on the concept of human rights due diligence)

We are committed to acting based on the concept of human rights due diligence which requires the identification of human rights violations and indirect impacts or risks that may lead to human rights violations, their prevention or mitigation, and accountability for how to respond to the violations.

(Response to human rights violations)

In the event of a human rights violation or indirect adverse human rights impact which is produced by our business activities, we shall promptly devise corrective measures or cooperate with a third party in taking measures.

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