Tokyo Gas Group has established the following policies on human rights as part of Tokyo Gas Group
Our Code of Conduct in order to put into practice its Management Philosophy and Corporate Action Philosophy.
＜Policy on Respect for Human Rights＞
- We will respect human rights, prohibit child labor and forced labor, and not discriminate or harass anyone on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, origin, nationality, disability, education, social status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other such grounds.
- We will respect one another's positions and treat everyone equally, irrespective of form of employment, gender, title, or any other differences.
- We will not commit sexual harassment, workplace bullying, pregnancy discrimination or other types of harassment, discrimination against employees who take family care leave, or any other acts that infringe the dignity of the individual. We will also not condone such acts.
Tokyo Gas Group believes that the starting point for promoting human rights is the creation of a vibrant workplace, and “awareness of respect for human rights” is the bedrock that allows employees to maximize their potential. In April 2017, we updated the policy on respect for human rights set forth in Our Code of Conduct to reflect legal changes and accommodate our global business development, which we are accelerating in accordance with the main policies for fiscal 2015-2017 for realizing our Challenge 2020 Vision. The concept of human rights adopted in this policy includes all the basic human rights laid out not only in the Constitution of Japan and Japan’s Labor Standards Act, but also in documents such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It further encompasses the basic rights regarding labor (freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, elimination of forced labor, abolition of child labor, and elimination of discrimination) stipulated in the ILO International Labour Standards, as well as the local laws, cultures, and practices of the countries in which we do business.
In March 2016, Tokyo Gas signed and joined the UN Global Compact, a UN-backed initiative that calls on companies to implement 10 principles in the fields of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption. Recognizing the increasingly urgent need to tackle human rights abuses and other international developments, we will pursue initiatives in partnership with the relevant agencies.