Human Resources

Human rights

Our Code of Ethics acknowledges internationally proclaimed human rights, which are also reflected in our employment policies and standards.

Our Equal Opportunity and Diversity Policy aims to prohibit discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, union membership, political affiliation or any other status protected by law, for all employment-related decisions.

The most senior executive with responsibility for human rights aspects is the Chief Human Resources Officer.


Labor practice

We value people as the most important asset of our Group. Our HR strategy aims to ensure we have the right people and that we maximize our talent management around the world.

Safety and quality underpin everything we do, with open communication central to our employment policies.

We operate as an integrated international Group, with a multinational management and 80 percent of our employees working outside Japan.

We believe that our diverse workforce with its range of nationalities, skills, qualifications and experience is a substantial benefit to our business. Our management style is to put the best person in each job, regardless of nationality or region. Our approach to rewards and retention includes market-based competitive pay and benefits for eligible employees.

We are putting policies in place to attract and retain talent - particularly in emerging markets. We work to create a culture that allows employees the opportunity to work without fear of intimidation, reprisal or harassment. Our systems permit employees to raise any concerns in a confidential and timely manner. The most senior executive with responsibility for labor aspects is the Chief Human Resources Officer.