Human Rights

Following our Code of Conduct and human rights policy and procedure, we are committed to creating a culture that respects human rights throughout the company. We also support the global standards for human rights and labor, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and take preventive measures against potential human rights risks in our business activities at domestic and overseas sites.

Respect for Human Rights

We comply with the global standards, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights, and International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions, and create a culture that respects human rights using our Code of Conduct, Business Partner Code of Conduct, and the Employee Pledge to Create a Culture of Mutual Respect. Based on these efforts, we identify potential human rights issues across our business activities and implement strict measures to prevent any violation of human rights.

Human Rights Policy in the Code of Conduct

We respect human rights in accordance with the human rights protection and labor standards of international organizations, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights, and ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and do not tolerate any acts of human rights violation.

  • We guarantee labor out of free will and prohibit forced labor through mental or physical restrictions, such as slavery or human trafficking.
  • Child labor is strictly prohibited at all domestic and overseas worksites, and children or adolescents under the age of fifteen cannot be hired. If an underaged person is hired according to the laws of each country, it is done in compliance with the labor relations law, such as obtaining consent of the person with parental rights or guardian, and the hired underaged person is not assigned to jobs that have risks or harmful factors.
  • Work hours and wages are set in accordance with the laws of each country or region. We comply with the laws and standards of each country for minimum wage, overtime pay, social insurance, breaks and holidays.
  • We do not discriminate employees or job applicants based on characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, religion, age, disability and marital status.
  • We guarantee the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining and do not impose disadvantage for reasons such as entering, serving or forming a labor union.

Pledge to Practice the Culture of Mutual Respect

Human Rights Risk Management

We identify potential human rights risks and conduct site inspection and monitoring yearly on a regular basis to identify and prevent human rights violation factors and ensure that human rights policies are being implemented as required. Mitigation plans are developed focusing on the major human rights risks that have been identified through our risk assessment process, and completed improvements are announced.

Human Rights Risk Management Process

STEP 1 Analysis

  • Analyze global guidelines and domestic/overseas media reports
  • Identify risks at each phase according to risk frequency and severity
  • Analyze human rights violations inside and outside the organization

STEP 2 Assessment

  • Design human rights risk assessment process
  • Conduct human rights risk assessment
  • Send due-diligence team to high-risk sites for site inspection
  • Identify critical issues and vulnerable groups

STEP 3 Mitigation Planning

  • Develop improvement plan for each human rights risk
  • Make improvements in human rights management

STEP 4 Monitoring

  • Report required improvements and improvement plan to executive management
  • Implement improvement plan and monitor human rights risks

Human Rights Risk Assessment

Human Rights Risk Assessment Description
Human Rights Risks Impacted Persons Mitigation Plan
Discrimination and equal pay Employees, female Establish a culture that prohibits sexual harassment and discrimination
Increase ratio of female executives
Reduce wage gap between genders
Collective bargaining and freedom of association Employees Guarantee right to form, enter, and serve labor union
Forced labor and child labor Subcontractors, third-party workers Site inspection for subcontractors and contracted workers